What does it mean to you to be the 2022 Fundraiser of the Year winner?
‘It was a great honour and very humbling experience. Fundraising can be misunderstood and maligned by the uninitiated so to be so kindly recognized by my peers for fundraising excellence meant the world to me. However, while it was a wonderful person accolade it couldn’t have happened without my amazing team and compassionate donors.‘
How has winning this award impacted on your fundraising career, or how do you think it will in the future?
‘Time will tell, I’m hopeful it will empower me to help support others on best practice and ethical fundraising methodologies‘
Would you encourage people to nominate someone for an award? Why?
‘Very much, because it helps lift our individual and collective fundraising standards and outcomes. Only by striving for excellence can we hope to learn and grow to ultimately better help our beneficiaries, the FIA awards help benchmark our progress in achieving fundraising excellence.’