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Applications have now closed


Welcome to the Telstra Imaginarium
for non-profits
Imagine being empowered to think bigger and differently about your youth programs.
Imagine a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded organisations to innovate and create.

Your passion, our tools Ever dreamt about using technology to create a change in the world?

Well, if you have a passion to see what’s possible, and are currently employed by a non-profit organisation that works to improve the lives of young people in Australia, we want you.

Whether you’re in program delivery, operations, strategy or partnerships management, are digitally savvy or just starting out, you could be part of the Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits.

If selected, you’ll be mentored by industry experts and social innovation thought leaders. You’ll learn design thinking, get to create and test with rapid prototyping, delve into user experience and gain insight into how to manage a digital project.

If you can imagine it, we can help you bring it to life.


Meet the team

We’ve handpicked some of the most innovative, experienced and brilliant minds to share their knowledge and help build your capabilities.


How it works

Who, What, Where120 non-profits will participate in an innovation bootcamp. The bootcamp will run two days a week for three weeks. 40 spots per city.

Melbourne CBD

23-24 May, 30 May & 1 June, 6-7 June 2016

Sydney CBD

14-15 June, 20-21 June & 27-28 June 2016

Brisbane CBD

11-12 July, 18-19 July & 25-26 July 2016

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What you’ll learnThe Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits has been custom-designed for the sector to help your organisation reimagine the way you design services, enabled by technology.

We’ll cover:
Service Design – including design thinking, user research and prototyping.

Business Design – including theory of change, business case and impact evaluation.

Digital Design & Product Development – including co-design, LEAN vs Agile, MVPs and engaging agencies.

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How to apply

Applications for the 2016 program have now closed.

Check out the Telstra Foundation website for updates and details on future programs.

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The nuts and bolts

The perks

Participation in a free innovation bootcamp.

Lunch, snacks and refreshments are covered every day.

Networking events and mentoring from industry experts and social innovation thought leaders.

You’ll get on the radar of the Telstra Foundation Board and funders.

And we’ll throw a mean party in each city at the end of each bootcamp series.

The works

To take part in the Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits you'll need to be:

• Currently employed by a registered Australian non-profit that works to improve the lives of young people in Australia.
• Prepared to attend the six day bootcamp (two days a week for three weeks).
• Able to cover the costs of travel and/or accommodation to attend.
• Fully committed to the program.

Terms and conditions


Have you got what it takes?Do you work for an Australian non-profit? Are you passionate about enabling young people to thrive? Do you want to be able to leverage digital tools to make social change happen?

You'll be right at home in the Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits


Applications have closed

Check out the Telstra Foundation website for updates and details on future programs.