On behalf of the Board and staff at Doxa I am very pleased to share that Doxa has been recognised as a Victorian State Finalist in the charity category of the prestigious 2017 Telstra Business Awards. There were 5000 applications, 450 shortlisted and 40 finalists – what an amazing honour!

As one of the Victorian finalists, Doxa was chosen for its work and commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people to access positive life experiences, education opportunities and employment pathways.  This is an outstanding achievement. We are so proud of Doxa’s team and what we have accomplished together – not just in recent years, but over the last four decades.

Doxa was formed on the single principle that all children, regardless of their backgrounds, deserved to have opportunities and positive experiences outside the confines of their socio-economic standing.  This principle of access and equality continues and today we are one of the few Victorian not-for-profits to offer programming from primary school years, throughout secondary years seven to 12, and tertiary education.

Innovation and technology

The awards also showcase business excellence and Telstra Group Executive and Awards Ambassador, Kevin Russell, said: “The Victorian finalists are great examples of innovators and early adopters who have used technology to help them gain an advantage in the market.  They show how technology is fundamentally changing the way organisations operate today and delivering enormous benefits.”

The implementation of digital platforms such as Salesforce, Xero, BlueQ and Social Suite are recent examples of how technology has been used to improve operations. We have greater transparency on our funding pipeline, streamlined program registration, and greater visibility of schools that are eligible to participate in programs. Risk and compliance protocols have also be enabled through enhanced links to relevant national databases.

Share our success

State winners will be announced on the 28 July at the 25th Telstra Business Awards Dinner. Messages of support will be displayed at the Dinner and we’d love to see a short message of support from you on the big screen at the event.  Please share your message at telstrabusinessawards.com/mos

Thank you once again for your ongoing commitment and participation in our wonderful organisation.

Dr Stephen Silk
Chief Executive Officer, Doxa