Global Awards for Fundraising: Best International Fundraisers Announced
(Press release, October 15, 2014) — Celebrations marking outstanding fundraising took place at the Global Awards for Fundraising ceremony, hosted by the Resource Alliance at the 35th International Fundraising Congress (IFC). Winners were from Australia, Denmark and Italy.
The Global Awards for Fundraising commend excellence and inspirational fundraising in organizations and individuals in three categories:
Big Idea, Small Budget: winner – Ronald McDonald House, Australia
This category awards a prize to a small or medium organization that has implemented a successful new fundraising idea or stream of revenue on a small budget in the past 12–24 months. The award went to the Ronald McDonald House Stronger Together campaign, to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Perth, Western Australia, which will provide a sanctuary of comfort for families of seriously ill children. The campaign raised over AUS$22 million in total pledges from the community, trust and foundations, corporates, individuals, and government.
Shortlisted: Cancer Care West for The Road to Inis Aoibhinn – Donegal to Galway 240k cycle (Ireland); CRIS Cancer Foundation for Works that Value Lives (Spain)
Innovative Fundraising Campaign: winner – DanChurchAid, Denmark
This category recognizes organizations for a fundraising campaign that displays innovation and opportunity for replication during the last 12–24 months. The prize went to DanChurchAid for its Give Malawi a Lifeline campaign, held in collaboration with Bilka, a Danish chain of department stores. The goal of raising kr6.5 in three years to renovate two health centers for pregnant women and young children was reached after only four months, prompting an expansion of the project with a new goal to raise a further kr20m to support eight health centers. So far, it has reached kr16.1m.
Shortlisted: Microfinance and Community Development Institute (MACDI) for the Investors and Successful Biogas Microfinance Businesswomen (Vietnam); Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for its Premium Acquisition campaign, May 2013 (Australia)