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Infoxchange and Connecting Up are thrilled to announce the winners of the Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards, which were presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne on Thursday evening.

The awards recognise the best in technology innovation and service excellence, acknowledging the achievements of organisations and individuals working across the not-for-profit sector in Australia.

This year almost 70 nominations were received across seven categories, with winners selected by a highly experienced panel of judges including David Crosbie, CEO of Community Council for Australia and Megan Short, Board Member of Women in Innovation South Australia.

Infoxchange Group CEO David Spriggs, who also sat on the judging panel, said that the caliber of nominations was of an extremely high standard.

“During what has been an incredibly challenging few years, particularly across the not-for-profit sector, it is fantastic to see so many dedicated people continue to work tirelessly to improve the lives of our most vulnerable,” said David.

Some of the categories were particularly challenging to judge due to the extremely high standard of nominations, resulting in joint winners.

Best Technology Achievement by a First Nations Person was jointly awarded to Kira-Lea Dargin of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Association, alongside Wayne Harvey from Community First Development.

The Not-for-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year Award was shared by Justice Connect, Orygen Digital and The Centre for Social Impact, all of whom demonstrated highly impactful ways of improving the lives of vulnerable Australians and the sector more broadly.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Accidental IT Person – Kirsten Miles from Safe Steps.

Best Social Media Campaign of the YearGlobal Citizen Oceania for the Global Poverty Project Campaign.

Best Technology Achievement by a First Nations Person – Kira-Lea Dargin from the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Association and Wayne Harvey from Community First Development.

Not-for-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year – Shared by Justice Connect, Orygen Digital and Amplify Social Impact Online at the Centre for Social Impact.  Receiving commendations in this category were Humanitix and Marrickville Legal Centre.

Not-for-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award – Walter de Jong from Work Ventures and Manar Ahmad from Helping ACT. Receiving a commendation in this category was Jessica MacPherson from Blaze Your Trail.

Technology for Community Impact Award (Best Private Sector Organisation) – ‘Connecting You to a Better World’ GoodTel.

Not-for-Profit Technology Volunteer of the Year – Rubinah Ahmad from the Australasian Muslim Times (AMUST) and Kevin Whelan from U3A Victoria.

Infoxchange and Connecting Up extend our congratulations to all those who were nominated for an award in 2022 and look forward to seeing yet another crop of talented, innovative and passionate nominations in 2023.


For all media inquiries, please contact: 

Bronwyn Miller – Senior Media and Communications Advisor
Ph: 0438 092 371 Email: [email protected].

Infoxchange Group CEO David Spriggs is available for interviews and further comment upon request. 

Images of the awards night will be available upon request. Please contact Bronwyn for access to photos.

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