Aus Children’s Charity – Top Global Fundraiser
Thursday, 16th October 2014 at 4:45 pm
Australian children’s charity Ronald McDonald House has been named as one of the world’s best international fundraisers in a global awards ceremony.
The Global Awards for Fundraising, hosted by the UK-based Not for Profit, Resource Alliance at their 35th International Fundraising Congress, saw the top three awards go to Australia, Denmark and Italy.
Ronald McDonald House Australia won the award under the category Big Idea, Small Budget for raising $22 million as part of its Stronger Together campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House in Perth for sick children and their families, with pledges from the community, trusts and foundations, corporates, individuals and Government.
The Australian charity beat shortlisted campaigns from Ireland and Spain.
Innovative Fundraising Campaign went to DanChurchAid, Denmark for its Give Malawi a Lifeline campaign, held in collaboration with Bilka, a Danish chain of department stores. The goal of raising kr6.5 million (AUD$ 1.27 million) in three years to renovate two health centres for pregnant women and young children. Already the campaign has reached kr16.1m (AUD$ 3.15 million).
The Danish campaign beat another Australian contender in the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation for its Premium Acquisition campaign, May 2013
The Global Fundraiser category winner was Stefano Malfatti, from the Fondazione Don Gnocci ONLUS, in Italy.
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. In the last five years, money gifted in wills to the foundation has exceeded €20m (AUD$29 million).
The awards were decided by an expert panel of international judges including: Angel Aloma – Executive Director, Food For The Poor (USA); PeiYao Chen – Director of Learning, Evaluation, and Impact, Global Fund for Women (USA); Jenna Pudelek – Acting Editor, Fundraising Magazine (UK); Sarah Scarth – Fundraising Consultant, Sarah Scarth & Associates (South Africa); Sukich Udindu – Resource Alliance Asia Advisory Board and Entrepreneur (Thailand).
“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,” Kyla Shawyer from Resource Alliance said.
The Resource Alliance is a charity registered in England and Wales, based in London. It aims to be the global network for fundraising, resource mobilisation and philanthropy. www.resource-alliance.org