Mish Ltd is a supplier of glowstick & glow-in-the-dark products to schools, kindergartens, churches and non-profit organisations for fundraising. They also can provide party lighting, UV Lights, face and body paints, glow poi and juggling balls, disco decor and event entry wristbands.
This website was recommended as a place to find good icebreakers for meetings, however it is so much more. It touts itself as: “Free career help, business training, organisational development - inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates - free and fun.” Check it out.
This website allows you to:
- Customise and publish a professional online event registration page.
- Use event promotion tools to raise awareness and increase attendance.
- Manage your event (e.g. offer multiple ticket types, accept donations rather than a fixed price, enable waitlists, etc).
- Collect money via a secure credit card system, PayPal or Google Checkout.
Eventbrite is free for free events. If you are collecting money for your event, Eventbrite doesn’t charge you until you make a sale.
If your community group is in Auckland and has a lot of contact with new immigrants, you may wish to refer them to this website (or access it yourself so you can help them with settlement). The website is a community partnership and features topics of interest to newcomers to Auckland, plus notification of relevant events, workshops and services. If you have services to offer new immigrants you can advertise on the site, which is administered by Auckland Regional Migrant Services.
This is an online auction site (similar to Trademe) and an online retail ‘store’ that distributes a percentage of its fees to charities. People using the site tag which of the charities registered with Usave are to get the donation portion of their sales fees. There is no cost to the charity. At least one Baptist group has already registered on the Usave site. Check out the website for more information.
This online service offers registered users 2G of free online storage. (You can pay for more storage if needed.)The service has a few benefits. Dropbox installs a folder on your computer and whatever you save in that folder is automatically saved and copied to an identical folder online. So, if your computer ever crashes, you can still access your documents via another computer using your online Dropbox account.
Dropbox also allows you to work on a project using multiple computers linked to your Dropbox account. For example, if you have a PC at work and a laptop for home use, you can have a Dropbox folder on both. No matter which of these computers you then use, Dropbox will automatically update your document file from the online folder, meaning you can work with the current copy of the text.
Individuals and organisations can upload presentations and documents to SlideShare to share ideas, conduct research, connect with others, and generate leads. Anyone can view presentations and documents on topics that interest them, download them and reuse or remix for their own work.
The Generosity Hub is raising awareness of giving in New Zealand. With representatives from the community, philanthropy and business sectors, it has four projects:
- Supporting new ways of giving.
- Promoting generosity among young people.
- Growing business generosity.
- Using research to understand and support giving.
Its ‘Giving for Good’ website has stories, research, case studies, links to resources, and ideas about giving. You can also upload your own inspiring stories.
Inspiring Communities is a non-profit charitable trust that has been working since 2008 to grow the recognition, understanding and practice of community-led development. Its website has resources and information relevant to community ministries. You can read, and subscribe to, their monthly e-newsletter online.