Digital and IT

IT systems for accounting, payroll, invoicing, communication, client relationship management, board management and evaluation are all ways for organisations to manage their operational functions more efficiently. However, with the increasing use of these systems it is increasingly important to be aware of cyber security and minimising the risk of cyber security breaches.

The use of information and communication technology can help your organisation to:
  • make the most of staff and volunteer time
  • measure and improve client and community outcomes
  • minimise service risk ie privacy breaches

General Information

ImproveIT helps community organisations make the most of information and communication technology. The site has an extensive information library in the following subjects:

  • IT Management – technology management, governance and planning
  • Technology – PCs, infrastructure, servers, hardware software and email
  • Information management – Client information, service delivery, supporting members
  • Online presence – websites, social media, search engines & online communications
  • Staff IT skills – digital literacy, productivity tools & professional development
  • Security & risk – securing your information & disaster recovery

If you are not sure where to start you can take their Digital Capability Quiz

Technology donation and discount programmes



TechSoup New Zealand is a programme run by Connecting Up, Inc. that administers technology donation and discount programs from companies such as Microsoft, Symantec, SAP and many more to eligible not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand.

They regularly have tech related Events: webinars and training programmes. They also have great information on checking out the health of your equipment, speeding things up, security issues, social media and much more.

If you have an IT related question you can post this to Ask an expert




Privacy Act 2020 information  and Notify Us the online tool that can help you work out if a breach is notifiable and to report it to the Privacy Commissioner. Under the new Act, if your organisation has a privacy breach that is likely to cause anyone serious harm, it is legally required to notify us and any affected persons as soon as practicable.

Data breaches
Privacy Commissioner information on losing personal information through a data breach.

Using the Cloud Privacy considerations for organisations storing personal information in the cloud including a ‘Cloud computing checklist’ for small organisations

Privacy statement development tool
Generate your own privacy statement by using the Privacy Commissioner’s Priv-o-matic tool.

CERT NZ cyber security in New Zealand
An organisation that aims to improve cyber security in New Zealand, they have a range of guides to protect businesses.

SociaLink Digital Technology Support Programme



Find out more about this programme here

The DTP is an early support programme to:

  • assess your software, hardware and skill needs
  • select and install technology
  • offers training and support if further funding is required