The Event

These annual awards will recognise fundraising excellence across Ireland, showcasing innovation, best practice, and most of all the people that are changing lives every day — fundraisers!

The afternoon will begin with insight and sharing as Coyne Research presents the highlights of a specially commissioned research report on the Irish fundraising marketplace, which will help you acquire new donors and take fundraising in Ireland to the next level. This will be followed by a happy hour, leading into the National Fundraising Awards, hosted by Nexus Direct, where we will announce our first winners and enjoy dinner together.

Both events will take place at The Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, on 22 March 2018, from 3pm until late! 

The night will be led by our Master of Ceremonies, Aidan Power!

Aidan Power is an early riser! He presents iRadio’s breakfast show, Aidan and Oonagh in the Morning, from 6.50am – 9.50am on weekdays.

He has almost 20 years of experience in youth programming, light entertainment, and sports television. He has worked with RTÉ for a number of shows including The Café, which he wrote and presented, Celebrity Bainisteoir, Superbloopers with Zig and Zag, The Hit, and Shake Down The Town to name a few. He has also worked with the BBC and RTÉ on sports programming for the Rugby World Cup, The Heineken Cup, The Golf Open, Olympics, and many more.

Award categories to include:

  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Best Individual Giving Campaign
  • Best Use of Digital
  • Best Use of Fundraising Events
  • Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign
  • Best Use of Insight and Research
  • Best Use of Direct Mail
  • Best Use of Donor Journey


Schedule of the afternoon:

14:30 – 15:00: Tea & Coffee

15:00 – 16:00: Presentation of Research (Coyne Research)

16:00 – 16:15: Break

16:15 – 17:30: Panel Discussion

17:30 – 18:30: Happy Hour

18:30 – 21:00: National Fundraising Awards Dinner


The dress code for the night will be smart business.


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