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BCNA News 15 May 2017

BCNA named as one of Australia’s most innovative not-for-profits


BCNA is delighted to be placed on GiveEasy’s 2017 Innovation Index – a ranking of Australia’s most innovative not-for-profit organisations.

The annual study – which is sponsored by GiveEasy, Westpac, Australia Post and University of New South Wales Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) – measures the innovation performance of the Australian not-for-profit sector. More than 1,400 employees from various not-for-profits from across the country applied for their organisation to be ranked on the Innovation Index.

BCNA was particularly recognised as a stakeholder-centric organisation and CEO Christine Nolan said her organisation was extremely proud to receive this acknowledgment.

“A really big theme for me, that underpins everything I’m trying to do, is the concept of being person-centred. The name of our organisation – Breast Cancer Network Australia – is stakeholder-centric. BCNA staff are employed to support, connect, inform and represent the interests of our network of almost 130,000 members who have been affected by breast cancer,” Christine said.

“We exist to support this network of women and men who have been affected by breast cancer. Our real value as an organisation lies in capitalising on the experience, diversity and strength of our members so that we can assist the 17,700 Australians who will hear the words ‘you have breast cancer’ every day this year,” she said.

“Our network extends beyond our members – it also includes our dedicated and long-standing cohort of corporate partners, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. We have companies such as Bakers Delight, Sussan, Berlei, Focus on Furniture, Red Energy and Australian Paper who are truly with us on our journey to create a better breast cancer journey for Australians affected by this disease.”

“As we grow as an organisation, we are seeing more and more opportunities for our members, corporate partners, staff and other stakeholders to collaborate to make things better for women and men with breast cancer – it’s a really powerful thing to be part of.”

BCNA congratulates the most innovative not-for-profit Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, which has held the top spot for two consecutive years. Congratulations also go to second place Movember Foundation and third place Cerebral Palsy Alliance. BCNA was in fourth place followed by Infoxchange ranked fifth place.

You can find out more about GiveEasy’s Innovation Index and read the full report at their website.