Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

2019 Fundraising Team of the Year

What does winning this award mean for your team and organisation?
Participating in the FIA Awards and being awarded Fundraising Team of the Year provided our team with a great opportunity to celebrate and reflect on all their hard work during a particularly challenging year.

Not only that, but being recognised by FIA is a fantastic endorsement and, I believe, helps us attract quality staff and suppliers.

How has winning this award impacted on the work of your team in terms of campaign strategies, staff morale etc?
Internally, some of our program managers use the award as a way of educating new staff members on our ethical, evidence-based, collaborative and integrated approach to fundraising. It also reinforces the importance of our fundraising strategies to the broader organisation and encourages staff from other departments to play an active role in fundraising.

What advice or suggestions can you give to other members considering submitting an awards nomination?
With applications for next year’s FIA Awards opening soon, we would recommend allowing enough time to complete the application thoughtfully so that the relevant staff members can take their time to reflect and consider the questions.

Overall, we found the whole process to be rewarding and motivational – it’s such a wonderful way to show your staff how extraordinary you think their work is.