Forward thinking. Progressive. Bold. The Change Accelerator Award goes to an individual who is advanced in their thinking, daring in their approach – and tired of the status quo. Their ideas are bigger, their goals loftier and their timeline faster. Their giant strides overshadow the baby steps of hesitation and timidity. They inspire us to the fearless pursuit of accelerating change in a time when we must displace fearfulness with fearlessness and strive for big impact. The Change Accelerator dares to live life in the fast lane of change.
Here are the nominees so far.
CEO of Culture Funding Watch, Tunisia
Ouafa Belgacem is the CEO of Culture Funding Watch, Tunisia, who advocate for sustainable, transparent and smart culture and creative sector financing.
Founder of Cupcakes of Hope, South Africa
Sandy Cipriano is Founder of Cupcakes of Hope, who aim to create awareness and raise funds for children with life threatening diseases, predominantly done through a love of baking cupcakes. Every month Cupcakes of Hope helps 80 -100 little cancer patients by paying for their medical and day-to-day expenses.
Co-founder of Masakhe Community Development Programme, South Africa
Ntombenqaba Precious Petros is Co-founder of Masakhe Community Development Programme, a community self-empowerment organisation in South Africa.
Founder and Executive Director for Equal Asia Foundation, Thailand
Ryan Joseph Figueiredo is Founder and Executive Director for Equal Asia Foundation (Stichting EqualA Foundation), a regional innovations incubator for LGBT+ inclusive and appropriate SDG engagement in Asia.
Executive Director for Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
Michelle Berriman is the Executive Director for Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, which is the professional body that represents fundraising in New Zealand.
CEO for Reach for Change, Sweden
Sofia Breitholtz is the CEO for Reach for Change, an international non-profit founded in Sweden.
Head of Fundraising and Innovation for Enable Leisure and Culture, and Founder and Director of Small Change Makers CIC.
Enable Leisure and Culture is a charity that strives to enrich lives and strengthen communities. Small Change is a social enterprise that gives free fundraising support for small non-profits.
Fundraising, marketing and PR consultant, Slovakia
Kto pomôže Slovensku (Who Helps Slovakia) is grassroot project of activist and friends.
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