2019 Award Finalists

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the 2019 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. Judges agreed that this year’s submissions were of a particularly high standard and the competition was tight across several categories.

Thank you to our Principal Sponsors of the Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

               

Organisational Award Finalists:

Donor Acquisition

Over $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Plan International Australia – Change For Girls – A New Regular Giving Product For Plan International Australia (VIC)

Highly Commended

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria – Flying Doctor Support Crew (Face to Face Acquisition) (VIC)

Finalist

  • The Smith Family – Back to School Sponsorship Drive (NSW)

Under $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Guide Dogs QLD – 2018 Acquisition Campaign (QLD)

Highly Commended

  • Royal Society for the Blind – For Your Eyes Only (SA)

Finalist

  • Melbourne City Mission – The Big Issue Magazine Insert: Christmas 2017 Pilot (VIC)

Donor Renewal

Sponsored by:

Over $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Leukaemia Foundation – 2018 Tax Appeal (QLD)

Highly Commended

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria – RFDS Victoria 90th Year Tax Appeal (VIC)

Finalist

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – It’s not charity, it’s a chance – ASRC Winter Appeal (VIC)

Under $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Guide Dogs QLD – 2018 Tax Appeal (QLD)

Highly Commended

  • UnitingWorld – EOFY Appeal 2018 (Bali) (NSW)

Finalist

  • Anglicare WA – Anglicare WA 2018 Winter Appeal (WA)

Major Gifts

Under $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Orygen Youth Mental Health – Substance Use Prevention for Youth Mental Health (VIC)

Bequests/Gifts in Wills

No finalists for 2019

Capital Campaigns

Sponsored by:

Over $5 million revenue

No finalists for 2019

Under $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Campaign (WA)

Finalist

  • Mercy Health Foundation – Werribee Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit Appeal (VIC)

Special Events

Sponsored by:

Over $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Mater Foundation – 2018 RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run (QLD)

Highly Commended

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – ASRC Telethon on World Refugee Day (VIC)

Finalists

  • Leukaemia Foundation – World’s Greatest Shave – 20th Anniversary (QLD)
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia – Give with Heart Day (VIC)
  • National Heart Foundation of Australia – MyMarathon (VIC)

Under $5 million revenue

Winner

  • Variety – The Children’s Charity of Queensland – 2018 Yamaha Variety Jet Trek (Sydney to Yamba) (QLD)

Highly Commended

  • Anglicare WA – Anglicare WA 2018 School Sleep Out (WA)

Finalists

  • ActionAid Australia – The Strong Women Challenge (NSW)
  • Legacy Brisbane – Legacy’s Canungra Combat Challenge (QLD)

Special/Emergency Projects

Over $5 million revenue

Highly Commended

  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Let Them Stay Appeal (VIC)

Under $5 million revenue

No finalists for 2019

Best Volunteer Program

No finalists for 2019

Principal Category Awards

Most Innovative Campaign

Sponsored by:

Winner

  • Plan International Australia – Change for Girls – A New Regular Giving Product For Plan International Australia

Most Outstanding Fundraising Project

Sponsored by:

Winner

  • Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research – Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Campaign

The Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year Award

Sponsored by:

Winner

  • Meredith Dwyer FFIA CFRE

Young Fundraiser of the Year

Sponsored by:

Winner

  • Alan White MFIA CFRE (VIC)

Finalists

  • Emily Cox (NSW)
  • Claire Hughes MFIA (QLD)
  • Rikki Stewart MFIA (WA)

Volunteer of the Year

No finalists for 2019

Fundraising Team of the Year

Sponsored by:

Winner

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation (VIC)

Finalists

  • National Breast Cancer Foundation (NSW)
  • Leukaemia Foundation (QLD)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia (WA)