2018 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Fundraising winners!

Individual Awards

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year
Vicki Rasmussen FFIA CFRE
Sponsored by

Young Fundraiser of the Year
Stacey Irving MFIA (VIC)
High Commendation: Alesha Hope MFIA (NSW)
Sponsored by

Fundraising Team of the Year
Fundraising and Marketing Team, Lighthouse Foundation (VIC)

Volunteer of the Year
Brittany Lovell, nominated by Leukaemia Foundation (WA)

Principal Awards

Most Innovative Campaign
Lighthouse Foundation – 4Up Day

Most Outstanding Fundraising Project
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health – Orygen Capital Program

Organisational Awards

Donor Acquisition

Over $5 million revenue:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation – Peter Mac’s Beneficiary and Donor Centric High Value Proposition
High Commendation: The Smith Family – Back to School

Under $5 million revenue:
NSW SES Volunteers Association – NSW SES Volunteers Association Tax Acquisition 2017
High Commendation: RSPCA WA – 20for20

Donor Renewal

Over $5 million revenue:
Bush Heritage Australia – 2017 Winter Appeal – Standing together in the way of extinction
High Commendation: National Heart Foundation of Australia – Heart Foundation Tax Appeal 2016

Under $5 million revenue:
Lighthouse Foundation – 4Up Day
High Commendation: Berry Street – Christmas “presents” an opportunity to help Berry Street children

Major Gifts

Over $5 million revenue:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation – Ethical solicitations during a transitioning case for support
High Commendation: Bush Heritage Australia – Bringing our Remote Aboriginal Partnerships to our Donors

Bequests/Gifts in Wills

Over $5 million revenue:
Cerebral Palsy Alliance – Circle of Hands
High Commendation: Cancer Council NSW – Supporter Relationship Management at Scale – Cancer Council NSW’s 2017 Bequest Campaign

Capital Campaigns

Over $5 million revenue:
Orygen, The National Centre of Youth Excellence in Mental Health – Orygen Capital Campaign

Special Events

Over $5 million revenue:
Act for Peace – Act for Peace Ration Challenge

High Commendations:

  • CBM Australia – Miracles Day
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia – BCNA Pink Bun Campaign


Under $5 million revenue:
High Commendation: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) – Walk for autism

Special or Emergency Projects

Over $5 million revenue:
High Commendation: Act for Peace – East Africa Emergency Appeal