We are excited to announce the winners of the SIMNA Awards!
- Excellence in Social Impact Measurement, sponsored by ThinkImpact, was awarded to Women’s Property Initiatives. Women’s Property Initiatives took out the excellence award with a social return on investment (SROI) analysis that measured the benefits of safe, secure and affordable housing for women.
- Change Maker in Social Impact Measurement was awarded to Alliance Social Enterprises. Alliance Social Enterprises received the change maker award for their development of the Australian Social Value Bank (ASVB).
- Outstanding Social Impact Measurement Funder was awarded to the Ian Potter Foundation. The Ian Potter Foundation won the outstanding funder award for its integration of stronger and more rigorous approaches to social impact measurement and evaluation across its grant making criteria and recipient requirements.
This years’ SIMNA Awards welcomed a diverse and experienced judging panel including Sarah Davies, CEO of Philanthropy Australia, Carolyn Curtis, CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) and representatives from The Smith Family (last year’s winner), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Think Impact and Social Ventures Australia (SVA).
Winners of the awards were announced at the Think Outcomes Conference. The Think Outcomes Conference, presented by the Centre for Social Impact, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, and SIMNA, is where you go to know more about outcomes measurement. This year, SIMNA Award winners showcased their leading work to the audience.
The SIMNA Awards are in their third year. With more organisations measuring the impact of their activities, applications are becoming stronger and more competitive. We look forward to sharing social impact measurement lessons from the winning organisations with the network.