Lise Taylor reveals the organisations and individuals honoured at the 2017 Fundraising Institute Awards.
When Fundraising Institute Australia held its 2017 Awards for Excellence in Fundraising event in February, a host of awards were handed out. Although fewer honours were awarded this year – the quality of the winners raised the bar for the sector.
Triple treat plus a double-up
Congratulations go to Act for Peace for its Ration Challenge, which won three categories – Most Innovative Fundraising Project, Donor Acquisition Over $5 Million and Special Events Over $5 Million – and raised $2.1 million in 2016 alone (turn to case study on page 32).
Following closely behind was a double-up, with The University of Melbourne scooping both Most Outstanding Fundraising Project and Capital Campaigns Over $5 Million awards. These were for its Believe campaign, which is now set to raise an incredible $1 billion by 2021.
Donor acquisition and renewal
When it came to acquisition and renewal, five nonprofits were hailed for…