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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 348

Best international fundraisers announced

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 ottobre 2014

perth australiaCelebrations marking outstanding fundraising took place last night at the Global Awards for Fundraising ceremony, hosted by the Resource Alliance at their 35th International Fundraising Congress (IFC). Winners were from Australia, Denmark and Italy.The Global Awards for Fundraising commend excellence and inspirational fundraising in organisations and individuals in three categories:This category awards a prize to a small or medium organisation that have 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 Aoibhin – Donegal to Galway 240k cycle (Ireland); CRIS Cancer Foundation for Works that Value Lives (Spain)
This category recognises organisations for a fundraising campaign which 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 centres 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 centres. So far, they have 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)
This category recognises an individual with five years’ fundraising experience who demonstrates exemplary fundraising success over a sustained period of two years or more. The award was presented to Stefano Malfatti, Head of Fundraising at Fondazione Don Gnocci ONLUS, for his energetic approach to fundraising and recent success with the foundation which specialises in rehabilitation and care for a variety of people with complex needs. Stefano has developed major initiatives and has doubled the amount of bequests. In the last five years, money gifted in wills to the foundation has exceeded €20m. Shortlisted: Johann Fox, Children’s Medical & Research Foundation (Ireland); Luis Fernando Donadio, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Fiocruz (Brazil)
Kyla Shawyer commented “The Resource Alliance is proud to celebrate the outstanding achievements of all winners as well as those shortlisted, and we wish them all congratulations on their successes in the charity sector. The Global Fundraising Awards is an internationally diverse event indeed, with entrants from all over the world. The awards showcase the best ideas in fundraising and also serve as a framework for fundraisers to both inspire and be inspired by these innovative ideas.”

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