2014 Young Fundraiser: Melita Griffin

Melita Griffin MFIA (TAS)
Young Fundraiser of the Year, 2014 

What does it mean to you to be a winner of this award?
It’s an honour to be peer recognised. There’s something special about being awarded in your own profession and others appreciate what I do.

How has winning this award impacted on your fundraising career, or how do you think it will in the future?
I have been viewed as a leader in the profession. People have called on me for my opinion. For the future? Well, this year I am taking on a new role at a different organisation. Hence, the award has given me the confidence that I am a leader in my profession and I am confident about taking on a new challenge.

Would you encourage people to nominate someone for an individual award? Why?
For sure! It’s a wonderful form of professional development to assess where you have come from, where you are at and where you want to head. It’s really important to self assess and I think an individual award is a great way to do that.