charity-IT is a registered charitable trust*. Our mission is to amplify the good work done by charities everyday throughout New Zealand by helping them with their IT. We run hackathons and other events to provide IT-professionals with the opportunity to use their valuable skills and expertise for good.
So many great people and collaboration, there’s a great vibe, and no arguments… The willingness to share knowledge has been quite cool…
At the end of the day, we are a bunch of peeps from the IT industry hoping to make small, but helpful changes to the working lives of those doing amazing work for others. We are a trust, which means we have a deed as our founding document, and we work towards the purposes of the deed (its actually a good read, you should pop right on over to the charity-IT deed and have a nosey!)
So how does charity-IT actually work? with a lot of coffee and some pretty heavy use of Slack.
But in all seriousness, beyond the board (who holds ultimate responsibility for implementing the trust deed) we have an executive team that does the day-to-day running of the charity, makes the plans, thinks on their feet, and generally attempts to fit charity work into the already insane lives they lead. But that makes it sound glamorous, basically the executive team is interested in making sure the peeps involved in charity-IT, can actually get shit done. So in reality this is stuff like bank accounts, reporting, sponsorship, finances, to-do lists and other things in that vein…
So much more importantly, alongside the executive team, we have a great little team of peeps with all the ninja skills we need to pull off an event. I’m not going to lie, this is the team that actually gets stuff done. They are so busy doing stuff that they haven’t even got a name – we kinda have ended up calling them the “event team” by default which is a bit sad for everyone involved. It is this team that books venues, talks to charities about their needs, and if you come along to an event, the person who signs you in will be a member.
If you are interested in knowing more, or have any questions about what we do, how we do it, or even our preferred breakfast food (porridge might be an oldie, but it is still a goodie!) – just get in touch with us via the handy-dandy contact form here.
*We had our registered charity status approved on 23.06.2016, and you can find us on the charities register here.