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Tech Foundations

Facilitating staff collaboration and allowing the opportunity to work productively and access information anytime anywhere by improving your technology functions

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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How ready are you?

Spend a few minutes to know how ready your organisation is to move to the cloud. This will help you understand what materials below will be on most valuable as you chart your own path to digital transformation.

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What are tech foundations?
Guide
What are tech foundations?
Tech foundations cover the core tech components allowing staff to share information and collaborate effectively.
Connecting to the internet
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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.
Choosing the right tablet
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Guide to purchasing tablets
If you’re thinking about using tablets as part of your service delivery, there are a few things you should consider.
Choosing the right computer
Guide
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.
Hardware, software & telecommunications
Guide
Discounted hardware, software & telecommunications
Connecting Up offers a variety of discounted new and refurbished hardware and software for eligible not-for-profit organisations.
Tech solutions enabling remote work
Guide
Enabling remote work
Cloud computing offers not-for-profits a cost effective, sustainable way for staff to work remotely.
Embracing a hybrid workplace
Guide
What is hybrid working?
The benefits of embracing hybrid working include allowing organisations to maintain productivity, reduce costs and increase employee satisfaction.
An introduction to cloud computing
Guide
An introduction to cloud computing
Cloud technology offers huge benefits to organisations. Learn what it is and how it can help you.
What not-for-profits should expect from Google Workspace
Guide
What not-for-profits should expect from Google Workspace
With Google Workspace, not-for-profits have a viable alternative to MS 365.
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What every not-for-profit should expect from MS 365
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What every not-for-profit should expect from MS 365
Microsoft’s Office 365 suite gathers together a powerful array of cloud-based tools. Here's what to expect from them.
Google for Nonprofits
Guide
Google for Nonprofits discount program
Google for Nonprofits provides free tools to charities and not-for-profit organisations - find out how to access it.
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.
Training options for Microsoft Office products
Training
Training options for Microsoft Office products
When it comes to free and low cost user training for MS Office, you're spoiled for choice.
MS Teams training for not-for-profits
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MS Teams training for not-for-profits
Learn how to run remote meetings and collaborate remotely more effectively using Microsoft Teams.
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Microsoft Teams for everyday use
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Microsoft Teams for everyday use
MS Teams is a powerful tool for its users. Learn about how to harness its potential.
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Achieving intermediate level tech foundations
Guide
Achieving intermediate tech foundations
We recommend every not-for-profit aim for intermediate capability across the eight tech foundations categories.
Man working on laptop
Guide
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. 
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.
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.
Getting started with Amazon Web Services
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Getting started with Amazon Web Services
Learn how migrating to the cloud using Amazon Web Services can help your organisation deliver services more effectively.
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Getting started with Microsoft Azure Cloud
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Getting started with Microsoft Azure Cloud
Azure Cloud has over 200 products and cloud services designed to help non-profits bring new solutions to life. Build, run and manage apps across multiple clouds, on-premises and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.
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Achieving advanced level tech foundations
Guide
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.
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.