2022 Impact 25 Awards

Recognising positive impact

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Help us celebrate the people that change lives

Impact 25 is our way of giving back as a collective community - highlighting the authentic people that work for our common good and catalyse change in Australia. 

 

These impact makers spend their days advocating on the issues of the time, usually working over years and even decades to generate positive social change and support communities of interest. 

 

We’re looking to shine a light on extraordinary people that take action in their communities and influence the lives of those around them, sometimes without recognition or thanks.  

 

Give your support those that choose to better the world daily - Subscribe for voting updates!

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What do our nominees & winners get?

Premium exposure for their organisation, being front and centre in the central hub of the highly engaged social and purpose sector. 

 

Connect with potential sponsors, partners and impact investors, helping them grow their impact.

 

Be a part of the prestigious and highly regarded Impact 25 alumni community.

Our winners shape a better world

Someone who has the capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors, groups.

Their outcomes have been “greater than the sum of the parts” based on the collaborations they have developed.

Someone who has the capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors, groups.

Their outcomes have been “greater than the sum of the parts” based on the collaborations they have developed.

COLLABORATION

Someone who has the capacity to lead collaboratively and to effectively work across sectors, groups.

Their outcomes have been “greater than the sum of the parts” based on the collaborations they have developed.

INFLUENCE

A person who understands the byways and back-channels of influence, the ways and means of money, political power.

 

They carry with them the often invisible elements of leadership – what it looks like, how to get it, how to use it and how to support it in others.

INNOVATION

Someone who is driven by solutions. They think of problems as opportunities to improve processes.

 

They could also take emergent technologies to develop new ways to approach emerging or current issues thinking beyond what is now to what could be.

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2021 Awards Judges choice winner: Collaborator

Gabi Hollows AO

Founding director, The Fred Hollows Foundation

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2021 Awards Judges choice winner: Influencer​

 

Paul McDonald

CEO, Anglicare Victoria and chair, the Home Stretch campaign

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2021 Awards Judges choice winner: Innovator

 

Liz Thompson

CEO and founder, SharingStories Foundation

Here's how it works

STEP ONE

NOMINATE AN IMPACT MAKER

You can nominate up to two individuals that you believe should be recognised for their positive impact (including yourself)!

Please include a reason for each nominee as to why you think they deserve to be one of our Impact 25 (maximum 100 words). 

Nominations have now closed.

Eligibility and terms & conditions

 

 

STEP TWO

VOTE FOR OUR NOMINEES

Pro Bono Australia will create a shortlist of 150 nominees from all of the submitted nominations, and release them for public vote. Every effort will be made to create a list that we believe accurately represents the spirit of the awards and the work being done in the sector.

You can vote for up to three of the nominees.

STEP THREE

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 25 nominees with the most votes will be crowned the Impact 25 award winners.

In addition, the top 25 will be eligible to win one of three judge's choice awards.

A panel of esteemed judges will choose one winner for each of the following three categories: Innovation, Influence and Collaboration.

 

The Impact 25 timeline

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Why the Impact 25 Awards exist

"Impact 25 was launched in 2014 in order to recognise the inspirational people in Australia's social sector that do amazing and often unrecognised work."

 

- Karen Mahlab AM, Founder

Hear from our previous winners

Do you know an impact maker?

Amplify their story with an Impact 25 vote. It only takes a few minutes to support someone for their years of extraordinary work. 

The Impact 25 Awards are brought to you
with thanks to our major partner

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