The winners of the annual Irish Fundraising Awards have been announced. The awards, organised by Fundraising Ireland, saw Jonathan Irwin, Chief Executive and Founder of Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, carrying off the award for the best individual fundraiser. This award recognised the individual fundraiser who has demonstrated excellence in fundraising, through innovation, creativity and hard work.
The best Corporate/Charity Partnership for charities with an income over €500,000 was won by Headstrong and O2. The award for the best corporate/charity partnership for small to medium sized organisations was won by Business to Arts and Bank of America Merrill Lynch for their ‘New Stream’ project.
The best direct marketing campaign went to Barnardos for their ‘Change a Child’s Life campaign which recognised the campaign that demonstrated the best use of direct marketing in fundraising. The judges also gave a special recognition award to Merchants Quay Ireland for their Christmas Appeal 2010.
The most innovative fundraising campaign was won by Unicef for the ‘Europ for Zero’ campaign while the best event was the Irish Cancer Society’s Shave or Dye fundraising campaign.
Cliona Hergarty, national campaigns manager at the Irish Cancer Society, was the judges’ choice for best emerging fundraiser of the year.
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