The National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC) is proud to announce the winners of the Thirteenth Annual Lumen Awards, the only awards program recognizing excellence in the ministry of fundraising.
Eighteen first place winners and eight second place winners were selected in thirteen categories, which were expanded for the 2018 Awards to include new categories such as video, special event, email campaign, and paid digital advertising.
The “2018 Best of Show” award will be awarded through popular vote at the 2018 NCDC Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago this September.
The Lumen Awards were created to acknowledge excellence in the ministry of fundraising and to enrich the Catholic development community through sharing this excellence.
NCDC Lumen Awards are judged based on a number of factors, including: creativity, copywriting, design, mission loyalty, call to action, cost and results of the campaign and overall concept/quality. Entries are classified into two divisions based on the gross philanthropic income of the nonprofit organization submitting the entry.
The Latin term lumen, meaning light, was chosen as the name of the award to represent the vision and clarity fundraisers must strive for while promoting their missions.
The Lumen Award, a candlestick, celebrates the visible efforts of those doing God’s work in the world. Those holding the light set an example to follow and enlighten the Catholic fundraising community through their good works.