Koglman wins national fundraising award

Koglman wins national fundraising award

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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 700 nonprofit fundraising professionals gathered online Sept. 13-14, sharing lessons learned and exploring future strategies to re-energize fundraising.

This year the Fundraiser of the Year was given to three people including Katie Koglman, the CEO of United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties, selected out of a nationwide pool of candidates.

Koglman received the award because she brought a new energy to an organization that hadn’t hit its fundraising goal in over 10 years. Under Koglman UWWH has met its goal each year.

“I am so excited to be named the 2021 Fundraiser of the Year,” Koglman said. “In a year where the common theme was complain and cancel, we embarked on a journey of conquer and claim victory. Our community was depending on us to do just that. Thank you Raise for this incredible honor.”

“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, CEO for OneCause. “Over the past four 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.”

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, visit www.onecause.com/raise/awards/.