Seminar on using tablets and phones securely

Balancing the need for easy access with the need for security can be a tricky task. EVen more so when you arm staff with smartphones and tablets.  But there are ways to reduce risk whilst maintaining security.

Otago Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly tech sessions. An this month they are covering “Secure Device Managers. A discussion on the risks your business may face when using smartphones in the working environment, and solutions to mitigate the risks, track devices, and secure your data. Relevant for the single device of a small business to large organisations operating thousands of devices.”

That sounds like it could be very useful to nonprofits delivering services in the field.

The session is on 29 April 2016 11:00am to noon at  Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place, Dunedin

It’s delivered Ajay Kumar a resident tech expert from Vodafone hosts monthly tech talks to help our members keep up with the latest apps, upgrades and uses for our mobile technology.

Full details are on the OCC website.

Senior Chef Cooking Classes

Age Concern Otago has organised a cooking course for Senior Citizens

The goal of the course is to improve cooking skills, nutrition knowledge, meal planning and how to shop smart for nutritious economical food by attending a friendly 8 week Senior Chef Course.

Places are limited, to book your place or for information phone Age Concern on:
(03) 477 1040

Mondays or Thursdays, starting Monday February 15th & Thursday February 18th at 10:00am-12:30pm

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Assess your organisation! is a New Zealand website dedicated to helping you assess the viability of your NonProfit. You can share the online questionnaire with colleagues and board members and it will automatically join the results or just answer the questions yourself for a quick report on performance.

You can trot through the questions in about 10 minutes.

Once complete you are provided with a report showing how you have ranked across different areas:

  • Direction
  • Governance
  • Leadership
  • People
  • Administration
  • Finances
  • Communication
  • Evaluation
  • Relationships

You are then directed to resources that will help you develop in the relevant areas.

You can come back later and complete the assessment again and you’ll be shown a comparison.

This is simple tool that can help you reflect on your organisation and find out how you and your NonProfit can develop further.


Results Based Accountability – Workshop Resources

First slide of RBA presentation

Here is the presentation as delivered on 10 December 2014 at Community Link.

On the day online resources were mentioned, these are available at They are being updated – we’ll share the revised info through the DCOSS meeting list when it’s available.

Have you made use of RBA? And are you willing to share your experience – if so get in touch – DCOSS email.

We’ll be running more session in 2015 – make sure you’ve signed up to our mailing list so you don’t miss out. Just add your name and email address to the form on the right.

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