Auckland, New Zealand

Charity Hackathon Weekend

12th April – 14th April 2019

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Dunedin, New Zealand

Charity Hackathon Weekend

10th May – 12th May 2019

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Our Mission
impactNPO exists to amplify social impact by harnessing potential for good

Not for Profit and Community Groups

Not for profit projects for community and social development

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For Volunteers

Make a meaningful impact in your community. Join us for upcoming hackathons!

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For Socially Aware Businesses

Businesses and organisations contributing to create better communities

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What we do

Harness potential for good

impactNPO creates an environment where local professional IT volunteers spend a weekend developing IT solutions for local NPOs. We help the local charities and NPOs by providing solutions to their IT problems, often to organisations that would not normally have the funds or experience to engage professionals. 

Connect People

We benefit the people who volunteer through the growth of networks and skills, plus giving them an opportunity to get an understanding of the work the charities do and to give back to their local community.

Take a look at our work
Impact we've created

Auckland April 2018

Auckland November 2017

Clothes For Kids, Friendship House, Zeal, impactNPO

Auckland September 2017

She#, Social Enterprise Auckland, Betterment, The New Zealand Medical Student Association

Wellington August 2017

Pomegranate Kitchen, Dev2, Boomerang Bags,  Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ

Auckland April 2017

Cook Islands Development Agency NZ (CIDANZ), oneCOOPERATIVE, Enua Mauke, Enua Atiu, Vaka Takitumu (Rarotonga)

Auckland February 2017

Common Knowledge Trust, Donation Manager, TinCan Translations, WeNotMe

Auckland September/October 2016

Project Restore, Solvelution, ADC, and Randwick Park Association

Auckland August 2016

Amnesty International, Lifewise, Make Give Live, Rainbow Youth

Auckland May 2016

Athens Community Trust, The Entrust Foundation, Medical Students for Global Awareness, People with Parkinsons (PwP)

Auckland February 2016

Engineers Without Borders, New Zealand African Welfare Service Trust (NZAWST), noBS ratings, NZ Asia Association (Viva Eclectika event)

Events in 2015

Auckland November 2014

What they say about us

“One of the most impressive things about the entire weekend was how strategic impactNPO was. Everything they did seemed to consistently go back to their goal of helping non-profit organisations. Even after I had a team, the impactNPO leaders made themselves available for guidance, questions, and even some nitty-gritty programming.” Click here to see TinCan Translations blog article about us

TinCan Translations

TinCan Translations

Non-profit Organisation

“For those of us who have experienced an impactNPO weekend we know the magic. A huge part of that magic is the mental space … based on encouragement from the impactNPO team … that IT people bring their creativity as well as their skills. This is often lacking in their day to day work for a company, government or other business.”

Common Knowledge Trust

Common Knowledge Trust

Non-profit Organisation

“This has been the most rewarding and exciting weekend, and we can’t thank the impactNPO team and the incredible volunteers enough. Heart Kids is reliant on community support to provide our essential services to kids and families facing the lifelong challenges of congenital heart defects, and the opportunity to work with IT professionals and receive guidance, support and pro bono work is truly priceless. This weekend has allowed us to make some immediate cost savings, as well as set ourselves up to make ongoing process improvements. Our grateful thanks to everyone involved. If other charities have the opportunity to get involved, I wholeheartedly recommend it.”

Heart Kids New Zealand

Heart Kids New Zealand

Non-profit Organisation

“The organisations we met through impactNPOs Charity Hack Fest are tackling big problems on tight budgets so it’s a privilege for SilverStripe to sponsor the event. We also sent a cross­functional team to the hack fest to help out and we couldn’t be happier with how things went. We joined a team of clever and committed volunteers to deliver a new website for Sustainable Coastlines…in just 21 hours! SilverStripers got so much out of it — team building, professional development, good times and a chance to share our love of SilverStripe with others. Big shout out to our fellow Love Your Water project team mates. We really enjoyed working with you. Thank you impactNPO for your warm hospitality. You did a great job of geek wrangling this weekend.”



“A very big thank you to the impactNPO team for organising such a great event. We had an enthusiastic team of volunteers who worked together over the weekend to trial out different software products and made a final recommendation on a product that would best suit our organisation’s IT needs. We have come away with a plan for way forward and are excited about getting this implemented. We are definitely looking forward to participating in future events.”

Engineers Without Borders

Non-profit Organisation

“Like blinding lights, the amazing souls from impactNPO have left us speechless. Words cannot do justice to the great work these guys do. What we had been told would take over $5000 and a month of working time, they achieved with one weekend of hard work. Feng, Jessie, Konstantin, Prakash, Raphael, Ryan & Vikram worked with sincere effort to make those long frustrated website ambitions come true. The atmosphere was very friendly and fun, and it was altogether a most satisfactory time. We will always be grateful for your work guys, and if you ever need anything you can count on us!”


Non-profit Organisation
Meet our team
The awesome people that make impactNPO happen

Lynn Shrewsbury


Lynn is a co-founder of impactNPO. She is also an Agile Coach at Fraedom.

Luis Dueñas


Trustee at impactNPO. Luis is also a CRM Trainer at Colliers International.

Bhargavi Kotte


Secretary at impactNPO. Bhargavi is also a committee member of Agile Auckland and a Freelance Test Analyst for Assurity Consultancy.


Sakiko works in technology at impactNPO.


Nicole Lin


Nicole works in marketing at impactNPO. She also works at Microsoft NZ, currently doing a Master in Information Technology and is part of the Velocity team at the University of Auckland.

Matt Bodley

Technology, Marketing, Strategy

Matt works in technology, marketing and strategy at impactNPO. He is a consulting professional in the information technology and services industry. He graduated from University of Auckland and Massey University.

Matilde Beccatti

Marketing and Event Organisation

Mati works at impactNPO in marketing and event organisation.
She has a background in web marketing. Mati has a Master’s degree in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nav Brar

Volunteer and Organiser Recruiter

Nav is a volunteer and organiser recruiter at impactNPO. He works as a Test Analyst and a Technology Consultant with startups.

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Contact us
New Zealand Registered Charity


PO Box 5180
Wellesley Street
Auckland Central

New Zealand Charity
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