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2018 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Awards for Excellence in Fundraising winners!

Individual Awards

Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year

Vicki Rasmussen FFIA CFRE

 Sponsored by


Young Fundraiser of the Year

Stacey Irving MFIA (VIC)

High Commendation: Alesha Hope MFIA (NSW)

 Sponsored by


Fundraising Team of the Year

Fundraising and Marketing Team, Lighthouse Foundation (VIC)

Volunteer of the Year

Brittany Lovell, nominated by Leukaemia Foundation (WA)


Principal Awards

Most Innovative Campaign

Lighthouse Foundation - 4Up Day

Most Outstanding Fundraising Project

Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health - Orygen Capital Program


Organisational Awards

Donor Acquisition

Over $5 million revenue: 

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation - Peter Mac's Beneficiary and Donor Centric High Value Proposition

High Commendation: The Smith Family - Back to School

Under $5 million revenue:

NSW SES Volunteers Association - NSW SES Volunteers Association Tax Acquisition 2017

High Commendation: RSPCA WA - 20for20

Donor Renewal

Over $5 million revenue:

Bush Heritage Australia - 2017 Winter Appeal - Standing together in the way of extinction 

High Commendation: National Heart Foundation of Australia - Heart Foundation Tax Appeal 2016

Under $5 million revenue:

Lighthouse Foundation - 4Up Day

High Commendation: Berry Street - Christmas "presents" an opportunity to help Berry Street children


Major Gifts

Over $5 million revenue:

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation - Ethical solicitations during a transitioning case for support

High Commendation: Bush Heritage Australia - Bringing our Remote Aboriginal Partnerships to our Donors


Bequests/Gifts in Wills

Over $5 million revenue:

Cerebral Palsy Alliance - Circle of Hands

High Commendation: Cancer Council NSW - Supporter Relationship Management at Scale - Cancer Council NSW's 2017 Bequest Campaign


Capital Campaigns

Over $5 million revenue:

Orygen, The National Centre of Youth Excellence in Mental Health - Orygen Capital Campaign

Special Events

Over $5 million revenue: 

Act for Peace - Act for Peace Ration Challenge

High Commendations: 

  • CBM Australia - Miracles Day
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia - BCNA Pink Bun Campaign

Under $5 million revenue: 

High Commendation: Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) - Walk for autism

Special or Emergency Projects

Over $5 million revenue:

High Commendation: Act for Peace - East Africa Emergency Appeal