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Workplace Giving Excellence Awards - Finalists

October 31st, 2016

The One Million Donors 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.


Best Overall Program

Judges selected the program they feel has add the most value to Workplace Giving. Applicants will be judged on the strength of the program, its ability to inspire employees and its success in growing staff participation and donations.

  • BHP Billiton
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • SEEK


Best Launch or Refresh (Large Employer)

For organisations (<500 employees) that have introduced a new Workplace Giving program or revitalised an existing one with a creative campaign. Applicants should demonstrate how their campaign has communicated key messages to staff and increased employee engagement.

  • Atlassian
  • Starbucks Coffee Australia


Best Launch or Refresh (Small Employer)

For organisations (>500 employees) that have introduced a new Workplace Giving program or revitalised an existing one with a creative campaign. Applicants should demonstrate how their campaign has communicated key messages to staff and increased employee engagement.

  • BDO
  • Greenhill & Co. Australia
  • Macquarie Telecom
  • Pacific Equity Partners


Best Public Sector Program

Awarded to a government or public sector employer that has carried out a well-constructed and imaginative campaign. Applicants should demonstrate how company resources have been used to deliver the maximum impact and drive employee engagement. 

  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)


Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership

Awarded to an organisation that has run a successful and creative campaign in partnership with a charity organisation, as part of its Workplace Giving program. Judges are interested in learning how the partnership added value to the campaign, how expectations were managed and how the joint effort impacted the overall campaign outcome.

  • Give Where You Live Foundation (partnered with Ford Australia)
  • Redkite (partnered with JB Hi-Fi)
  • Room to Read Australia Foundation (partnered with Atlassian)
  • Stewart House (partnered with NSW Department of Education)


Learn more about the Awards

In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.

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