2015 Award Winners

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

Click here to view all of the winners in the online 2015 Awards Booklet

Individual Award Winners:

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year

Lesley Ray FFIA CFRE (QLD)

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Young Fundraiser of the Year

Alexandra Struthers MFIA, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia (QLD)

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Volunteer of the Year

Chris McPherson, nominated by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (VIC)

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Principal Award Winners:

Most Effective Creative Campaign

Act for Peace – Act for Peace Ration Challenge (NSW)

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Most Outstanding Fundraising Project

Mater Foundation – RACQ Insurance International Women’s Day Fun Run 2014 (QLD)

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Organisational Award Winners:

Donor Acquisition

Over $5 million revenue:

Bush Heritage Australia – “Species” – Bush Heritage Direct Mail Acquisition April 2014 (VIC)

Under $5 million revenue:

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations – RFDS Regional Acquisition Campaign 2013 (SA)

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Donor Renewal

Over $5 million revenue

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) – “Be On Board Every Flight” – RFDS QLD’s 2014 Autumn Regular Giving & Cash Appeal (QLD)

Under $5 million revenue

WaterAid – Invest in a brighter future! (VIC)

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Bequests/Gifts in Wills

Over $5 million revenue

Bush Heritage Australia – Bush Chats – Bringing News from the Bush to our Supporters (VIC)

Highly commended

Guide Dogs Association of SA & NT – Buddy for Life Program (SA/NT)

Under $5 million revenue

Assistance Dogs Australia – Survey and Conversion Bequest Campaign (NSW)         

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Special Events

Over $5 million revenue

Mater Foundation – RACQ Insurance International Women’s Day Fun Run 2014 (QLD)

Highly commended

WWF-Australia – Wild Onesie Week 2014 (NSW)

Under $5 million revenue

Act for Peace – Act for Peace Ration Challenge (NSW)

Highly commended

MS Research Australia Ltd – Kiss Goodbye to MS (NSW)

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Emergency Relief Appeal

Over $5 million revenue          

UNICEF Australia – Typhoon Haiyan Children’s Emergency Appeal (Philippines) (NSW)

Highly commended

Oxfam Australia – Syria Emergency Appeal 2014 (VIC)

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