FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising 2013 – National Winners

National Organisational Awards

The 2013 Awards were judged in two divisions for each category:
Division A – Organisations with less than 5 million revenue (excluding bequest revenue); and
Division B – Organisations with more than 5 million revenue (excluding bequest revenue).

The 2013 National Awards Booklet is available online

National Award for the Most Effective Creative Campaign

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Only Organisational Category Award winners are eligible for this award, the winner being the most outstanding display of effective use of creative to communicate the need of your organisation.

2013 winner:

Australian Red Cross, NSW – ‘Wills for Life’

National Award for the Most Outstanding Fundraising Project

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Only Organisational Category Award winners are eligible for this award, the winner being the most outstanding entry across all categories.

2013 winner:

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, VIC – ‘Peter Mac’s Integrated Donor Development Strategy to Maximise Major Gift Income and Donor Engagement’

Donor Aquisition Campaign

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Programs, campaigns or projects to acquire new donors to support the ongoing work of the organisation.

Division A category winner: 
SIDS & Kids, WA – ‘Donor Acquisition – Direct Marketing’

Division B category winner:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, VIC – ‘Peter Mac Face-to-Face Fundraising Program’

Donor Renewal Campaign

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Programs, campaigns or projects that renew giving from existing donors.

Division A category winner:
St Joseph’s College Foundation, NSW – ‘St Joseph’s College Foundation Tax Appeal 2012’

Division B category winner:
The Exodus Foundation, NSW – ‘The Exodus Foundation Winter Appeal’

Donor Upgrade Campaign

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Programs, campaigns or projects that increase the level of giving from donors. Each subcategory will be judged individually.

Major Gifts category winner:
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, VIC –  ‘Peter Macs Integrated Donor Development Strategy to Maximise Major Gift Income and Donor Engagement’

Bequests category winner:
Australian Red Cross, NSW – ‘Wills for Life’

Capital Campaigns category winner:
Cerebral Palsy Alliance, NSW – ‘Raising the Roof Campaign’

Special Projects

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Programs, campaigns or projects to raise funds through an annual or one-off event, such as a ball, concert, auction, “-athon”, fashion show, book sale or emergency appeal.

Emergency Campaigns category winner:
Make a Wish, VIC – ‘Emergency Direct Marketing Appeal’

Special Events category winner:
PMH, WA – ‘2012 Urban Descent – Supporting Princess Margaret Hospital’ Foundation

Individual Awards

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year

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The Arthur Venn Award rewards a fundraiser who has made an outstanding contribution to fundraising in Australia. The fundraiser should have shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect. A current CFRE credential will be weighted favourably.

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year 2013 winner is:
Leo Orland FFIA CFRE , VIC – RobeJohn & Associates

Young Fundraiser of the Year

The Young Fundraiser of the Year Award rewards a fundraiser aged 35 years or younger who has made an outstanding contribution to fundraising in Australia. The fundraiser should have shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect. A current CFRE credential will be weighted favourably.

There was no winner in 2013.

Volunteer of the Year

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This award honours a volunteer who has assisted through efforts and dedication of time to an organisation and fundraising cause.

2013 winners:

Jeff (Joffa) Corfe, VIC – Nominated by Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
And
Winifred (Wyn) Finlayson, WA – Nominated by Compassion Australia