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Irish fundraising excellence recognised

Irish fundraising excellence recognised

The winners were recently announced of the Irish Fundraising Awards organised by direct marketing agency Nexus Direct.

The annual awards recognise fundraising excellence across Ireland, showcasing innovation and best practice. The winners in the eight categories were:

Best Fundraising Event

·       Gold – Focus Ireland

·       Silver – Support Your Local Hospice Movement

·       Bronze – Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Best Direct Mail Campaign

·       Gold – Merchants Quay Ireland

·       Silver – Trócaire

·       Bronze – Depaul

Best Use of Donor Journey

·       Gold – Dogs Trust

·       Silver – Sightsavers

·       Bronze – Multiple Sclerosis Ireland

Best Use of Data Insight and Research

·       Gold – Trócaire

·       Silver – Support Your Local Hospice Movement

Best Use of Digital

·       Gold – Irish Cancer Society

·       Silver – Focus Ireland

·       Bronze – CMRF

Best Individual Giving Campaign

·       Gold – Merchants Quay Ireland

·       Silver – Concern

·       Bronze – Dogs Trust

Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign

·       Gold – Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

·       Silver – Focus Ireland

·       Bronze – CMRF

Fundraiser of the Year 

·       Gold – Colin Skehan, Merchants Quay Ireland

·       Silver – Ciara Smullen, Sightsavers

·       Bronze – Shane Finn, SBHI 


Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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