Launched in 2010 by The Resource Alliance, the awards are designed to feature the ‘best of the best’ in fundraising, with the shortlist consisting of winners from countries’ national fundraising awards. They recognise excellence and inspirational fundraising in organisations and individuals.
This year, the winners came from Australia, Denmark and Italy.
Big Idea, Small Budget
This category awards a prize to a small or medium-sized organisation that has implemented a successful new fundraising idea or stream of revenue on a small budget in the past 12 – 24 months.
The winner was Ronald McDonald House, Australia, for its Stronger Together campaign, to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Perth, Western Australia, which will provide a sanctuary of comfort for families of seriously ill children. The campaign raised over AUS$22 million in pledges from the community, trust and foundations, corporates, individuals and government.
— brad hilyard (@worldofbrad) October 16, 2014
— Johann Fox (@johannfox) October 15, 2014
The other shortlisted entrants were Cancer Care West for The Road to Inis Aoibhin – Donegal to Galway 240k cycle (Ireland); and CRIS Cancer Foundation for Works that Value Lives (Spain).
Innovative Fundraising Campaign
This category recognises organisations for a fundraising campaign which displays innovation and opportunity for replication during the last 12 – 24 months.
The award went to DanChurchAid, Denmark, for its Give Malawi a Lifeline campaign. Working in partnership with Bilka, the Danish department store chain, the campaign goal of raising kr6.5 in three years was reached after only four months. The project, to renovate two health centres for pregnant women and young children, was expanded to a support eight health centres by raising kr20m. The total currently stands at kr16.1m.
— Fred Fournier (@zefred) October 15, 2014
The other shortlisted candidates were Microfinance and Community Development Institute (MACDI) for the Investors and Successful Biogas Microfinance Businesswomen (Vietnam); and Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for its Premium Acquisition campaign, May 2013 (Australia).
The Global Fundraiser
This category recognises an individual with five years’ fundraising experience who demonstrates exemplary fundraising success over a sustained period of two years or more.
The winner was Stefano Malfatti, Head of Fundraising at Fondazione Don Gnocci ONLUS in Italy, for his energetic approach to fundraising and recent success with the foundation which specialises in rehabilitation and care for a variety of people with complex needs.
He has developed major initiatives and has doubled the amount of bequests. In the last five years, money gifted in wills to the foundation has exceeded €20m.
— Christian Gahrmann (@ChrisGahrmann) October 15, 2014
The other shortlisted candidates were Johann Fox, Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (Ireland); and Luis Fernando Donadio, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz (Brazil).
Kyla Shawyer, acting Chief Executive of The Resource Alliance, congratulated the winners, adding:
“The Global Fundraising Awards is an internationally diverse event indeed, with entrants from all over the world. The awards showcase the best ideas in fundraising and also serve as a framework for fundraisers to both inspire and be inspired by these innovative ideas.”
The awards were decided by an expert panel of international judges including: Angel Aloma – Executive Director, Food For The Poor (USA); PeiYao Chen – Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact, Global Fund for Women (USA); Jenna Pudelek – Acting Editor, Fundraising Magazine (UK); Sarah Scarth – Fundraising Consultant, Sarah Scarth & Associates (South Africa); Sukich Udindu – Resource Alliance Asia Advisory Board and Entrepreneur (Thailand).
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