Nominations Open for Inaugural Irish National Fundraising Awards

Awards Recognise Excellence in the Growing Voluntary Sector 

Nexus Direct, an international, full-service direct marketing agency, has announced the opening of award submissions for the inaugural Irish National Fundraising Awards, established to recognise fundraising excellence, showcase innovation and best practices, and further accelerate the growth of the voluntary sector in Ireland.  
Award categories include: 
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Best Individual Giving Campaign
  • Best Legacy or In-Memoriam Campaign
  • Best Use of Digital
  • Best Use of Events
  • Most Innovative Income-Generating Campaign
  • Best Use of Insight and Research
  • Best Use of Direct Mail
  • Best Use of Donor Journey
A judging panel of carefully selected thought leaders from the fundraising sector and beyond will choose the first-place and runner-up selections in each category. Winners will be announced at a gala event on the 22 March 2018, at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Further information, as well as guidelines for submissions, can be found at  
The deadline for submissions is 16 January.
“From Nexus work around the globe, we believe the fundraising sector in Ireland is one of the most vibrant anywhere,” said Suzanne Cole Nowers, CEO of Nexus Direct. “Nexus has established these awards to shine the spotlight on the terrific fundraising work being done to advance the voluntary sector across Ireland.”   
Nexus Direct also announced the appointment of Carole Wickham as Managing Director for Nexus Direct in Ireland. Carole brings more than 20 years of experience as a marketer in both the corporate and charity sector, with a particular expertise in donor acquisition and the strategic realignment of legacy fundraising programmes.  
“I’m thrilled to join the Nexus Direct team as we continue to build our capacity to serve the voluntary sector in Ireland,” said Wickham. “I’m looking forward to partnering with our Irish clients to help grow their programmes.”