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Finalists announced for record breaking Connecting Up Not-for-Profit Technology Awards


30 April 2019 at 7:35 am
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With less than two weeks to go, Connecting Up is thrilled to announce the finalists of this year’s record breaking Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards, to be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 9 May.


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Finalists announced for record breaking Connecting Up Not-for-Profit Technology Awards
30 April 2019 at 7:35 am

With less than two weeks to go, Connecting Up is thrilled to announce the finalists of this year’s record breaking Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards, to be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 9 May.

Thanks to the support of private and public sector sponsors, including this year’s Gold Sponsor, Netsuite, and Drinks Sponsor, Platform One, Connecting Up’s annual technology awardstaking place at the Transform Conference 2019, Melbourne – will see 16 outstanding organisations and individuals recognised for their impact on the work of the not-for-profit sector.

A judging panel of David Crosbie (CEO, Community Council for Australia), Rita Cattoni (general manager, Indigenous Community Television), Tianji Dickens (Microsoft philanthropies lead), David Spriggs (CEO, Infoxchange) and Sandra Vallance (acting CEO, Connecting Up) has confirmed the following finalists in each category.

Using Technology to Connect to the Community – Best Small to Medium Enterprise

  • Centro ASSIST
  • I=Change

Technology Volunteer of the Year

  • Priyanka Ashraf – She Loves Data
  • Surinder Jain – Hindu Council of Australia

Best Accidental IT Person

  • Neil Champion – Lifepointe Baptist Church
  • Kate Fazio – Justice Connect

Best Digital Storytelling by an Indigenous Australian

  • John Bradley – Nganu and Tjilbruke: a tale of two heroes
  • Brett Leavy – Virtual Warrane

Best Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • This Life Cambodia
  • Fansdonate x Bush Heritage Australia

Not-for-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award

  • Glenn Todd – Dvize Creative
  • John Bishop – Pet Rescue

Not for Profit Technology Innovator of the Year

  • Feros Care
  • Orange Sky Web Application

Using Technology to Connect to the Community – Best Government Agency

  • yourSAy
  • Street Connect

This year’s awards will be presented at a gala dinner on day two (9 May) of the Connecting Up Transform Conference at Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre, taking place from 8 to 10 May.

One winner and one runner up, except where there may be a joint winner, will be recognised and rewarded with an awards trophy on stage.

The Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards are a key element of the annual Connecting Up Conference, which this year is focused on Digital Transformation within the not-for-profit sector and offers a packed program of world class speakers and masterclasses presenters.

Register to attend this year’s Gala Awards Dinner here.



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