Last year the Digital Technology Pilot was such a success we’ve decided to run it again. Thanks to Bay Trust you have another opportunity to participate.

If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible.

  • not for profit
  • need better digital technology and communications
  • worry about fundraising
  • want better efficiency
  • have time to invest over 10 months

We will:

  • assess your software, hardware and skill needs
  • select and install technology
  • Train and support to further funding

Who’s involved in the Digital Technology Project (DTP)

In collaboration with Bryan Winters, Socialink is launching the DTP in response to the needs identified above. Bryan has been in the IT industry since 1982, working in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore. He also has a long history of volunteering in the social sector, and was the founding chairman of Live For More, the Tauranga charity with its unique programme for at-risk youth combining surfing and counselling.

But it is actually the wider digital community we applaud. The head of the Information Technology Professionals (ITP) of New Zealand and the local branch support us. They are keen to match their members skills and some of their spare time with your needs. We have already spoken with an assortment of individuals and companies in the local sector. So far one hundred percent have committed time and expertise to the exercise, at no cost to you.

When will the Digital Technology Pilot run?

The DTP will run from 17 June to 31 March 2020.

The Cost to you?

$300 per organisation.

Who can apply?

Any charitable or not for profit organisation in the Bay of Plenty region can apply. Selection for the programme will be made using the following criteria:

  1. A firm and united grasp about where your organisation is heading. It is important for us to grasp your vision, your goals, and the community demographic supporting you.
  2. Openness about your existing digital assets and skill base, and the needs your organisation has identified .
  3. Board commitment to participate in the
  4. Availability of key personnel throughout the programme including the evaluation of the pilot.
  5. Willingness to fit in with skilled volunteer time frames.
  6. It is likely you will not have permanent digital expertise employed, or that you are heavily influenced by an external digital vendor or advisor. We want to help organisations that truly need the programme.
  7. Successful applicants must be able to contribute $300 (incl GST) towards the cost of the programme. This will be vastly outweighed by the skilled expertise, products, and services, you will receive, but indicates your commitment.

How to apply

Step 1: Email your registration of interest as a Word or PDF document to kathy@socialink.org.nz.  Include the following;

  1. Name, Contact Details and paid staff numbers.
  2. A brief outline of the work of your charity.
  3. A list of your digital assets,( e.g. Microsoft Excel, Xero accounting, Client database system, website URL, email systems, social media platforms, etc) and IT support provider, if any.
  4. What you believe your digital needs are.

Step 2: Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a round-table discussion with SociaLink and Bryan Winters.

Want to know more?

Contact Bryan Winters by email or phone 021 377 937.