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Impact 25 – NFP Sector to Decide Most Influential


Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 11:16 am
Xavier Smerdon, Journalist
Pro Bono Australia has launched the inaugural Impact 25, asking the Not for Profit sector to name the most influential people in Australia’s social economy.

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Impact 25 – NFP Sector to Decide Most Influential
Thursday, 13th November 2014 at 11:16 am

Pro Bono Australia has launched the inaugural Impact 25, asking the Not for Profit sector to name the most influential people in Australia’s social economy.

Who are the people who influenced the way you think about the Not for Profit sector? Board members, CEOs, staff, volunteers, politicians, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, impact investors or Changemakers?

Pro Bono Australia wants to know who you pay attention to when they speak and who has an impact on the decisions you make as a member of the NFP sector and all areas of the social economy.

Pro Bono Australia is compiling an impartial list, Impact 25, of the most influential people in the sector, as decided by our readers, and the nomination process is open now.

Whether positive or negative, we want to know who made the biggest impact in 2014 – a year of profound change across the entire sector from welfare to volunteering, disability to indigenous issues and all other aspects of the sector.

Pro Bono Australia founder and CEO Karen Mahlab said: “The business world profiles its most influential people often – the captains of industry. We think it’s time for the captains of the social economy to be seen for the amazing work they do to make a better world for us all”.

“The NFP sector accounts for 4.3 per cent of Australia’s GDP and employs over one million people. It provides the building blocks for a resilient community and its champions should be celebrated.

“I encourage everyone to nominate someone for Impact 25 and tell us who, in their eyes, have been the biggest movers and shakers for 2014.”

The nomination process will be open until 26 November and then a shortlist will be released for our readers to vote on.

The people that receive the most votes will then be announced as the inaugural members of Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25.

Pro Bono Australia News Editor, Lina Caneva, said Impact 25 would provide a key link between our readers and those people making a difference in the sector.

“Everyday our news team talks to the leaders and innovators in the Not for Profit sector and we publish their thoughts and ideas online, but understanding the impact they have on our readers is equally as important,” Caneva said.

“As a whole, the Not for Profit sector is hugely influential in Australian society, so it is exciting to be able to articulate just who are the big players within the social economy and make them as well known as the champions of other sectors.”

Readers can nominate up to three people for Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 here.

Five lucky people that take part in the survey will win a FREE annual subscription to Pro Bono Australia’s The Board Report, valued at $99.

All nominations will remain anonymous.

 


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

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