There is a clear link between innovation and employee engagement in not for profits, according to new research, which identifies some of Australia’s most innovative NFPs.
Results from the GiveEasy Innovation Index 2018 survey were released on Thursday, showing the innovation performance of Australian NFPs has increased by ten points over the past four years.
The sector received an overall innovation score of 66.0 – up from 63.3 last year and 57.7 in 2015.
The most innovative NFP based on innovation index score was Burn Bright – which runs leadership and wellbeing programs for teenagers in schools across Australia – followed by Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Culture At Work.
Burn Bright CEO Andy Skidmore said in the report, that innovation was the only way forward when working with teenagers.
“Young people are constantly pushing the edge of what’s new and interesting. It forces us to stay innovative. The way we deliver our leadership programs has to be relevant, cutting edge and stimulating,” Skidmore said.
For the second year in a row, the most innovative NFPs based on peer perception was Thankyou, followed by Australian Red Cross and the Fred Hollows Foundation.
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