When CPA Australia holds a competition, there is more than just one winner. In fact, the latest competition from this international accountancy firm looks to benefit hundreds if not thousands of people.
Those who enter share their ideas and strategies for improving the selected charity, and the benefit is twofold - the nonprofit receives a myriad of innovative ideas to help them improve their organisation, and the winner receives a share of prizes as well as the honour of having the best entry.
The establishment has been around since 1985, when the founders granted wishes to two young boys suffering from illness.
Now the nonprofit has enhanced the lives of over 7,000 youth who are faced with the uncertainty and difficulty of living with life-threatening medical conditions.
With the CPA Big Break Project, the Make-A-Wish Foundation could receive advice and support that helps it to grant even more wishes in the future.
CPA Australia chief executive Alex Malley said that this competition also gave young people the opportunity to test their business theories with a real-life organisation.
"The CPA Big Break Project gives Australian students the chance to address a real challenge, one that allows them to give back to the community, gain invaluable experience as well as the courage and vision to develop their own unique career path," he said, as reported by APN news yesterday (July 19).
The competition is now open and people who would like to participate are encouraged to register, enter and start thinking of what they will submit to the challenge.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who has just announced a new ambassador, GT3 Cup Racing Driver Fraser Ross.
Mr Ross helped the foundation grant a wish to a young boy called James, who always dreamed of doing a hot lap with the driver.
This announcement followed one from last week, that surfer and athlete Mark Visser has also been made a new ambassador.
The adventurous athlete said that he was excited to work with the charity organisation.
"For me Make-A-Wish is the perfect fit. My life has been full of dreams and wishes so I feel that what I do is similar to a child - I make a wish and try my best to make it come true. Unfortunately some kids never get the opportunity to fulfil their dreams, so to give them a hand to make theirs come true is just awesome," he said in a statement (July 9).