Five organisations from across Australia were named as winners in the 2014 SIMNA Awards last night at the Think Outcomes conference in Sydney.
The SIMNA awards are presented by the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), Australia's leading industry and practitioner network for social impact measurement.
The awards recognise excellence in social impact measurement. The winners were presented with their awards at the Think Outcomes Conference organised by the Centre for Social Impact, SIMNA andARACY in Sydney last night.
This year there were seven award categories, including Excellence in Social Impact Measurement – Not For Profit, Excellence in Social Impact Measurement – Philanthropic Foundation, Excellence in Innovation In Social Impact Measurement, Excellence in Collaboration In Social Impact Measurement and Best Newcomer to Social Impact Measurement.
Simon Faivel, SIMNA’s Chair and Director of Consulting at Social Ventures Australia said: “SIMNA is a growing community of practice for practitioners and consumers of social impact measurement. This is the first year we have run SIMNA Awards. It has been a delight to see just how vibrant Australia’s social impact measurement sector is – I would like to thank all of our entrants for taking the time to apply. The standard of applications received was high. The judges assessed each application against a range of principles, including rigour, reporting and use of results, inclusion and transparency. Congratulations to all of our Finalists– they all deserve public recognition for their contribution to this important field.”
The winners and finalists of the 2014 SIMNA Awards were:
Excellence in Social Impact Measurement – Not For Profit Category
Excellence in Social Impact Measurement – Philanthropic Foundation
Excellence in Innovation In Social Impact Measurement
Excellence in Collaboration In Social Impact Measurement
Best Newcomer to Social Impact Measurement