Ph: 06 878 3456

Forum: Wednesday 29 May and Master Class: Thursday 30 May Auckland

The communities that we work within are changing quickly. The nature of their need and how we need to support them is dynamic. Remaining relevant requires us to improve our organisations agility to continue serving the needs and aspirations of our clients. Technology is a tool with the potential to build capability and services....

Improving the capability uplift of an organisation requires new ways of working, innovation and new technology. In other words: Digital Transformation.

Unfortunately, 80% of digital transformation projects which take a technology-first approach fail. The forum will therefore not only look at technology initiatives, it mainly focuses on the changes the leadership team needs to take, make and showcase. This Forum will show you how technology can be part of the foundation of successfully meeting your Mission Goals and impact in New Zealand's communities.

The NFP Digital Transformation Forum will bring leaders from a variety of sectors together to identify opportunities to inspire and lead digital change. 

4 themes of the NFP Digital Transformation Forum

  1. Leading Digital Change
  2. Inspirational Leadership & Change Management 
  3. Evolution & Revolution
  4. Customer Experience & Service Design

Why Attend:

  • Be inspired by the digital journeys of other non-profits
  • Discover the change capability and a culture needed to succeed with digital development
  • Unpack the jargon and hype
  • See which of new technologies are "ready" for use now, and which need more time to mature
  • Understand how tightly your communications tech must work with your data systems
  • Create a digital development strategy that works within your resource constraints

2019 Speakers

Hazel Jennings, Owner & Principal Consultant, Dale Jennings Associates

Elliot Taylor, Co Founder & Executive Director, Zeal - Online Crisis Intervention

Paul Spain, CEO, Gorilla Technologies

Inu Akerei Maresala-Thomson, CEO, Trust MYRIVR 

Rosemary Fenton, International Development Manager, Unicef NZ

Georgina Hart, Project Lead - Water, Million Metres

Programme Wednesday 29 May 2019

8.30am - Registrations
9.00am - Setting the Scene, Hazel Jennings
9.10am - Keynote Elliot Taylor, Zeal: How Zeal built a world-first response to crisis posts online
10.00am - Keynote Paul Spain, Gorilla Technologies
10.50am - Networking break, coffee/tea
11.10am - Keynote Rosemary Fenton, Unicef NZ: Utilising drones to transport Vaccines in Vanuatu
11.50pm - Keynote Akerei Maresala-Thomson MYRIVR: Making access to Social Services easier for everyday New Zealanders
12.30pm - Networking break, lunch
1.10pm - Panel discussion
2.00pm - Keynote TBC 
2.40pm - Keynote Georgina Hart, Million Metres - Kiwi’s helping kiwi’s for clean water
3.20pm - Closing remarks
3.30pm - Forum close

Programme subject to change

Who Should Attend:

Leadership Team Members, Board Members, CEOs, Senior Management Team Members, Marketing Managers, Operations Managers from all For Purpose and Not-For-Profit organisations. 


Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel
153 Kirkbride Road
09 912 3333

There is free parking at the venue.

Please contact Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel directly for accommodation bookings.

Master Class - Thursday 30 May

Sign up for the One-Day Master Class with Hazel Jennings and learn that whatever your budget, staffing or mission there will be affordable, sustainable ways your non-profit can make better use of the digital technologies taking over our lives.

This Master Class will show you how, and help you plan your next steps on the journey to being a data driven, cyber secure and innovative organisation.

Price & Registration

Forum ONLY Earlybird - $250.00 + GST
Forum and Master Class Earlybird - $300.00 + GST

Forum ONLY Standard Price - $299.00 + GST
Forum and Master Class Standard Price - $350.00 + GST

Earlybird finishes on the 11 May 2019

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Nathalie van Dort on 06 878 3456 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. 

Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Morning tea and lunch are included.

Important: If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you register online and we will ensure we cater for you.

Takeaway Reference Material
In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email following the conference. This weblink will be available only to delegates.

Commitment to Access and Equity
We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.


For further details, please contact:
Nathalie van Dort at or
Phone: 06 878 3456