Innovation in Nonprofit Fundraising Celebrated at Virtual Raise 2021 Conference
September 14, 2021 — INDIANAPOLIS – OneCause, a leader in online and event fundraising, recognized fundraising innovation and excellence at its annual Raise Awards ceremony during the Raise 2021 Conference. More than 900 nonprofit fundraising professionals gathered online September 13-14, sharing lessons learned and exploring future strategies to reenergize fundraising.
“An important part of the Raise Conference is celebrating the continued innovation and resilience of our nonprofit community with the annual Raise Awards,” said Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause. “Over the past 4 years we’ve received stories from hundreds of organizations and professionals who are truly changing the future of fundraising. This year’s winners represent nonprofit trailblazers who turned the challenges of the pandemic into opportunities for their causes, finding new ways to engage donors and grow impact.”
In its fourth year, the Raise Awards expanded its list of honorees to recognize two winners in each of the organizational categories based on nonprofit size and three individuals in the Fundraiser of the Year category. This year’s winners include:
Innovative Nonprofit of the Year
The Innovative Nonprofit of the Year Award recognizes two organizations that uniquely push themselves, inspire others, and consistently reach for new heights by implementing new ideas.
Storyteller of the Year
The Storyteller of the Year Award recognizes two organizations for excellence in communicating their purpose through branding, narrative, and promotion that informs the mind and moves the heart.
Fundraisers of the Year
The Fundraiser of the Year Award recognizes three nonprofit professionals whose leadership, passion, and success stands out among their peers.
Winners were selected by a committee of fundraising experts, OneCause customer advisory board members, and a panel of past Raise Award winners. In addition to the award recognition, winners receive a cash donation to their mission on behalf of OneCause.
To find out more about the Raise Awards, please visit: https://www.onecause.com/raise/awards/.
OneCause creates user-friendly fundraising software that helps nonprofits engage donors, raise more money and save valuable time and resources. Our full suite of cloud-based fundraising solutions has powered 6,000 organizations, well over 38,000 fundraising campaigns and events, and helped nonprofits raise more than $3 billion. OneCause has been recognized by Inc. Best in Business, is a TechPoint MIRA award winner for Pandemic Pivot of the Year, Mobile Technology Excellence & Innovation, and a Stevie® Award winner for excellence and innovation in Customer Service.