For any non-profit organisation that provides an outstanding and supportive environment for fundraisers
The shortlisted entries in alphabetical order are:
Prostate Cancer Charity
Jewish care’s core values of caring, excellence, integrity, enabling and inclusivity are at the heart of everything the charity does, alongside the Jewish values of warmth, kindness, honesty and respect. It is core to provide staff training and needs are assessed as part of the annual appraisal process for all staff. Annual team awards recognise the learning achievements of staff who have gained professional qualifications in the course of the year, and there is a monthly random draw among staff with a 100% attendance record in the previous quarter to receive a £100 gift voucher. A quarterly staff newsletter and intranet keep everyone updated and the charity strives to maintain a good work/life balance for everyone.
Prostate Cancer Charity
All staff have a copy of the UNITED values that stand for Understanding, Needed, Inspired, Trustworthy, Expert and Dedicated, and there is a UNITED award for a staff member who has best displayed the values over the last month. Many staff have a personal link to the cause and everyone sits in on the helpline at least once a year to connect with the cause via calls to the nurses. The charity has a real commitment to flexible working at all times and staff turnover is very low. Pay is benchmarked and PCC aims to be in the upper quartile. The organisation-wide plan filters down to fundraising specific plans, team targets and individual work plans so every team member can be seen to contribute to overall organisational goals. This leads to commitment from everyone and pride in successful fundraising.
WAYC actively supports flexible working policies such as job sharing, home working, part-time opportunities, time off in lieu and staff inclusion around decision making. Staff benefits include additional days holiday for every year of service, two extra days holiday at Christmas, free fruit and drinks, personal career development training, 15 hours paid employee volunteering time each year, free fitness class, pension scheme and a health and well-being day. Staff are involved in fundraising events for the charity and all fundraisers undertake Institute of Fundraising training. Through weekly staff meetings people develop ideas and have opportunities to contribute to the organisation’s overall three year strategic plan. This all creates a positive atmosphere and has resulted in participants referring to ‘the WAYC Family’.