Close, but no cigars: NACC misses-out on national technology innovator award

NACC was widely praised for its innovative excellence at this year’s Australian Not-For-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year Awards in Melbourne, but narrowly missed-out on taking-out the top award.

This year’s title was won by another of the four national finalists – Sydney-based children’s charity Barnardos Australia.

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NACC Program Development and Innovation Manager Katherine Allen said it was a great accolade for NACC to have been selected as a finalist.

“It’s a fantastic recognition of the way in which NACC is embracing innovation,” she said.

David Locke, Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission congratulated NACC immediately after the results were announced, saying NACC were “very worthy finalists. Great work.”

“Congratulations to all of the finalists at the Not-For-Profit Technology Awards,” he said. “All are doing fantastic work.”

NACC CEO Richard McLellan said the organisation has put a lot of effort into developing innovative technological platforms in the last couple of years to help the organisation better service the environment and community in our region, and potentially far beyond in years to come.

NACC’s selection as a NFP Technology Innovator Awards finalist was based on its development and use of NARvis – the region’s online regional NRM strategy; Photomon – a photo-monitoring application developed to improve monitoring of environmental change; as well as innovative approaches to communication utilising e-communication platforms and social media.

Ms Allen thanked Awards organiser Connecting Up for recognising NACC’s efforts in this area, for naming NACC as a finalist, and for sponsoring her attendance at the national conference and awards night.




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