Gold Awards Flashback: Monmouth University (2013 Special Events Campaign of the Year)
As FundRaising Success gears up for the ninth annual Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence, take a look back at last year's Special Events Campaign of the Year from Monmouth University.
With a goal to raise $1 million and celebrate the retirement of university President Paul Gaffney, Monthmouth decided to put on a gala "roast" of its outgoing president. From the write-up:
The submitters at Monmouth University subtitled this entry, “How Laughter Helped a University President Raise $10 Million.”
And indeed, the results of this off-the-wall gala are no laughing matter. With a budget of $280,000 and 600 guests, it exceeded its ambitious $1 million fundraising goal by a whopping $9 million!
That's right — this gala brought in 10 times the amount of the goal with a twist on the typical fundraising special event.
Then, get your submissions ready for the 2014 Gold Awards. The deadline is Aug. 22. For an entry to be eligible, the campaign must have taken place sometime between Jan. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013.
Download the entry form here. There is a $125 entry fee for the first entry from a company and/or nonprofit organization, and each additional entry costs $75 apiece.
Each entry must be submitted individually and be accompanied by its own entry form, tracking sheet and check. Please submit two copies of each entry.
Entries should be mailed to:
FundRaising Success Gold Awards
1500 Spring Garden St., 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Attn: Joe Boland
You can get an entry form, tracking sheet and additional information here, then get moving! We look forward to reviewing your entries and engrossing ourselves in these wonderful campaigns.