Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has announced the call for entries for the 2019 National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising.

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has announced the call for entries for the 2019 National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising.

Now entering their 40th year, the Awards champion best practice in fundraising and celebrate the year’s most outstanding campaigns as well as the accomplishments of fundraisers, teams and volunteers.

The deadline to enter is Monday 10 September. All winners will be announced at a gala dinner and presentation in Melbourne on Thursday, 28 February 2019 at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“The FIA Awards are the biggest and longest running awards for the fundraising sector. They provide an annual showcase of the year’s best campaigns and are the benchmark for excellence in the sector. There are many benefits to entering, including being lauded by your peers publicly for your great work, showcasing your organisation’s campaign, and, of course, recognising the achievements of your staff or team,” said Katherine Raskob, FIA CEO.

“We warmly encourage all fundraisers to come and join their peers for an evening of celebration and great entertainment.”

New theme and new online entry system

The FIA Awards are evolving, with changes occurring in the fundraising landscape. For 2019, there is a new theme: “Champions of Change,” orchestrated by Marlin Communications.  “It’s a fresh, more grown-up theme, reflecting the increasing professionalism of fundraisers who also are striving to make the world a better place,” said Raskob.

The Awards entry process has been streamlined and fundraisers can now submit their entries online for the first time in an easy four-step process.

The 2019 Awards categories are as follows:

Organisational Awards                   

Donor Acquisition

Donor Renewal

Major Gifts

Bequests/Gifts in Wills

Capital Campaigns

Special Events

Special or Emergency Projects

Individual Awards

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year

State Awards

Young Fundraiser of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Fundraising Team of the Year

For further information about the Awards and to enter, go to the Awards page on the FIA website.

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