After asking for and getting some amazing examples of #donorlove, we have a winner!
Before we get to that, I’m sure you want to know how we selected a winner of the £500, $842 CDN, $640 USD prize!
John and I selected 3 judges each and asked them to go through the submissions and select their top 3 choices. No. 1 got 5 points, No. 2 got 3 points and No. 3 got 1 point. We then tabulated all of the scores and the charity with the most won. Easy peasy.
All of the submissions were fantastic! With learning in each for everyone. I invite you to go back and have another look at the submissions:
A lesson from a Pro
Our judges were:
Simon Scriver (IRE), fundraiser and consultant
The Whiny Donor (USA), donor
Viki Ward (UK), fundraiser
Derek Humphries (HOL), consultant
My mam (hey ma!) (UK), donor
Julie Edwards (USA), Executive Director and fundraiser
We can’t thank our judges enough for their guidance and help.
So – we are thrilled to announce the winner of our first ever, #donorlove celebration is:
The College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan: submitted by Stacey Schewaga
Derek Humphries has this to say: What I value so much about this is that the delightful things they do are not grafted onto the outside, but are actually deep on the inside of what they do. It’s not a tactical. Or sporadic activity, but sounds instead like it’s a fundamental part of the ethos.
We couldn’t agree more Derek!
Stacey shared with us: ” I wanted to quickly send you an email to say thank you for the call yesterday and sharing the news I was the winner of your Donor Love celebration/contest. I am still smiling ear to ear, with joy that what I have created here over the last five years is something others in the industry feel is gold star worthy. One always hope what you do makes an impact but it is a good feeling to hear others think you are doing an exceptional job as well. I’m honoured and humbled by this.
As mentioned I feel it only seems fit to donate to my college where I have the privilege to do my work. I would assume many of us feel a special connection to where we work and I’m proud of what is done here and all the wonderful people I get to connect with daily.”
Amazing Stacey! Congratulations again!
Thank you everyone for your submissions and keep your eyes out for another #donorlove celebration in the year to come!