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Making technology work for organisations that improve the world.

Tailored technology strategies, enabled by rigorous procurement and ongoing support and governance.

ETHICAL & INDEPENDENT TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS
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Making technology work for organisations that improve the world.

Tailored technology strategies, enabled by rigorous procurement and ongoing support and governance.

ETHICAL & INDEPENDENT TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS
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Daniel McKinley, CEO

We're inspired by organisations who exist to make the world better. Their impact is why Dog & Bone exists.

 

While our expertise is in technology, we do it to enable the people who are working hard to improve the world at our client's businesses.

Over 18 years of working with NFPs and impact-driven enterprises, we've  learnt the challenges, pitfalls and opportunities and how to make it work.

Technology is hard to navigate and we don’t think it should be that way. Dog and Bone will provide clarity, honesty, and the right solution to achieve your goals.

We take ethics seriously, that's why we're B Corp Certified ensuring we uphold high standards.

PASSIONATE ADVOCATES

Ethical & independent

We help our clients invest more time, money and focus into their core mission of improving the world.

 
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A better world through technology 

 

We're making technology work for organisations that improve the world.​ We're proud of the impact we have in the NFP sector and that we're certified as an ethical business through B Corp.

 

We’re for organisations that improve the world.

WE SPECIALISE IN NFP, GOVERNMENT AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES 

We are purposeful about who we work with. Enabling our clients allows us to create exponential impact. Each organisation has a direct impact on one or more of the UN SDG’s*.

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*The UN Sustainability Development Goals help us understand how each client is having an impact. For high impact organisations we offer discounted rates and each quarter we offer grants for organisations in need.

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“It’s great having a strategic partner we can trust. They’re easy to talk to, extremely responsive, helpful and diligent.”

DEAN MILLS, HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
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Our capabilities

STRATEGY

  • Strategy health check​

  • Current state analysis​

  • Future state requirements

  • Technology strategy & roadmap

  • Governance framework

  • Information Management advice

  • Vendor fit analysis

  • ICT steering committee support

  • Executive/board reporting

  • Program oversight

PROCUREMENT

  • Service benchmarking​

  • Auditing analysis​

  • Contract negotiation

  • Vendor assessment & selection​

  • Contract implementation & verification

  • IT Managed Service Provider selection

  • Network design & procurement

  • Mobile Procurement

  • Telephony & Unified Communications system design & selection

MANAGEMENT

  • Telco expense management (TEM)

  • Ongoing strategic technology advice

  • CIO as a service

  • Vendor, procurement & contract  Management

  • Mobile fleet & asset management 

  • Mobile data management & plan optimisation

  • Billing resolution management

  • Helpdesk support

 

“I love that Dog and Bone works with the NFP and Government sectors because by assisting these organisations we can directly impact the communities they serve.”

AMBER BEARD, ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, DOG & BONE
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IMPACT PROJECTS

Dog & Bone provide medical support to Vanuatu

Our latest impact project supported the construction of a medical clinic in the remote village of Motalava in Vanuatu.

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All B Corp assessments are public  view the detail or our certification here.

$16M

SAVINGS IDENTIFIED
FOR NOT FOR PROFITS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

$424k

DISCOUNTS PROVIDED
TO IMPACT ORGANSATIONS IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

We audit our ethics.

Bold claims are all well and good - we verified our ethics by becoming a B Corp through a rigorous auditing of our governance, treatment of staff, customers, environment and the community. We do this to ensure we run an ethical and sustainable business.

We audit our impact.

While technology is all about improving our clients businesses, we often reduce their costs significantly. We love the impact this can have - often reinvesting savings in fast tracking their strategy and directly helping people in need.

In the last year we helped our clients identify savings worth over $16M through our procurement capability.

 

Better yet most of these savings are recurring, enabling ongoing impact & innovation.

 
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IMPACT GRANTS FOR TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS

We support small Not for Profits have a big impact!

We’ve come across many smaller Not for Profits that are doing awesome work but can’t afford professional services that would help them have an even greater impact. So we've made $120k worth of grants in kind available annually to support them with their technology. 

  • For NFPs with 50 staff or less.

  • Apply for projects worth up to $20k.

  • $120K of projects available annually

  • Get practical or strategic support with your organisation's technology requirements.

 
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Case Studies

UC Strategy

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Beyond Blue help Australians achieve their best possible mental health.

We supported them with an Independent RFP process and strategy for their Unified Communications.


Moving their telephony, document collaboration and instant messaging to the one platform meant that they had a seamless transition to remote working for the entire organisation.

CELEBRATING IMPACT

Our series looking into the great work our clients are doing.

 
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Anglicare Victoria: Using Technology to Support Thousands of Families

Anglicare Victoria serves tens of thousands of Victorians every year, working to empower them to achieve their full potential, especially working in child protection.

We sat down with Dean to talk about the impact they’re making, how a pivotal moment in his life made him rethink the work he was doing and how technology has enabled their front line staff to deliver better care, in a more compassionate and personal way.

 
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"It was fantastic that they were able to support us with our UC strategy before having to shift the entire organisation to remote work. The transition was seamless.”

GEORGIE HARMAN, CEO, BEYOND BLUE