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Tech Foundations

PCs, network, servers, telephony, email, file sharing and collaboration infrastructure

Basic Capability

We are in the early stages of developing our capability and have improvements to make. We likely:

  • Don't fully utilise a not-for-profit collaboration platform (365 or Google Workspace)
  • Have older, unreliable or slow equipment
  • Can't easily work at home, on the road or out of the office
  • Often use email attachments to share information.

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Intermediate Capability

We have the fundamentals under control that meet the key needs of the organisation, but we recognise further improvements are possible:

  • Staff are happy with our technology, information sharing and collaboration environment
  • We utilise a not-for-profit collaboration platform like Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace well
  • Our equipment is reliable, supports staff in their work and is well supported
  • Staff can readily access information and work wherever they are.

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Advanced Capability

Our equipment and collaboration infrastructure are reliable, cost effective and future-proof:

  • We utilise a non-profit collaboration platform like Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace very well
  • Staff and management are highly satisfied
  • Information and documents/files are easy to find and well organised
  • Staff can readily access information, take phone calls and work collaboratively anywhere.

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What are tech foundations?
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Google for Nonprofits discount program
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Microsoft 365 not-for-profit program
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Microsoft 365 not-for-profit program
Microsoft offers discounts for eligible not-for-profits on its MS 365 suite of products - find out how to qualify.
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Connecting to the internet
Tips and advice on how to choose an internet connection that's a good fit for your organisation.
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Training options for Microsoft Office products
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Training options for Microsoft Office products
When it comes to free user training for MS Office, you're spoiled for choice.
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Guide to purchasing tablets
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Choosing the right computer
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Guide to purchasing computers
Whether you’re replacing one computer or a whole office-full, it’s important to match the new device to your staff and operational needs.
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Hardware, software & telecommunications
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Discounted hardware, software & telecommunications
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Tech solutions enabling remote work
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Enabling remote work
Cloud computing offers not-for-profits a cost effective, sustainable way for staff to work remotely.
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Embracing a hybrid workplace
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The benefits of embracing hybrid working include allowing organisations to maintain productivity, reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction.
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Achieving intermediate level tech foundations
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Achieving intermediate tech foundations
We recommend every not-for-profit aim for intermediate capability across the eight tech foundations categories.
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Hybrid working - how to set up for success
If you have decided to go ahead with hybrid working, doing so successfully requires changes to leadership as well as technology, workflow and processes. 
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Google Workspace and Cloud training for IT administrators
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Google Workspace & Cloud training for IT administrators
For organisations that opt to work with Google Workspace and Google Cloud, there's a range of training options.
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MS 365 and cloud training for administrators
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MS 365 & cloud training for IT administrators
Training ideas and options for IT administrators seeking training in Microsoft 365 and the cloud.
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Achieving advanced level tech foundations
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Achieving advanced tech foundations
If technology is a key enabler for your organisation, striving for advanced tech foundations capability can make a lot of sense and help your staff to work more efficiently wherever they are.
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Maintaining advanced level tech foundations
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Maintaining advanced tech foundations
Technology systems and platforms are constantly evolving, and so should your organisation - here's some advice on how.
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