2017 Social Impact Awards winners announced
BANGKOK (11 July) – The Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Social Impact Awards, which were presented at a gala dinner during IFC Asia, which took place 26-28 June at the Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park in Bangkok.
- Big impact, small budget: Pratthanadee Foundation, Thailand
- Most innovative campaign: Indonesia Medika, Indonesia
- Best CSR-social impact partnership: International Union for Conservation of Nature / Marriott Thailand Business Council, Thailand
- Outstanding Volunteer Award: Saibaba Kammela, Sports Coaching Foundation, India
- Fundraisers Award (in partnership with CFRE): Gopala Krishnan Krishna Swamy, Purkal Youth Development Society, India
The Resource Alliance has been presenting the NGO Awards in Thailand, India and Vietnam for 10 years. This year saw a substantial change in the award program’s focus and delivery. Winners were chosen from among dozens of entries in each of five categories designed to honor efforts from all sectors that work toward creating positive, lasting change in the Asia Pacific region: NGO, CSR, individual philanthropy, social enterprise, fundraising ad volunteerism.
For the first time, the awards were open to submissions from across the entire region.
“We’re proud that the Social Impact Awards, with their new form and focus, beautifully reflect the collaborative spirit that is blossoming in philanthropy around the world and perhaps most strikingly in Asia,” Resource Alliance CEO Kyla Shawyer says. “The change echoes the spirit of collaboration and unity that is emerging as the hallmark of philanthropy in the Asia Pacific region.”
The 2017 Social Impact Awards are presented with the support The Rockefeller Foundation. Here, Natalie Phaholyothin, associate director at The Rockefeller Foundation, shares her thoughts on how awards highlight innovation and social change in the Asia Pacific region.