The NZ Navigator Trust is creating a growing portfolio of digital spaces to equip a thriving charitable and community sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Trust currently has two free online tools:

NZ Navigator is an online self-assessment designed for community organisations to assess themselves across nine domains of operation including governance, strategic direction, finances, people management and communications.

The final assessment links the organisation to resources held on CommunityNet Aotearoa.

Together these free tools enable groups to develop stronger organisations, set their own priorities for action and access resources to assist in that development.

Benefits of the NZ Navigator Trust digital platforms are...

  • Convenience - easy to access, anytime, from anywhere
  • Affordability - offers free or low cost access to useful resources
  • Efficiencies - saves time and money
  • Broad reach - offers a one-stop shop for multiple offerings.

The tools you find here are...  

  • Simple - the resources are easy to use
  • Relevant - they make sense to people
  • Useful - they help people to solve a problem and/or to improve
  • Trusted - they are curated by the community for the community.

Use this space to...

  • Encourage learning and development based on own needs
  • Seek guidance and information
  • Recommend or suggest other tools; ask for what you need
  • Promote peer-to-peer learning
  • Contribute resources and tools that you know work.

Providing free online tools is an effective response to the changing needs of organisations, giving them access to a range of tools at the time and in the way that suits them.

Working closely with community organisations

We believe in collaboration, in working with sector capability builders to promote and support community organisations; encouraging community organisations to share the tools, templates and case studies they have successfully designed in their own work; and by listening to and incorporating feedback from users.

The Trust itself has grown out of a collaboration between community partners, Platform Trust and Bishop’s Action Foundation, successfully working alongside Department of Internal Affairs and Charities Services.