NFPs recognised for technological achievements
The Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards took place in Melbourne last week thursday and were hosted by NFP Connecting Up. NFPs were recognised for their technological achievements with six categories of winners announced.
Daniel Billing CEO of the Indigenous Reading Project won the Technology Volunteer of the year award.
“I’m thrilled to win this award for the Indigenous Reading Project. We’re a small start-up now, but we are going to transform education for Indigenous kids in Australia using technology and innovation to drive change,” Billing told Third Sector.
“We are particularly excited about collaborating with the business sector to help us empower thousands of Indigenous children in the future.”
Barnardos won the Not-For-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year Award for ‘MyStory’, a cloud-based software that helps out of home care agencies across NSW and ACT to navigate the complexities of keeping track of families.
“MyStory brings technology to the forefront of case work. It combines evidence-based best practice with simple, easy to use tools that caseworkers can use on-the-go,” said Wendi Keenan, Senior Manager Barnardos Practice Development Centre.
“Being acknowledged for our work by ConnectingUp allows us to further our reach, taking MyStory beyond our organisation to the wider sector and therefore improving outcomes for more children/young people and families.
“MyStory will dramatically change the quality of information the next generation of Australian children and young people have from their time in the care system.”
Other award winners included MND, Calxa, Good 360, and Manjimup Family Centre.
Each award category winner received $500 cash, an official Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Awards trophy and a gifted product or service from the award category sponsor.