Created: October 8, 2020 at 12:11 PM | Updated: October 8, 2020 | By NZ Navigator
NZ Navigator is an on-line assessment tool developed for New Zealand community organisations.
NZ Navigator is focused on building strong and effective organisations and communities, enabling users to assess the performance of their organisation by rating all the important areas of the organisation's operation - direction, governance, leadership, people, administration, finances, communication, evaluation, and relationships.
One person registers your organisation and you decide what sort of assessment you want to undertake. You can work collaboratively and complete a single assessment, or ask your team (staff, board, volunteers) to participate in a multiple participant assessment that means everyone's opinions are anonymously combined into one assessment report.
Once you complete an assessment, you will have immediate access to a report with charts, scores, feedback and resources (including an action plan) to assist you to further develop your organisation. Although not linked to any funding requirements, you can use the results of the tool when you talk with your funders, to demonstrate the work that you are doing and to highlight those areas where some organisational development activity can be supported.
Because the tool is self-administered, it presents an opportunity for groups to be open and honest about key aspects of their organisation. It also provides a benchmark for future evaluation and you can compare any two assessments to see the progress you have made.