And the winners are… Ten social change-makers have been announced winners at the 2021 Third Sector Awards, an annual award celebrating the leadership and innovation into the purpose and impact-driven sector.
This year’s awards, presented by Australia Post, highlighted the innovative and progressive sector leaders and organisations.
The winners of the Third Sector Awards were revealed at a ceremony at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney on the 4th of November.
The Awards was put together with an unbiased and objective point of reference, and nominees were judged based on their social impact, outcomes measurement, social innovation, collaboration, leadership and systems thinking.
The winners are:
Emerging NFP of the Year
Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia
Young Leader of the Year sponsored by CSnet
Corinda State High School
Volunteer of the Year
Wesley Mission Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland
Campaign or Marketing of the Year sponsored by Stratagile
(from right) Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Paul Brown of Jigsaw Australia with Christine Walker, General Manager Post Office Network – NSW and ACT of Australia Post
Social Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Australia Post
Small Charity of the Year Winners from Dress for Success Sydney
Small Charity of the Year
Dress for Success Sydney
(from right) Emerging Leader, Marijke Fotia of Volunteer West with Chris Tye, Senior Director of Salesforce.org
Emerging Leader of the Year sponsored by Salesforce.org
Board Director of the Year
Doug Snedden AO
Odyssey House NSW
(from right) Influencer of the Year Winner, Bashar Hanna OAM of Australian Mesopotamian Cultural Association with Jack Heath, CEO of Philanthropy Australia
Influencer of the Year
Bashar Hanna OAM
Australian Mesopotamian Cultural Association
CEO of the Year Winner, Alison Covington of Good 360 Australia
CEO of the Year
Good 360 Australia
The ceremony was held in conjunction with the Third Sector Live annual conference for leaders and decision-makers in the not-for-profit sector.
Lourdes Antenor is an experienced writer who specialises in the not-for-profit sector and its affiliations. She is the content producer for Third Sector News, an online knowledge-based platform for and about the Australian NFP sector.