Resources for Collaboration

NZ Navigator Trust providing high quality tools to lift your performance 

NZ Navigator Trust provides community organisations access to high quality tools and resources to help with all the important areas of your organisation. Visit for more information.

Trello and Asana – free and powerful collaboration tools

There are many free online tools to assist with collaboration such as Asana or Dropbox. We use Trello at the Working Together More Fund – find out about how Trello helps you manage collaborative projects and your individual workflow.

WTMF YouTube Channel 

We occasionally link to informative videos on collaboration. You can access these on the WTMF YouTube playlist.

Checklists: Prepare & Implement Rewarding Collaborations 

If you’re thinking about collaborating or entering into a partnership but aren’t sure where to start -these checklists will help.

They’re based on feedback from WTMF grantees. Updated in 2020 with the latest findings, they’re based on a deep understanding of both the impact of WTMF grants and the challenges faced by the organisations receiving them. They will help you think about the collaborative process for effective delivery.

They will help structure thinking so your collaboration is based on sound planning while ensuring a positive project culture keeps the ideas flowing. It’s about helping you achieve your project goals and where possible exceed your outcomes.

As always your feedback is invited to help us maximise the benefit of these resources.

Analyse your partnerships 

If your organisation works in partnership with others or is considering entering into a new partnership, try this tool from Australia’s Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).

Use the Partnerships Analysis Tool to assess, monitor and maximise the ongoing effectiveness of your partnerships.

Last revised in 2011, it includes information on changing organisations. Although the tool is presented in the context of health, the activities are relevant to any project or partnership.

If partnerships are to be successful, they must have a clear purpose, add value to the work of the partners, and be carefully planned and monitored. The Partnerships Analysis Tool helps organisations:

  • develop a clearer understanding of the range of purposes of collaborations
  • reflect on the partnerships they have established
  • focus on ways to strengthen new and existing partnerships by engaging in discussion about issues and ways forward.

Download the Partnerships Analysis Tool (PDF). You can also download an editable PDF of the checklist.