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Charity of the Year announced

NFP takes home top gong.

SHD Global Research Foundation has been recognised as Charity of the Year (CHY) in The Australian Charity Awards 2017. Now in their fifth year, The Australian Charity Awards are a partner program of The Australian Business Awards and have been established to identify, recognise and reward organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable initiatives.

“We are honoured to be recognised as the Australian Charity of the Year. This fantastic achievement highlights the calibre of the FSHD Global Research Foundation and recognises our innovation, transparency and commitment to funding world’s best medical research and education of FSH muscular dystrophy on a global scale,” said Natalie Moss, Managing Director, FSHD Global Research Foundation.

“Being praised for our 100 per cent donor model, which sees every tax deductible dollar directed towards research, shed’s light on the importance of transparency and accountability within the not for profit sector. Pairing today’s technology with traditional modes of philanthropy gives the donor journey a stronger sense of impact and satisfaction, as we strive towards an ultimate cure.

“This prestigious accolade will act as a tool for the Foundation to obtain exposure, recognition and acknowledgement for our distinctive & innovative 100% charity model on a prominent and far-reaching scale. This will also provide a platform to increase the general public awareness for this genetic disease.”

Australian Charity Awards Program Director, Tara Johnston, said, “Today, charitable organisations are facing ongoing challenges in their operating environment. Measuring the performance and impact of their initiatives has become an important part of operations for the third sector.”

“In this context, the sustainability of charities depends more than ever on their performance management and their ability to innovate. Being innovative has the potential to elevate charitable organisations in their efforts to achieve a long-term social impact and financial sustainability,” she said.

“The Australian Charity Awards 2017 are proud to acknowledge the role of charitable organisations in Australia and commend FSHD Global Research Foundation for being recognised as Charity of the Year.”


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