Getting stuff done: essential online tools for good causes

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Every day brings more things to do, more urgent change to make but no more time. How do we get smarter about putting the time, energy and money we’ve got to best use?

There are many, many digital tools that we can turn to that can make it easier to engage supporters and keep organised. Almost too many.

This lunchtime session will offer a guided tour of 10 essential online tools. Tools that will be covered included planning, running projects, communicating within teams, making decision, scheduling and tracking what’s happening.

Presenting this meetup is Helen Baxter, who has evolved smart personal and business practices using a variety of online tools over the last 20 years. She has worked out what works for being organised personally, running a successful business and promoting knowledge sharing within networks.

Come to this session to:

• Learn how to be more productive

• Get advice on how to find and decide on the best tools

• Be inspired to try new ways of getting organised.

Helen will share the tools she is using to create this tailored session (we'll email these to everyone who RSVPs). Put your hand up if you'd like to get some customised advice about a specific issue on the day.

Helen Baxter - short bio

Helen Baxter has been writing and producing digital media since 1994. As MD of Mohawk Media ( she sets stories free from spreadsheets and turns data into design. She is author of Dance at Work: the creative business toolkit, a trainer for the Science Media Centre, and judges the annual Yahoo!NZ Digital Strategy Awards. Helen has sat on the advisory boards of Digital NZ and Creative Commons Aotearoa.

About timing: NetSquared lunchtime sessions:

The new format for our lunchtime sessions in 2015 goes like this:
- 12.15pm: arrive for a cuppa & networking, BYO lunch
- 12.30pm: presentation/ talk/ learning
- 1.30pm: wrap up, informal networking.

Sharing the knowledge

New in 2016, we want to make sure we plan to ensure insights, links and general wisdom are available for later reference. Therefore at each session we will be looking for a scribe and for someone to tweet gems.

Twitter handles for #net2welly, @netsquared (

Presenter: Helen Baxter - mohawk media (

Co-organiser: Stephen Blyth - commonknow_nz (

About the venue

The Drug Foundation office is on the fourth floor, with lift access. Toilets are not accessibility friendly.