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Celebrate Workplace Giving

The Workplace Giving Excellence Awards recognise the most outstanding Workplace Giving programs and performers in Australia. Awards not only motivate and instil pride in your employees, they inspire stakeholders and create an overall sense of achievement across your organisation.

From the 2016 Judging Chair

Across government, social purpose and for-profit sectors, Australia now spends well in excess of $500 billion on health, welfare, education and other social endeavours – a third of GDP. However, we still face a huge range of social challenges. And we’ve run out of money. Governments cannot simply spend more in the future, as we have in the past, to try to improve outcomes. Now more than ever, we need to work together across sectors in our efforts to improve outcomes for disadvantaged and marginalised Australians.

In judging the Workplace Giving Excellence Awards, the panel was greatly encouraged to see outstanding evidence of strong and developing partnerships across sectoral boundaries. My congratulations to all of the shortlisted organisations from all sectors. Looking forward, my hope is that the 2016 Award winners will serve as inspiration to others to build stronger, purpose-filled partnerships for the future.

Dr Andrew Young, Chair, Judging Panel of the Workplace Giving Excellence Awards,
CEO, Centre for Social Impact

The Presentation Event

The winners of the 2016 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards were announced at the Australia Post Melbourne headquarters, in a ceremony attended by the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services.
“I would like to congratulate all the entrants to the Awards, and thank them and their staff for their generosity. I am proud to support One Million Donors, and invite all business leaders and working Australians to join this campaign to help transform the way the charitable sector is funded.” said the Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP.

View pictures from the event here!

Left to right: Chris Blake, Richard Murray, The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Jenny Geddes, Greg Hutchinson AM

2017 Award Categories

Best Overall Program

Judges will select the program they feel has added the most value to WPG. They will be looking for exceptional commitment to WPG and impressive outcomes within the organisation as well as community.
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Best Launch or Refresh:
Large Organisation

For organisations (>500 employees) that have introduced a new Workplace Giving program or revitalised an existing one. Applicants should demonstrate that they have planned and delivered a creative campaign.
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Best Launch or Refresh:
Small Organisation

For organisations (<500 employees) that have introduced a new Workplace Giving program or revitalised an existing one. Applicants should demonstrate that they have planned and delivered a creative campaign.
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Best Public Sector Program

Awarded to a government or public sector employer that has carried out a well-constructed campaign. Applicants should demonstrate the impact they have delivered within their organisation and communities they support.
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Most Innovative Employer / Charity Partnership

Jointly awarded to a charity and employer that have run a successful and creative campaign together as part of a Workplace Giving program. Judges are interested in how the partnership was planned, what made it innovative and evidence of great results achieved for both parties.
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Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Award Winners!

‘Helping Hands’ at the Centre of JB Hi-Fi Culture

Best Overall Program - Gold
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Atlassian Streamlines Program for Success

Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer) - Gold
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Macquarie Telecom Increases Giving by Appealing to Emotion

Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) - Gold
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Superheroes Storm JB Hi-Fi Stores to Support Kids with Cancer

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - Gold
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BHP Billiton’s Double Matching Bolsters Workplace Giving

Best Overall Program - Silver
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SEEK Double Donations in a Year

Best Overall Program - Silver
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ASIC’s Diverse Program Offers Inspiration to the Public Sector

Best Public Sector Program - Silver
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Pacific Equity Partners Revive Long-Running WPG Program

Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) - Silver
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Staff Drive WPG to New Heights at BDO

Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) - Silver
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Greenhill Relaunch Achieves 100% WPG Participation

Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer) - Silver
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Adaptability is Key to 60 Years of Partnership

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - Silver
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Stewart House Celebrate 38 Years of Partnership

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - Silver
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Addressing Global Poverty Starts with Educating Girls and Women

Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership - Silver
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Starbucks Lets Staff Lead the Way in WPG Launch

Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer) - Highly Commended
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2017 Entries Open from 17 July - 25 August