We all heard government and our major funders talk about the benefits of shared services and non-profit groups working co-operatively. We know there are benefits and opportunities as well as pitfalls.
To identify the community and voluntary sector’s thoughts on the value of shared services and the role of ICT (Information and Communications Technology or computing) in their respective organisations, Wellington ICT ran an online survey sometime April 2012. Implemented nationally across the whole community and voluntary sector, the survey garnered about 541 responses of which 147 responses came from the Wellington Region.
The survey was designed to give organisations an opportunity to express their views on the concept of ICT shared services as well as identify potential components of the same. Survey data covering the Wellington Region have been analysed and a report has been prepared by Massey University.
Wellington ICT acknowledges Wellington City Council, Drs. Raja Peter and Barbara Crump of Massey University, Trustee Kathy Olsen of Squiz and John Denise, as well as Volunteer Wellington, WELCOSS and other organisations for the immense support provided.
The report findings have presented in a session on 24th October 2012 at Committee Room 2, Wellington City Council. Attended by main Wellington NFPs, umbrella organisations, funding agencies, and government, a lively discussion ensued with a promise of more discussion to come.
For comments or suggestions, as well as expression of interest to participate in ongoing discussion on piloting a shared services model for NFPs, please email email@example.com.
Shared Services Survey Presentation:
The Gallery of Presentation Session:
Presentation of Shared Services Survey held at Committee Room 2 in Wellington City Council on 24th Oct 2012.