Baptcare finalists in national award for fundraising

Congratulations to Baptcare's Fundraising Manager, James Nevein and his team for being finalists in the 2018 FIA National Awards for Excellence!

James was nominated for the 'Creating pathways for people seeking asylum' campaign under the 'Major gifts under $5 million' category. This was the first time Baptcare had developed a campaign using major gift methodology as part of its fundraising mix.

"I am excited about what this award means four our fundraising strategy and the importance of fundraising at Baptcare being about nurturing and growing relationships with individuals, corporations and trust and foundations for long-term project-orientated support," James said.

The campaign highlighted to our supporters, the critical importance of training, education, mentoring and work experience for people seeking asylum who are work-ready, but have no access to opportunities in the workplace. People seeking asylum face barriers to employment largely due to language barriers, Australian work experience, referees and racism. 'Creating Pathways for People Seeking Asylum' led to a number of significant results for Baptcare both financially and in securing other support for our work. This included cash and gifts-in-kind, monthly givers, volunteers and corporate sponsors providing workplace experience and staff giving.​

If you would like to know more about this program or would like to partner with us, please contact James Nevein, Fundraising Manager.

Congratulations again James!