The Prostate Cancer Charity has been named as the 'Best
Fundraising Organisation to Work For' by the Institute of
Fundraising Awards at a special awards ceremony last night (4 July
The National Awards which took were held on the first night of
the Institute's three-day National Convention in London, recognised
some of the best fundraising ideas in the not-for-profit sector,
with the 'Best Fundraising Organisation to Work for' category
highlighting organisations that provide an outstanding and
supportive working environment for fundraisers.
The Charity faced strong competition from Jewish Care and
Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs, but was delighted to scoop
the prestigious award.
Praised by the judges for creating a commitment to flexible
working alongside a sense of shared values, Director of Fundraising
at The Prostate Cancer Charity, Mark Bishop, explains: "We are
absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Institute of
Fundraising's 'Best Fundraising Organisation to Work for'. The past
year has seen the team achieve some excellent financial results
alongside a positive team ethos.
"I would like to pay tribute to the entire fundraising team for
all their hard work, as well as our Human Resources department for
helping the Charity to foster such a thriving and flexible working
environment. This award is not about one team but the sum total of
everyone's efforts and we are deeply honoured to receive this
A number of highly respected and influential fundraisers
including Liz Showell, Director of Fundraising at the Children's
Society and Becky Williams, Director of Development at the Tate
acted as judging panel for the high profile event.
Best-selling author and business expert, Geoff Burch presented
the Charity with their award. He said: "It's clear that tonight's
winners have been using the very best techniques; particularly in
these tough times a good fundraiser needs to be very persuasive and
charismatic to get their fair share of the pie.
"My hearty congratulations go to the winners and I hope that
they can inspire everyone to follow their lead."
For further information, visit http://www.nationalawards.org.uk/.