Thank you to all the Australia and New Zealand nonprofits that entered our Show Us Where You Work Facebook Contest! We were impressed with all the photo entries that showed a wide range of places and ways that you make things happen for the beneficiaries of your services. Even more importantly, we love the work you are doing to make your communities better!
The grand prize winner, headspace – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation in Australia, will receive an in-depth social media consultation with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good. With a focus on helping young people who are going through a tough time, headspace offers support in a friendly and accessible way, making young people feel better about themselves. Though the issue is serious, the staff inspired us with their creativity and ability to have fun!
The grand prize winner plus four runners up will each receive a copy of Heather’s book Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.
The runners up also showed us a great deal of inspiration and creativity. Check out the photos below!
Based in Darwin, AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural & Remote Indigenous Communities) is an independent group of veterinarians, academics and health professionals who are dedicated to working with Indigenous people in remote and rural communities to improve animal and community health. Bush surgery is common in their animal health programme and they sometimes have to use drums or old doors as ‘beds’ to perform surgery.
One Education, an Australia based One Laptop per Child spin-off, is dedicated to ushering in a new approach to primary education around the world by empowering teachers to use technology as an integral part of their day-to-day lessons. The donated XO computers are part of the programme, providing a platform for the delivery of STEM and coding based curriculum to help each child reach their potential.
The Salisbury Library Service Digital Hub provides digital literacy training and gives the public, including youth, IT access. The staff encourage young people to use technology creatively, including storytelling with stop motion animation using Lego blocks, building worlds cooperatively in Minecraft and coding workshops.
Highly-committed ShelterBox Australia Response Team members, Rotary Club members, district appointed representatives and volunteers from across the country are part of an ever growing global network that works around the world to help families that have been left homeless by disaster and humanitarian crisis by providing emergency shelter and vital supplies, warmth and dignity.
Thank you to all the winners of Microsoft’s Show Us Where You Work Contest!