In mid-2013, Wellington was shaken by two earthquakes within weeks of each other. For many, this meant access and buildings was restricted until they had been approved for re-occupation. Thankfully for Funding Information Service (FIS), their choice to move their operations to Cloud meant they could keep working and stay in contact even when they weren't in the same place.
The Depot Artspace is a multi-disciplinary, creative community based in Devonport, Auckland.
They say their thriving multi-disciplinary creative centre is testimony to a clear vision, a strong philosophy of inclusiveness and accessibility, unfaltering tenacity and a large helping of community can-do.
The Heart foundation is New Zealand's heart health charity working to stop New Zealanders dying prematurely from heart disease.
It is committed to promoting heart health through funding vital research, promoting heart healthy lifestyles and advancing cardiac care.
The Foundation is an organisation with over 120 staff. Recently the organisation wanted to do a complete upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, and TechSoup New Zealand was able to help.
Birthright New Zealand works with single parent families throughout New Zealand to facilitate the growth of confidence, skills and resilience within the family unit and its individual members.
Birthright assists families by helping the family members to plan for their own development, to effectively use their own and community resources and to achieve integration in the community.
Birthright New Zealand comprises 15 regional member societies. Each member society is autonomous and offers a range of services.
TEAR Fund New Zealand has been running in New Zealand for more than 30 years. TEAR Fund partners with local organisations in developing countries to work directly with the poorest people to help them find their own solutions to overcoming poverty.
"Without TechSoup NZ, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM package
would have been out of our reach, and we may not have considered it as an
option, and instead continued on with our many systems; which in the long run
would have been more costly in time, effort and expense." Jon Horne, General Manager, TEAR Fund NZ
RDA Equestrian Therapy Centre provides therapeutic horse related activities for children and adults with physical, mental, cognitive, social or behavioural needs.
"The 'user friendly' Microsoft software has allowed staff
members to not only create communications,
data bases and input data with ease - it has given them the confidence
to delegate tasks to our volunteer force for updating or processing with
confidence - because it isn't so complicated that it might result in
elimination and or corruption of data."Katharine Birks, Fundraising Manager, RDA Tauranga
Waitakere Adult Literacy found that their early 21st century technology capability was restricting their ability to meet the demands of their busy tutors and the growing sophistication of their learners and their needs.
"We now have a digital work environment that effectively supports the demands of our busy tutors and the growing sophistication of our learners and their needs. A shortage of office space and computers is also a thing of the past." Jane Gilmour, Manager, Waitakere Adult Literacy.
Methodist City Action's Computer school has an intake of over 3000 students per year. Some of these students have some sort of physical or psychological disability, and some are Senior Citizens of 55 years of age and over. Methodist City Action has a strong focus on the use of technology for an inclusive society.
"Microsoft Office has empowered students with a sense of inclusion in society
and helped them to break out of seclusion and spark their interest in
learning." Kaveh Farbeh-Tabrizi, IT Administrator/Tutor, Methodist City Action
The Champion Centre is the largest and longest running centre-based
programme for infants and preschool children with disabilities in New
"We needed an efficient server that therapists can log into and work on their reports, sharing drafts and contributing to a final integrated document. We also needed the individual computers upgraded to run on the same operating system using the much more efficient 2010 Microsoft Office suite.The gift from TechSoup has been fabulous! The new server has enabled us to retire several dinosaur computers that couldn’t keep up, to put in a new server, and finally get most of us into the 21st century!"