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Call for entries to IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2017

Call for entries to IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2017

Charity and teams have until 31 March to enter this year’s IoF in Fundraising .

The IoF Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group is inviting data-driven fundraisers, charity data analysts, data teams, and insight specialists to enter the awards, which this year have 10 categories, and are once again free to enter.

Entries are judged on the key criteria of insight, innovation, and impact, and this year, the scope for each category has been widened to enable more teams to enter. Entrants may submit work into as many categories as they wish.

The 2017 Insight in Fundraising Awards categories are:

  • Most powerful insight from traditional methods of data analysis
  • Most powerful insight using innovative methods of data analysis
  • Most powerful insight through research
  • Best use of data and analysis in digital fundraising
  • Most powerful insight from a long-term strategic project
  • Most powerful use of insight by a small to medium income charity
  • Team of the year
  • Supplier of the year
  • Rising star
  • Outstanding contribution special award

Entries will be judged in April and the winners announced at a gala dinner at London’s Café de Paris on 7 June.

This year, winners will once again be shortlisted for the IoF National Fundraising Awards Best Use of Insight category. This award will be presented at the IoF National Awards gala dinner during the 2017 IoF Fundraising Convention in London this July.

Nick Mason, chair of the ’s Insight Special Interest Group (SIG), and of UpliftingData said:

“The use of insight in fundraising has never been more essential than in today’s landscape: playing an ever more important role in helping charities to get their targeting right and meet compliance regulations, and looking to the future, its role can only grow.

“The IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards are a chance to both celebrate the excellent work charities and their partners are doing, and to learn from it, and neither has ever been more vital. I encourage those working in charity data and analytics to take this opportunity to showcase the best of their work and share just what data analysis and insight can achieve.”

The deadline for entries is at 5pm on 31 March.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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