FIA awards 2017: Honouring the winners


Lise Taylor reveals the organisations and individuals honoured at the 2017 Fundraising Institute Awards.


fia awards 2017When 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…

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