Now in its 30th year, the National Fundraising Awards recognise and reward fundraising excellence and best practice in the voluntary sector.
Entry is free and open until 5pm on 13 March. The shortlist will be released on 20 April, with the winners announced at a ceremony held in London on 6 July, during the IoF’s Fundraising Convention.
This year, there are 15 Award categories. Entries are open to all organisations, campaigns and individuals working within the UK.
The categories are:
- Best Supporter Experience
- Charity-Business Partnership of the Year
- Fundraiser of the Year
- Fundraising Event of the Year
- Individual Giving Campaign of the Year
- Most Committed Company to the Sector
- Regional Campaign of the Year
- Fundraising Campaign of the Year
- Legacy Campaign of the Year
- Innovation in Fundraising
- Rising Star
- The #ChangeCollective Award
- The Social Purpose Award
- Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year
- Young Fundraiser of the Year (15 years or under)
Helen Maguire, who won the Rising Star award at last year’s National Fundraising Awards, said:
“It was such an amazing feeling to know that after you had worked so hard for so long and achieved success that this had been recognised.
“Working in a small charity it can feel quite isolated, so it was difficult to measure my success against the fundraising average. Winning the award made me realise that I had achieved a massive success, which I can now confidently talk about with prospective charity clients.”
The judging panel has also been announced. This year the IoF invited fundraisers to take part in an application process to be a judge so that its selection would represent a wide range of fundraising disciplines and causes across the UK.
Judges include: Anaily Castellanos, Senior Philanthropy Manager at Anthony Nolan; Anna-Maria Mullen, Head of Major Gifts at The Langdon Foundation; Gavin McLellan, Director of Development at Jordanhill School Educational Amenities Trust Fund; Meredith Niles, Executive Director of Fundraising & Engagement at Marie Curie, and UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake.
— Mike Bartlett (@Mike__Bartlett) February 18, 2020
— Annie Perez (@anniedperez1987) February 18, 2020
Proud to be a judge for @IOFtweets #IoFawards – also great to see the new social purpose award. Top opportunity for companies that have put social good at the heart of their organisation via partnership with a charity. Partnership teams: talk to your partners & make a submission! pic.twitter.com/kroEY8iuGD
— Grahame Darnell (@GrahameDarnell) February 18, 2020
Going to be a judge!
Thrilled to join a hugely talented panel of fundraisers and enjoy inspiring submissions of rising stars, campaigns, and volunteers.
Get your nominations in!#IoFAwards pic.twitter.com/nxNmtMOV5e
— Gavin McLellan (@Gav_McLellan) February 14, 2020
— Angie (@AngiecarterUK) February 11, 2020
Absolutely delighted to announce that I am a judge for the forthcoming #IOFAwards. Delighted to be celebrating the best #fundraisers and #fundraising. Applications close 13 March 2020 ! https://t.co/4RL22oSMQk#fundraising #charity #awards #proud pic.twitter.com/szvlHIH596
— Ben Morrison (@benmorrison) February 13, 2020
Absolutely thrilled and so excited to be a judge at this years National Fundraising Awards! V excited to hear about all the brilliant work being done by my peers across the country. Deadline is March 13th and it's free to enter https://t.co/Ed79bsQhnq pic.twitter.com/0LXDfOeOQp
— lisabucks (@lisabucks) February 17, 2020
— Joanna Wells (@JoannaMWells) February 10, 2020
#IoFAwards lucky to have two fab fundraisers I’ve had the pleasure of working with on their judging panel this year. @lisabucks and @Mike__Bartlett will bring heaps of knowledge. Good luck guys, I’m sure it’ll be a tough job!
— sarahgunn (@sarahgunn) February 18, 2020
— Dan Fletcher (@DanFletcherMKS) February 10, 2020
Proud to have been asked to be a judge for the #IOFAwards – can’t wait to see the submissions for the best fundraising activity and fundraisers in the country. Entries close 13th March! pic.twitter.com/WGCyFUBpjq
— Jack Miller (@jackmiller81) February 8, 2020
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