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

Our focus is on supporting the efforts of others and we provide digital tools and resources to enhance the work done by our hard-working community organisations.

Our online tools

NZ Navigator is a free 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, an online hub that gathers no-cost quality resources in one place. 

Digital stuff we love gives us a great way of sharing clever digital tools with New Zealand organisations. Most of the tools we highlight are free or low cost for not-for-profits.

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

News for community sector organisations

We regularly highlight news about events and issues of interest to the community sector - see Latest News. You can also sign up below to receive our occasional e-newsletters.

What are the benefits of the Trust's digital platforms?

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

The NZ Navigator Trust is a core member of the Charities Sector Group. This group provides an opportunity for representatives of the charitable sector to interact directly with Charities Services to discuss priorities, issues and perspectives.