GRÜN Fundraising Award goes to the University of Graz

The GRÜN Software AG once again presented an award for the best online campaign of the year at the 23rd Austrian Fundraising Congress. The winner is the University of Graz.

Aachen / Vienna, October 12.10.2016th, XNUMX. The presentation of the fundraising awards was also one of the highlights of the this year 23rd Austrian Fundraising Congress, which took place on October 10 and 11, 2016 in the Europahaus Vienna. The coveted awards were presented in seven categories on the evening of the first day of the event.

The Aacheners GRÜN Software AG and the Austrian GRÜN Fundraising Services Ltd, Providers of market-leading software solutions for charity organizations in Austria and Germany, have received the award for the seventh time Online campaign of the year awarded. Online campaigns that have involved, motivated and inspired people are honored. Creativity, fundraising success and a variety of methods are the decisive criteria.

Among all the applications submitted, the 13-member jury was particularly impressed by the University of Graz's online fundraising campaign. In their online campaign, which is unique in Austria, a large lecture hall with 430 seats ( is to be built to coincide with the university's 430th anniversary. Each of the 430 chairs in the new lecture hall is to be donated through seat donations from graduates and friends of the university. The special thing about the online fundraising campaign: All seats are given the name and favorite quote of the donors.

The award ceremony took place during the 23rd Austrian Fundraising Congress. From the hands of Klaus Schwarz (managing director of GRÜN Fundraising Service GmbH) and Dr. Oliver Grün (CEO of GRÜN Software AG), Beatrice Weinelt (managing director of the alumni association of the University of Graz) accepted the prestigious award. “From the idea to the implementation of a creative online campaign”, Klaus Schwarz is enthusiastic about the online fundraising campaign.

As of today, donors have already occupied over 400 seats. The GRÜN Software AG congratulates the Fundraising and Alumni Department of the University of Graz on this successful online campaign.

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