Runner up in the Third Sector Magazine Awards!

Kiss Goodbye to MS has been named as the ‘runner up’ in the annual Third Sector Magazine awards for the top 5 national fundraising campaigns. Selected by an expert panel of industry professionals and voted by the not for profit industry, this second place award is a huge honour for MS Research Australia.

Third Sector Magazine is a highly regarded publication in the not for profit sector which provides insightful articles and case studies on key successes in the charity space. Each year Third Sector call on their readership to vote on which fundraising campaigns should be named among the 5 ‘Best Fundraiser’ awards. Kiss Goodbye to MS was shortlisted by a panel of expert judges and the places were voted by our peers in the not for profit industry. We are proud that Kiss Goodbye to MS was shortlisted by the judges and we feel humbled that our colleagues in the industry have recognised our achievements.

These awards take into consideration the cut-through that each campaign has as well as the funds raised and expenses incurred. Kiss Goodbye to MS continues to maintain admin costs which are well below industry average and in 2015 raised more than $1,000,000 for research into MS. Third Sector Magazine were impressed by the commitment MS Research Australia has made to continuing to execute this campaign with minimal resources. With just one full time staff member who manages this initiative, MS Research Australia relies heavily on our pro-bono partners who donated their time and skills.

Kiss Goodbye to MS Campaign Manager, Richelle King, is humbled to see the campaign recognised by industry experts and peers, “We are so excited to see Kiss Goodbye to MS take out second place in the Third Sector Fundraiser Awards and are humbled to be featured alongside four other incredible organisations who are all deserving of this accolade. The incredible success of Kiss Goodbye to MS must be attributed to our amazing and supportive community who ban together to make a difference for research into MS.”