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2016 Social CEOs Awards open for nominations

2016 Social CEOs Awards open for nominations

This year’s Top 30 Charity CEOs on Social Media Awards have opened for nominations.

Launched by digital marketing specialists Zoe Amar and Matt Collins from Platypus Digital, the are now in their fourth year. Previous award winners have included Peter Wanless from the NSPCC, to Jan Tregelles of Mencap and Ruth Hunt from Stonewall. Any leader of any registered charity, of any cause or size, based anywhere in the world, can be nominated.

As well as voting for the top 30 CEOs, for the first time this year, the judges will also select an overall winner. There are also four awards to recognise individuals’ presences in the following categories:

  • Best trustee
  • Best senior leader (director or equivalent i.e. head of)
  • Best rising star (senior manager/manager level)
  • Leader with the most innovative media presence (CEO or director or equivalent level)

Simon Blake, CEO of the NUS, has returned for the fourth year as Chair of the judging panel, joined by Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC, Karl Wilding, director of public policy and volunteering, NCVO, Caron Bradshaw, CEO of CFG, Rohan Hewivasenti, group director of resources at RNIB, Beth Kanter, US-based social media specialist, Lucy Caldicott, charity leadership and governance specialist.

This year’s awards will take place at JustGiving on the evening of Thursday 17th November.

The four individual awards are sponsored by TPP Recruitment, and Grant Thomson providing additional sponsorship.

Nominations must be made online by midnight on Friday 30 September.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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