Gold for Techies in Residence in local awards

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Gold for Techies in Residence in local awards

19 Oct 2021

We’re delighted that our Techies in Residence programme won the Gold award in the ‘not for profit‘  category at the recent Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Northern Ireland ceremony.  Entering the chartered body’s awards for the first time, the submission outlined the Techies in Residence programme’s achievements between 2019 and 2021, including research and planning, creativity and innovation, delivery and implementation of tactics and measurement, evaluation and impact.

In their feedback, the judging panel said:

“This campaign aimed to build capacity in the voluntary sector, engage social tech companies and build digital capacity in charities and it hit the mark. It stood out for its research, planning, and delivery with some impressive returns.”

Paul Braithwaite, Head of Innovation and Voice at the Community Foundation said:

“It’s great for voluntary organisations and techies to get this recognition for their hard work and dedication to solving social challenges.  It’s also great for our funders to see Techies in Residence being appreciated more widely for its societal impact.  There was some stiff competition in the category, which makes this all the more significant.”

Want to find out more about Techies in Residence?  Read Paul’s Blog on Digital Transformation in the Third Sector and a review of Cycles 1-5 of the programme.



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