How we help

We provide a communications boost by offering free communications expertise and support to community organisations. We do this through our volunteer matchmaking and website usability services, by running workshops and providing useful resources.


Our matchmaking service involves getting a handle on what kind of communications support you might need then matching you with one of our collective of volunteers who has the right skills for the job.

Website usability service

Our website usability assessments are a twist on our matchmaking service. We’ll match you with one of our web experts who will step into the shoes of visitors to your website to offer you some great insights on how to make improvements. This is a nationwide service.

Workshops and resources

We also LOVE helping community organisations get a whole lot better at communicating. So we run regular workshops on communications-related topics, such as media relations, branding, and social media. And we offer a range of communications resources on this website.

Our services are free… but donations are welcome

There’s no charge for using our services. We’re 100 percent volunteer run from our matchmakers and workshop presenters right through to the communications experts we match you with.

We’re really grateful to our corporate sponsor JacksonStone and Partners. We’d also like to acknowledge the New Zealand Communication Association (NZCA). The NZCA has supported the research of communication academics through its journal publication and annual conferences as well as the careers of communications professionals over the past 20 years.  The NZCA gifted their funding to us when they wound up as an incorporated society in 2021.  Thank you to the NZCA!

It doesn’t cost much to run an organisation on goodwill, but we do welcome donations  that help us do more towards our vision of connected communities for a stronger Aotearoa New Zealand.

“We are very pleased with the result. In terms of the working relationship, you could not have made a better match. We have both really enjoyed working together and bouncing thoughts off each other. I am very grateful to the Comms collective for matching us up.”

Gabrielle O’Brien,Birthright New Zealand