Wednesday, January 2, 2013

US, Canadian and Australian readers pick funniest fundraising story of 2012 in NP Humour’s annual LOL Awards.



The votes are in for the funniest fundraising humor story of 2012. The second annual NP Humour LOL Awards has announced the top comedy story and comedy animation of the year. NP Humour is the world’s only comedy website devoted to non-profits, fundraising and charity comedy.

The top comedy story went to “Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade” with more than 40 percent of the votes cast. The runner-up was “Organizational Chart changed for the 27th time this year”. In animation, “Communications Director answers ‘social media’ to every question” beat out “Charity thinks cloud computing actually in a cloud” by just two votes.

Overall, more than 500 people from the US, Canada and Australia voted in the NP Humour LOL Awards.

“Something about our picture of gang violence between major giving and annual giving seemed to touch a nerve with fundraisers this year. It’s funny, but it’s also true,” said NP Humour Editor John C. Suart. “Our goal is to try and get the fundraising community to laugh and I think we’ve succeeded beyond all measure with the LOL Awards this year.”

Officially launched in Fall of 2011, NP Humour has grown from just one email subscriber to more than 500 from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. More than 100,000 people have visited the site in the last year.

Last year’s LOL Award went to “God turned down on grant application to create humankind.”

2012 WINNERS


Best Comedy Story:


First Prize


Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/08/gang-violence-escalates-between-major.html

Second Prize

Organizational Chart changed for the 27th time this year
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/organizational-chart-changed-for-27th.html 

Best Comedy Animation: 


First Prize



Communications Director answers "social media" to every question
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/03/communications-director-answers-social.html 

Second Prize

Charity thinks cloud computing actually in a cloud
http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/2012/07/charity-thinks-cloud-computing-actually.html

The winner of this year’s NP LOL Award contest is Kristin H. of Olive Grove Consulting in Belmont, California. She wins a “Chocolate makes Philanthropy work” mug from the NP Humour Store.

All the information about the awards program, voting and more are available online at NP Humour – http://nphumour.blogspot.ca/p/2011-np-lol-awards.html

For more information, contact NP Humour:
Email: go@nonprofithumor.org
Phone: 866-668-2220