The NZ Navigator Trust is creating 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.

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, an online hub that gathers quality resources in one place. 

Together these free 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 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.