Innovation For Impact Award Winners for 2019

Finalists announced for the 2019 Innovation For Impact Awards

Congratulations to all the finalists who are awarded for their innovative contribution to their organisation.

These awards are one small way to address the gap in rewards and recognition in the non-profit sector that has emerged as the lowest performing vector in the NFP Innovation Index over the last four years.


Innovative CEO

Awarding leadership in the NFP sector.
This recognises the most innovative CEO who is changing the landscape of their cause with new, future-oriented solutions to disrupt their own services.
Awarded to:
Rochelle Courtnenay
Founder and CEO
Share the Dignity
Placed Second:
Ronni Kahn AO
Founder and CEO

Disruptive Project

Innovative PROJECT

Transforming the status quo by starting afresh with a new project to test and learn to quickly find solutions.
Awarded to:
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Championed by:
Peter Horsley
Placed Second:
Strength 2 Strength
Family Life
Championed by:
Tom Mulvaney

Innovative Fundraiser

Initiative in Fundraising

Awarded to innovative fundraisers who are stepping out of the traditional giving fundraising model to embrace digital solutions.
Awarded to:
Alan White
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Placed Second:
Denise Zlotowski
Starlight Children's Foundation

Change Maker

Emerging Innovator

Awarded to the emerging innovators who are sparking new ways of solving issues. Change Makers champion change to radically improve the way things are done.
Awarded to:
Felicity McMahon
Starlight Children's Foundation
Placed Second:
Alex Dobbing
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation