For the second year in a row Family Life has been announced in the top 10 Innovators in the GiveEasy Not-For-Profit Innovation Index.
Over the past five years, the GiveEasy Innovation Index has reported on innovation in the not-for-profit sector to provide an opportunity for organisations to benchmark themselves against the industry average.
In addition to Family Life, other groups in the index include well respected brands such as Movember, Thankyou, Burn Bright and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Family Life CEO, Jo Cavanagh, said:
“We are thrilled that Family Life has been acknowledged in the Give Easy Index for 2019. And that we have moved up from number 10 to number 7 in the ratings, as assessed by the independent experts.”
“Sharing this recognition with some of the largest and most recognised not-for-profit organisations in Australia is a source of great pride.”
“The reason we strive to innovate is to do better for the children, young people, families and communities we serve. Family Life seek out best practice so those people who seek our help will be better off.”
“We pride ourselves on being creative, curious, intentional and disciplined in how we follow up new insights and opportunities to do better for those we serve.”
An example is the innovative work Family Life have been doing with Swinburne University, exploring how the application of new technology can better support vulnerable young parents and babies.
The organisation is also stretching ourselves to achieve site certification in Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics so that our staff can use the latest expertise to apply the evidence to practice to heal the impacts of trauma on individuals, families and communities. This is a whole of organisation innovation process requiring thoughtful leadership and strong teamwork.
GiveEasy CEO, Jeremy Tobias, said:
“We are proud to announce this year’s most innovative Not-For-Profits.”
“Innovation requires a certain kind of leadership which is focused more on mindset than skillset.”
Organisations in the Index are measured according to their capacity to develop and deliver innovation across eight key categories: technology, internal collaboration, external collaboration, innovation focus, openness of culture/vision, organisational velocity, rewards/recognition and stakeholder centricity.