The shortlist for the annual Institute of Fundraising National Fundraising Awards has been announced – with technology-focused campaigns and charities featuring heavily.
Now in its 24th year, the Awards showcase the most remarkable fundraising achievements of the past twelve months, recognising the very best in fundraising excellence.
Kevin Kibble, Chair of Judges, said: “It was hugely inspiring for the judges to learn more about the outstanding contributions that have been made to so many fantastic causes this year. The passion and commitment within the sector is astounding. With so many excellent entries coming in, getting onto the shortlist is a major achievement in itself.
“In raising the profile of a cause, campaign, team or fundraiser, picking up an award can make an enormous difference to a charity.”
The winners of the 15 Awards will be announced on 29 November at the National Fundraising Awards ceremony in London’s iconic art-deco venue, Troxy.
Shortlists have been announced for 13 of the Award categories, with the highly esteemed Lifetime Contribution Award and Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the Year Award to be announced on the night.
The shortlist for the awards includes:
Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign
Cancer Research UK – Tap to Give
Durham Cathedral – Durham Cathedral in LEGO
Muscular Dystrophy UK – Family Funds
UCL – Retail Coalition Supporting Dementia Research
Best Individual Giving Campaign
Médecins Sans Frontières – Natalie’s Voice
Pallant House Gallery – Catalyst Endowment Fund Appeal
Saint Francis Hospice – Pay for a Day
WaterAid – Christmas Appeal – Deliver Life
Best Use of Digital
Alzheimer’s Research UK – Donate Your Time
British Heart Foundation – MyMarathon
Macmillan Cancer Support – Team Macmillan App
Refuge – ‘The Archers’ Campaign
Best Use of Insight
British Red Cross – Response Uplift Modelling
Cancer Research UK – Attitude to Gratitude
Macmillan Cancer Support – Priority Audience Segmentation and Ethnographic Research
NSPCC – Prospect Development – Regional Teams Crossover
RNIB – Driving Future Online Giving
University of Sheffield – International Fundraising Analytics
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