Date/Deadline: 22 Oct, 2021

In the current climate, the dialogue around social impact, social change and its measurement is gaining momentum. SIMNA is excited to accelerate this momentum through the nationally recognised 2021 SIMNA Awards!

Now in their 7th year, the SIMNA Awards celebrate the great work being done across Australia to evidence social change. Through the sharing of their work, the SIMNA Awards shine a light on the leaders and learners in the social impact measurement space.

2021 SIMNA Award Categories

There are four fantastic Award Categories to choose from:

- Excellence in Social Impact Measurement – for organisations that set best practice standards for social impact measurement in Australia and that demonstrate particularly robust measurement approaches or social impact measurement at scale.
- Innovation in Social Impact Measurement – for individuals and groups that have developed or adopted innovative solutions to social impact measurement in their or another organisation.
- Outstanding Collaboration in Social Impact Measurement – for social impact measurement projects or initiatives that feature collaborative approaches that go beyond the usual. This might include cross sector and/or intra sector collaborations that work to adopt systemic changes in complex areas.
- Effective investment in Social Impact Measurement – for funders, grant-makers, philanthropists and governments for whom social impact measurement is helping them to effectively invest in social impact and drive real social change.

Who can apply?

They strongly encourage any organisation based in Australia that undertakes or supports social impact measurement to apply. This includes NFP organisations, Governments, philanthropic organisations, social enterprises, for-purpose businesses and impact investors.

2021 Timeline

Applications open: Wednesday 21 July 2021
Applications close: Friday 22 October 2021
Judging process: November 2021
Winners Announced: 8 December 2021

Rather than wait until your program or initiative is complete, they encourage you to apply now. Measuring impact is all about the journey – there’s always another chapter in the story.

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