Awards
Best Practices in Fundraising

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Platinum Categories

Best Practices in Fundraising recognises exemplary programmes of work, projects and initiatives in fundraising that serve as models for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, achieve significant results and/or utilise innovative practices. These may include putting a new twist on a senior gift programme, getting grandparents to give, increasing corporate sponsorship and creative approaches to major giving. Entries can be in any area of fundraising and development.

Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria

Non-English Entries


Entry Questions
  • Title of entry
  • Brief description of institution/organisation
  • Description of programme/project/initiative and its purpose as it relates to institutional or advancement goals. Include target audience of fundraising effort. 
  • Total budget for project/programme/initiative. If applicable, include any expenses related to the use of a vendor/consultant.
  • What were your results?
  • Share any additional information to clarify the purpose and/or outcome of this work
  • If necessary, please provide a brief description of any attachments.

Entry Instructions

Each programme/project/initiative constitutes a single entry. You may enter as many programmes/projects as you wish. Programme or projects may be ongoing or new this year but must have been in place long enough to show quantifiable results. Winning programmes may not be resubmitted for an award within three years of its first submission.

1. Submit your entry with attachments through our online entry process.

2. Your entry form and supporting documents must be submitted online no later than 10 March 2017.


Judging Criteria

The judges will recognise entries that demonstrate:

  • significant results
  • strategic use of resources
  • creativity/innovation

The first round of judging will be conducted through CASE Europe. Up to two finalists will be selected. Finalists will be judged against finalists from CASE Asia-Pacific and CASE's eight North American districts during a second round of judging conducted through CASE headquarters. The Platinum winner(s) for this category will be announced in June 2017.


Non-English Entries

CASE welcomes entries in other languages besides English in this category. While entry questions must be completed in English to facilitate judging, entry materials written in languages other than English are eligible for recognition as long as such materials are accompanied by brief explanations written in English.

You will be able to attach materials and include explanations in English during the online entry process.


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