Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners in the 2018 Fundraising Awards!

The judges were extremely impressed with the calibre of entry so all nominees, finalists and winners can feel very proud of their achievements. And the winners are……


Fundraising Company of the Year 2018

The Fundraising Group

Established in 1987, The Fundraising Group is a family-owned company. We offer the School Fun-Run; a health-based fundraiser across Australia and New Zealand. 386,039 students and members from 1,016 schools and clubs partnered with us last year; they raised $9.97 million. Our mission is to provide wellness for families, ease-of-use for teaching staff and great profits for schools.

School Fun-Run is a major fundraiser, in the last 18 months, our top 100 schools averaged $26,415 each. Year to date, our top 10 schools have averaged $53,771.55 per fundraiser; the highest raising $91,743 in a single event. This year we saw a 40% increase in our average amount raised per event which sits at $10


People’s Choice Award 2018

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms Australia’s largest and most respected mobile animal display has been established for 30 years throughout Australia. Old Macdonald’s Farms save the lives of unwanted baby farm animals by sourcing and presenting them in show condition to a wide marketplace. We provide structured learning programs for schools etc with, nostalgia and entertainment for Shows, Fetes, Corporate functions all year round. The sheer joy to the young and old in every presentation is overwhelming and in turn provides the public with a fulfilling experience. Every section of the community loves our animal friends and the nostalgia they provide.


Customer Service Award 2018

Australian Fundraising

Australian School and Club Fundraising Specialists (Australian Fundraising) is now Australia’s premier independent fundraising business. It offers a major range of eight fundraising programs that appeal to all types of groups in need of fundraising including primary and high schools, sporting clubs, child care centres and community groups. The range includes the School Run 4 Fun Colour Explosion, School Run 4 Fun (standard fun run), Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie and Biscuit Dough, seven Raffle destinations, Obstacle-a-thon, Spell-a-thon, Read-a-thon and Scratch & Support cards.


Eco-Friendly Award 2018

Closet Cleanout

Closet Cleanout is an innovative, eco-friendly clothing recycling fundraising program available to schools, kindergartens, early learning centres, sports clubs, scout groups and other fundraising organisations across Melbourne and Adelaide. Run in conjunction with Red Nose (formerly SIDS and Kids), the program is free, easy to run and helps the environment by keeping textile waste out of landfill.  It also supports the Red Nose charity and the wider community.  Items that can be collected include adult and children’s clothing, shoes, hats, handbags, belts, towels, sheets, pillowcases, fabric and soft toys.  Organisations that run the program get paid per kilogram of items collected and the items get distributed to people in need.


Best New Fundraiser Award 2018

YourChange

YourChange is the future of fundraising. A free and easy to use online system that has the ability to help continually raise money for the person’s community group of choice just by doing their online shopping. A community group simply signs up online and creates an account. The community group promotes our service to their members/supporters, who sign up a member account and links their personal account with their community group. When the member shops online with our retailers the Community group receives an agreed percentage from the sale. We have managed to secure over 165 retailers that all agreed to give a percentage cash back of the sale. The percentage of the cash back ranges from 1% to 22% depending on the retailer. We have top online brands such as “The Iconic, Expedia, Bonds, Priceline pharmacy, Lorna Jane and Cellarmasters just to name a few. The future of shopping is online, and if people can help out a community group they love just by doing something they were going to do anyway, we call that a win/win.


Best Fete Company 2018

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm

Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farms Australia’s largest and most respected mobile animal display has been established for 30 years throughout Australia. Old Macdonald’s Farms save the lives of unwanted baby farm animals by sourcing and presenting them in show condition to a wide marketplace. We provide structured learning programs for schools etc with, nostalgia and entertainment for Shows, Fetes, Corporate functions all year round. The sheer joy to the young and old in every presentation is overwhelming and in turn, provides the public with a fulfilling experience. Every section of the community loves our animal friends and the nostalgia they provide.

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