Congratulations are in order for all finalists and state winners of the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2021.

FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2021 Finalists and State WinnersAfter an interesting year for fundraising, the applications for the 2021 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising definitely delivered. FIA received over 170 submissions – their best year yet – with 41 entries for the Best Pivot Campaign category alone.

With innovative campaigns that have sprung out of challenging times and teams that have worked together to deliver above-board donor experiences, all finalists and state winners have shown that commitment to best practice, a passion to make a difference, and a determination to thank donors can deliver amazing results – and not just financial ones!

F&P wants to congratulate not only all finalists and state winners, but every fundraising team and volunteer out there for not only surviving a crazy year, but stepping up to the challenge and thinking outside the box to keep their programs functioning to support the most vulnerable in our communities.

The national winners, including the Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fundraiser of the Year Award, will be announced at FIA’s virtual awards ceremony on Friday 26th February at 6-7:30pm AEDT. You can purchase your tickets here.

Award Finalists

Most Innovative Campaign

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre – Regular giving direct donation campaign

Bush Heritage Australia – Primed Prospect Conversion by collaborative partners Conversr, More Impact, LemonTree and Cornucopia Fundraising

Multiple Sclerosis Limited – With age comes … innovation! The MS Readathon steps up to 2020

Starlight Children’s Foundation – Starlight’s Gaming for Good

Sponsored by Clarety

Best Supporter Experience

Brotherhood of St Laurence – Fundraising and Philanthropy Team

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – MACA Cancer 200 – Ride for Research

Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria – Support Crew

The Smith Family – Digital Birthday Packs

Youth Off The Streets – Loyal Donor Program

Fundraising Impact Through Creativity

Berry Street – A Sign of Love – Tax Campaign 2020

Berry Street – Big Bright Future – Tax Campaign 2019

MacKillop Family Services – Paws4Kids Matched Giving Day

UNICEF Australia – The Red Zone Crisis Tax Appeal

Sponsored by Shorthand

Impact on a Shoestring

Amy Gillet Foundation – Remembering Amy Giving Day

Australian Lions Hearing Dogs – Inaugural Tax Appeal 2020

Hobart City Mission – Emergency Relief Appeal

Best Strategic Partnership

St Brotherhood of St. Laurence – For their partnership with ANZ: Financial Wellbeing for All

Plan International Australia – For their partnership with The Body Shop

The Smith Family – For their partnership with Officeworks: Back to School Appeal

Impact Through Events

Cancer Council NSW – 7 Bridges Walk

MS Research Australia – The May 50k

Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney – Dance for Sick Kids

Starlight Children’s Foundation – Pestily: Gaming for Sick Kids

Variety – the Children’s Charity Queensland – Variety Bash 30th Anniversary

Best Pivot Campaign or Initiative

Arts Centre Melbourne – Arts Wellbeing Collective COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

Australia for UNHCR – World Refugee Day: Online Event

Australian Red Cross – Tax Campaign Pivot

Autism Spectrum Australia – Coronavirus Crisis Fund – a pivot of all planned activity

Bush Heritage Australia Seven reserves, seven stories of survival

Cerebral Palsy Alliance – Emergency Telepractice Appeal

Cystic Fibrosis WA – 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis: Physical to Digital

Hobart City Mission – Emergency Relief Appeal

Hutt St Centre – Walk a Mile Challenge

Lifeline Australia – ’30 seconds to save a life’ campaign

MS Queensland – MS Brissie to the Bay – 30 for 30 Challenge

Ronald McDonald House Greater Western Sydney – Dance for Sick Kids

Royal Flying Doctor Service – From Stage to Screen

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW – Vinnies CEO Sleepout 2020

Taronga Conservation Society Australia – Taronga Wildlife Crisis Appeal – a tale of coming together for our precious native wildlife

Sponsored by Database Consultants Australia

Supplier Team of the Year

Dataro – Nominated by Greenpeace Australia Pacific

Donor Republic – Nominated by Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Elevate Fundraising – Nominated by MS Research Australia

flat earth direct – Nominated by Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria

Marlin Communications  – Nominated by Bush Heritage Australia

Parachute Digital – Nominated by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

State Winners

Volunteer of the Year State Winners

Christopher Brambleby – WA – Volunteer at Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia

Ray Sykes – NSW – Volunteer at Stepping Stone House

Vedran Drakulić OAM – VIC – Volunteer at St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria

David Finn – VIC High Commendation – Volunteer at Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute

Fundraising Team of the Year State Winners

Brotherhood of St. Laurence – VIC – Fundraising and Philanthropy team

Hobart City Mission – TAS – Community Development & Partnership Services team

Leukaemia Foundation – QLD – Supporter Experience team

Starlight Children’s Foundation – NSW – Marketing & Fundraising team

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – VIC High Commendation

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) – QLD High Commendation

Sponsored by Donor Republic

Young Fundraiser of the Year State Winners

Alix Katala MFIA – SA – Australian Lions Hearing Dogs

Chloe Neilsen MFIA – WA – Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Clancy Feuerriegal MFIA – QLD – MS Queensland

Luke Toebelman – VIC – Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Tori Burns – VIC High Commendation – Plan International Australia

Sponsored by Blackbaud

Congratulations to all the finalists and state winners!

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