Technology for social justice
image description

News

Read the latest stories about how we’re using technology for good.

image description

Australia’s best and brightest in not-for-profit technology and innovation were celebrated last week as part of the Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards in front of a record audience at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The annual awards, sponsored by Oracle NetSuite, took place as part of the Connecting Up and Infoxchange Transform Conference 2019, and saw volunteers, accidental IT people, Indigenous storytellers, innovators and government agencies recognised across nine awards.

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

The award winners were decided by a panel of expert judges:

Our congratulations go to all the winners and runners up on their incredible work in the sector. We would also like to thank our judges, awards sponsors and all the attendees for helping us celebrate the work of these inspiring people and organisations.

Full list of winners and runners up:

Technology Volunteer of the Year

Winner - Priyanka Ashraf, She Loves Data

Runner Up - Surinder Jain, Hindu Council of Australia

Sponsored by Fusion5

Best Accidental IT Person

Winner - Kate Fazio, Justice Connect

Runner Up - Neil Champion, Lifepointe Baptist Church

Sponsored by CSNet

Best Storytelling by an Indigenous Australian

Winner - Brett Leavy, Virtual Warrane

Runner Up - John Bradley, Nganu and Tjilbruke: a tale of two heroes

Sponsored by Infoxchange

Best Social Media Campaign of the Year

Winner - This Life Cambodia

Runner Up - Fansdonate x Bush Heritage Australia

Sponsored by RAA

Not for Profit Technology Innovator of the Year

Joint Winner - Feros Care

Joint Winner - Orange Sky Australia

Sponsored by OBT

Using Technology to Connect to the Community – Best Government Agency

Winner - Street Connect, SA Housing Authority

Runner Up - yourSAy

Sponsored by Reboot-IT

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

Winner - i=Change

Runner Up - Centro ASSIST

Sponsored by Victorian Government

Not-for-Profit Technology Lifetime Service Award

Winner - Glenn Todd, Dvize Creative

Runner Up - John Bishop, Pet Rescue

Sponsored by Oracle NetSuite

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Infoxchange news by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.

Register for our free workshops in Perth and Brisbane.

People experiencing domestic and family violence can now get the help they need more safely and easily using Ask Izzy, thanks to the NAB Foundation.

This International Women's Day we'd like to introduce you to Sam Wijesinha, Digital Product Manager for Ask Izzy.

We’re proud to announce that our Ask Izzy Christmas fundraising appeal has raised more than $10,000 to power a safe path for people affected by family violence.

This year, Infoxchange will bring digital skills training to people seeking asylum in Australia through a partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Infoxchange and Connecting Up are joining forces to create Australia and New Zealand’s leading not-for-profit dedicated to using technology to improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage.

This Christmas, you can help people escaping family violence navigate their first steps to safety by donating an Ask Izzy power card for just $15.

We're thrilled to announce we’ve received funding to develop a voice-activated assistant for Ask Izzy, thanks to the Telstra Foundation.

Infoxchange will deliver a new program in Geelong and Wangaratta to help at-risk youth and youth experiencing disadvantage gain the digital skills they need for the jobs of the future.

After leaving a violent relationship, Vicky Vacondoios spent years navigating the service system. Struggling to find a home for herself and her three children, she says she had no idea how to get help.

I’d like to know more