Rapid Circle recognised as Microsoft’s Australia and New Zealand’s ‘Partner for Purpose’ 

At Rapid Circle, our purpose is to help you achieve what’s next.  We’re incredibly proud of the work we continue to deliver with our commercial and public sector customers, however it’s equally important to us that we make a positive impact on the communities we operate in. 

“We’re honoured by Microsoft’s announcement, awarding Rapid Circle as their 2023 Microsoft Australia and New Zealand Partner of the Year – Partner for Purpose.

One of our core values is ‘People making impact’ so this recognition is a testament to us delivering on our mission.”  

Stewart Bairstow, CEO Rapid Circle

Microsoft’s Partner for Purpose

Microsoft’s Partner for Purpose mission is to empower all people in Australia and New Zealand to achieve more.  Enabling inclusive growth, together. 

There is specific focus is on: 

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Gender equality: Helping to foster more equal participation, economic access, and opportunities in the IT industry for women and girls 

Empowering Indigenous People: Learning from Indigenous partners and organisations to sustainably and strategically take meaningful action to advance reconciliation 

Accessibility & disability inclusion: Building accessible technology and solutions that enable inclusive experiences for more than a billion people living with disabilities 

Climate action & sustainability: Solutions that address environmental challenges faced by customers and industries across the globe towards a net-zero carbon future 

Enabling the non-profit sector & communities: Building solutions that enable the non-profit sector to achieve scalable and measurable impact 

People making impact

Rapid Circle was recognised based on the positive impact of our work with seven different non-profit, community, education and governmental organisations, spanning all the priority areas of the Microsoft Partner for Purpose program. 

One example of which, is our work with Campbell Page. In June 2021 there were 190,000 jobless one-parent families in Australia. In more than 90% of  cases, the sole parent was a woman. Youth, Family & Indigenous Services provider Campbell Page seeks to break the cycle of intergenerational welfare dependence for 15-30 year old single mothers in SE-Queensland, by increasing access to educational & employment opportunities, and capability & strength development.   

Rapid Circle co-created the platform to manage their Young Mothers program, ensuring participant records could remain confidential whilst reducing overheads & workloads for case managers. Allowing more program participants.  

The outcome of the program?

45% of young mothers increased their participation in employment that fits with their parenting priorities, 50% studying towards the career of their choice, and 58% of school age young mothers completing their Year 12 or VET qualifications. 

Everything we do at Rapid Circle is grounded in our core values.  Two of our values – Better Together, and People Making Impact, drive our passion for amplifying the efforts of non-profit and community organisations.  We are proud to be recognised as Microsoft’s Partner for Purpose this year.   

“Rapid Circle won the ANZ Partner for Purpose award this year for all of the amazing work they do to support their community, cultures and for driving diversity and inclusion within their team. They embody the partner for purpose values and pillars every single day.”

Vanessa Sorenson, Chief Partner Officer, Microsoft Australia & New Zealand 

Is your non profit or community organisation looking to amplify its impact with technology?  Contact our team today. 

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