Finalists

Winners announced 22nd October 2020

Click here to vote in the People’s Choice Award (closes 15th October)


Finalists in the Fundraising Company of the Year Award

Finalists in the Best Customer Service Award

 

Finalists in the Best New Fundraising Company Award

Finalists in the Best Eco-Friendly Fundraiser Award


Finalists in the Fundraising Company of the Year Award

Billy G’s Cookie Dough

Billy G’s Cookie Dough is a pay-per-order fundraising initiative for schools and community groups. Participants sell one-kilogram tubs of Billy G’s Cookie Dough using a cyber-safe, state-of-the-art e-commerce ordering system offering an incentive prize program to help motivate sellers. Proudly made in Australia, each tub of Billy G’s Cookie Dough makes approximately 40 large size cookies. Offering tubs in ten delicious flavours (including Dog Biscuits among traditional favourites), Billy G’s Cookie Dough is a fundraiser you can count on to hit the spot with supporters of all ages. Billy G’s is exclusively available through fundraising with Australian Fundraising. Since launching in 2006, Billy G’s has sold more than 2.3 million tubs of gourmet Cookie Dough with 92 million cookies lovingly consumed. With a profit of $3.50 on each Cookie Dough tub sold, Billy G’s is an extremely profitable fundraiser. In addition, Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie Dough can be left unrefrigerated for up to seven hours, making the logistics of distributing cookie dough to supporters easy and flexible. Run entirely using a cyber-safe online platform, no cash handling is required. A simple online ordering system reduces ordering errors and ensures participants can choose a low-risk fundraiser for extremely profitable fundraising.

Expressions

Expressions specialises in printed tea towels, aprons, and bags, the most popular featuring children’s hand-drawn portraits. The children’s artwork is compiled to create gorgeous mementos of childhood friends and teachers, providing a much-loved fundraising option – like a yearbook on a tea towel. The business provides high quality, ethically sourced products, designed, printed, and shipped in Australia. We have worked on over 21,000 fundraising projects, growing annually since 1999. We work with over 1000 schools, hundreds of childcare centres, and grassroots community organisations annually, averaging 4 fundraisers for every day of the year, which I think is amazing. Our aim is everyone involved enjoys the project and is left with a treasured memento. It’s easy to run, everything’s supplied, and everybody loves them! After two decades of happy customers, we’re incredibly proud to have helped thousands of organisations, from tiny remote communities to big-city schools raise millions of dollars. Our products have become a tradition and can be found in kitchens and keepsake boxes in every corner of Australia and around the world. We’ve created a circle of happiness – memories made, dollars raised, proud children, delighted parents, a healthy business, and returning customers – everyone wins with Expressions!

Pictureproducts

Pictureproducts was established in 1977 with a unique proposition—children’s artworks turned into durable, practical, beautiful melamine dinner plates, sold through Australian schools and ELCs to help them raise needed funds. Now in the second generation of family ownership, we continue to lead the field we pioneered, proudly producing plates and other useful products for nearly 100,000 Australian children every year. We are best known for quality of both product and service, with an exceptional 40-year guarantee on the melamine plate, and for maintaining positive fundraising relationships with our customers for decades. We’ve continued to improve our offering every year, with a comprehensive online portal and real-time notifications to keep organisers informed and empowered. With over 3 million Pictureplates sold in Australia, our products remain treasured keepsakes in hundreds of thousands of Aussie households, whether they’re used every day or stored away as a memory of childhood.

Prospect Wines

We offer a $40-$60 profit for every dozen of wine sold. Every fundraiser order also receives either a hand sanitiser, a packet of delicious biscuits, or a packet of yummy granola breakfast on us! Prospect Wines are also about to launch a non – alcoholic range of products to cater to all our wonderful supporters.

School Fun Run

Established in 1987, School Fun-Run is a health-based fundraiser for any Australian school. There are no upfront costs or financial risks. Full support is provided. It supports school curriculum and can be linked to existing activities like School Cross Countries. There are no products to buy-and-sell. Funding comes in online, which removes the financial burden from local catchment areas while opening new revenue streams for schools in remote, regional, or low socio-economic areas. For example, Gladstone Primary School in remote South Australia has just 60 students and set a goal of $2,000 based on their fundraising history. They raised $9,881 with their 2020 School Fun Run. During COVID-19, we twice broke the Australian record for the most amount raised in a single School Fun-Run. Lindfield Public School raised $91,858. Milton Public School then raised $114,058; the first school over $100,000 in a single School Fun-Run. Leading into 2020, our previous top two schools were St Patrick’s College Strathfield who raised $91,743 with 360 students and Avalon Public School who raised $90,043 to replace their Fete. Over the last 12 months, our top 100 events averaged $34,354 each. Our top 10 averaged $62,463. During COVID-19 our schools are averaging $15,822 per event.


Finalists in the Best Customer Service Award

Australian Fundraising

Launching as a family business in 1999, Australian Fundraising has become one of Australia’s most trusted fundraising partners for schools and community groups. We know it’s because of one thing: our outstanding and reliable customer service. Now offering six unique fundraisers including the Colour Explosion Fun Run, Billy G’s Cookie Dough, Plant-A-Difference, and more, Australian Fundraising supports over 2,000 groups each year, far more than any other fundraising company in Australia. Most importantly, Australian Fundraising has helped raise over $105 million for Australian schools and community groups. Australian Fundraising has invested over $375,000 in cyber secure and safe online platforms to enhance the fundraising experience for organisers and participants alike. Not only have fundraising profits soared, participants are benefitting from fewer errors, more incentive prizes, and increased engagement with their supporters. Focused on helping fundraising organisers achieve their goals, Australian Fundraising has never lost the family values we were founded on. We are dedicated to facilitating unique and exciting fundraisers that bring high profits for our customers while providing outstanding customer service.

Expressions

Expressions specialises in printed tea towels, aprons, and bags, the most popular featuring children’s hand-drawn portraits. The children’s artwork is compiled to create gorgeous mementos of childhood friends and teachers, providing a much-loved fundraising option – like a yearbook on a tea towel. The business provides high quality, ethically sourced products, designed, printed, and shipped in Australia. We have worked on over 21,000 fundraising projects, growing annually since 1999. We work with over 1000 schools, hundreds of childcare centres, and grassroots community organisations annually, averaging 4 fundraisers for every day of the year, which I think is amazing. Our aim is everyone involved enjoys the project and is left with a treasured memento. It’s easy to run, everything’s supplied, and everybody loves them! After two decades of happy customers, we’re incredibly proud to have helped thousands of organisations, from tiny remote communities to big-city schools raise millions of dollars. Our products have become a tradition and can be found in kitchens and keepsake boxes in every corner of Australia and around the world. We’ve created a circle of happiness – memories made, dollars raised, proud children, delighted parents, a healthy business, and returning customers – everyone wins with Expressions!

Pictureproducts

Pictureproducts was established in 1977 with a unique proposition—children’s artworks turned into durable, practical, beautiful melamine dinner plates, sold through Australian schools and ELCs to help them raise needed funds. Now in the second generation of family ownership, we continue to lead the field we pioneered, proudly producing plates and other useful products for nearly 100,000 Australian children every year. We are best known for the quality of both product and service, with an exceptional 40-year guarantee on the melamine plate, and for maintaining positive fundraising relationships with our customers for decades. We’ve continued to improve our offering every year, with a comprehensive online portal and real-time notifications to keep organisers informed and empowered. With over 3 million Pictureplates sold in Australia, our products remain treasured keepsakes in hundreds of thousands of Aussie households, whether they’re used every day or stored away as a memory of childhood.

School Ponytails

The Fundraise with Bows program by School Ponytails brings practical, pride-boosting fundraising to your school or sports club through the sale of hair accessories in your uniform colours. Your community shops online or on order forms, and we supply classic styles to suit all uniform policies. Just pop your unique fundraising code in the checkout and we know to send 20% back at the end of term: it’s as easy as that! Custom colours and orders are welcome too. Don’t forget the athletics carnival and sports events: our bright and colourful range of products for girls and boys in House and Faction colours means that everyone can get involved, and proudly wear the team colours. With Australia’s largest range of carnival colours in-stock and ready to ship, carnival day becomes much easier to organise for parents! We even provide free delivery to school when there’s a big event on the calendar, from back to school, through to House Carnival day. This saves your community the shipping costs and maximises your earning potential. It’s a risk-free opportunity, with no out-of-pocket costs to your P&C or organisation. Simple and sensible COVID-friendly fundraising!

 

Finalists in the Best New Fundraising Company Award

Gingerbread Folk

Gingerbread Folk supply communities with premium quality gingerbread house kits for Christmas fundraising group events and sales drives for families to take home and build. Building gingerbread houses is a growing annual tradition and a fantastic community-builder in these disconnected times. Whether holding a get-together with social distancing or sending kits home with families to enjoy, this ‘COVID-safe fundraiser’ is guaranteed to be filled with fun, creativity, and festive Christmas spirit. As a ‘one-stop-shop’ Gingerbread Folk provide everything needed PLUS a video for groups to follow along with. Kits are allergy-friendly and a gluten-free option (at the same price) is available so everyone can be included! Kits are proudly dairy, egg, and nut-free) It’s a simple fundraiser to organise and we’re known for our exceptional customer service and support. ((We offer a full refund for cancellation at any time so booking is no risk.) Included in the package are baseboard, gingerbread house parts, and our unique strong, quick-drying pre-filled Royal Icing. Once assembled, decorate with the with lollies (optional extra), then wrap your creation using the cellophane and ribbon provided. + exclusive access to our members’ resources for promoting and running your fundraiser is a great success!

Go Raise It

Go Raise It is revolutionising the way Schools & Clubs raise funds. Every day we are helping schools & clubs take the headache out of fundraising online and all with no upfront costs and no risk to the school/club. All our campaigns come with a custom-built website, a Go Raise It Campaign Manager to support you for your entire campaign, communications material, event promotion plans, and website support for your fundraisers/donors while your campaign is running. Our “Get Active” Event campaigns allow you to run any type of event where your students collect sponsorship for the event. It could be anything: SCHOOL FUN RUN, COLOUR RUN, MUD RUN, BIKE-A-THON, SPELL-A-THON – you name it! Your students/members get their own event fundraising pages where they can collect their sponsorship. Their totals are added to your leader board allowing you to incentivise them to raise more. Our Product Sale campaigns allow you to sell anything you like as a fundraising product – we even have our own products. We will build a custom sales website with your branding for your product sale fundraiser. No cash to collect and all orders are managed for you to distribute at the end of your campaign.

MUBS

MUBS are: Reusable – 100% nylon fine mesh construction makes our bags durable and strong so you can keep reusing them. Sustainable – Using your 5 pack of MUBS weekly replaces 260 single-use bags Per year (5 X 52 weeks).  Superlight – MUBs are only 4g-4.5g/bag (similar weight to plastic bags ) savings you at check-out compared to cotton bags. Affordable for all- amazing value ONLY $6.00/ 5pack – you buy for $3.50.  Specifications – Green or red 5 pack. Each bag is a large 26cm x 36cm with extra stretch. They can easily handle up to 2kg produce in each bag! Flip-top – MUBs comes with an easy to use flip-top closure or simply tie for small nuts etc.  Mesh material – Enables easy produce identification at checkout, zero child suffocation risk, suitable for small produce – even to sesame seeds and produce can be washed while in the bag.  Easy care – MUBs are easy to keep hygienic, just hand wash and hang dry.  Storage safe – MUBs are pantry and refrigerator storage-friendly.

Plant-a-Difference

Plant-A-Difference raises funds for schools or community groups by encouraging donations that serve a dual purpose: fundraising and environmental conservation. Leveraging care for the environment and the environmentally friendly resources provided by Plant-A-Difference, participants fundraise over a three to four-week period. For every $15 that is raised, Plant-A-Difference plants one tree or shrub in one of the world’s 35 global biodiversity hotspots: the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia. Plant-A-Difference spreads awareness about biodiversity and conservation, while also raising funds for schools and community groups. To date, Plant-A-Difference is the first Australian fundraiser to partner direct tree planting efforts with donations to a separate organisation. Plant-A-Difference ensures schools and community groups keep the majority of the funds they raise (65% of all donations are kept by the organisation, with 35% going towards the plants and necessary administration costs).


Finalists in the Best Eco-Friendly Fundraiser Award

4MyEarth

We want to reduce waste and help schools and organisations raise much-needed funds! Ethically made in India, our cotton vegan-friendly products are machine washable, and they last for years. We can provide samples for display, an order form that can be emailed and we invoice you for 70% of the total order, so you keep 30% of all orders received. Custom printing is available – imagine your emblem or logo on eco products, how cool!

MUBS

MUBS are: Reusable – 100% nylon fine mesh construction makes our bags durable and strong so you can keep reusing them. Sustainable – Using your 5 pack of MUBS weekly replaces 260 single-use bags Per year (5 X 52 weeks).  Superlight – MUBs are only 4g-4.5g/bag (similar weight to plastic bags ) savings you at check-out compared to cotton bags. Affordable for all- amazing value ONLY $6.00/ 5pack – you buy for $3.50.  Specifications – Green or red 5 pack. Each bag is a large 26cm x 36cm with extra stretch. They can easily handle up to 2kg produce in each bag! Flip-top – MUBs comes with an easy to use flip-top closure or simply tie for small nuts etc.  Mesh material – Enables easy produce identification at checkout, zero child suffocation risk, suitable for small produce – even to sesame seeds and produce can be washed while in the bag.  Easy care – MUBs are easy to keep hygienic, just hand wash and hang dry.  Storage safe – MUBs are pantry and refrigerator storage-friendly.

Onya

Providing a sustainable alternative to the traditional fundraising model of bake sales and chocolate drives, Onya Fundraising is a great opportunity for your contributors to support your cause by purchasing products that are environmentally friendly, high quality, useful, and actively contribute to reducing single-use plastic. We understand that fundraising can be stressful but with Onya, we have simplified the process to make it as easy for organisers as possible. With generous margins up to 40% available and with a choice of 3 different fundraising models on offer, you can be as hands-off or involved in your fundraiser as you like! We support you each step of the way and even provide pre-designed posts for social media or email to help you spread the word about your sustainable fundraiser.

Plant-a-Difference

Plant-A-Difference raises funds for schools or community groups by encouraging donations that serve a dual purpose: fundraising and environmental conservation. Leveraging care for the environment and the environmentally friendly resources provided by Plant-A-Difference, participants fundraise over a three to four-week period. For every $15 that is raised, Plant-A-Difference plants one tree or shrub in one of the world’s 35 global biodiversity hotspots: the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia. Plant-A-Difference spreads awareness about biodiversity and conservation, while also raising funds for schools and community groups. To date, Plant-A-Difference is the first Australian fundraiser to partner direct tree planting efforts with donations to a separate organisation. Plant-A-Difference ensures schools and community groups keep the majority of the funds they raise (65% of all donations are kept by the organisation, with 35% going towards the plants and necessary administration costs).

 

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