donorflex has been voted Britains best charity CRM database supplier... again!
The prestigious prize was presented at the Institute of Fundraisings Partners in Fundraising awards at Londons Grange St Pauls Hotel.
Its the second time in three years that the donorflex team has been crowned at the annual ceremony, which honours partners and suppliers in the fundraising sector.
The judges focussed on a key lottery project that enabled Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to extend their life-saving service through to the hours of darkness.
And they singled donorflex out ahead of Blackbaud and Harlequin for the quality and impact of that project, as well as for the stability and continuity that the team here at Patrick House has delivered to clients for approaching 30 years.
They were particularly impressed by the fact that 10 per cent of the client base has been on board for more than 20 years, while a third has been using donorflex for more than 15, and half have been with us for more than a decade.
"I think the work weve done with Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, and the fact that charities stick with us for the long haul, spoke volumes to the judges," said managing director Brian Todd, who collected the award with Mark Higgitt and Patrick ODonnell, the client development consultant at the heart of the work with KSSAA.
"It epitomised what we do, day in, day out, which is why we chose it as the focus of this years entry to the awards.
"Were delighted to repeat our success at the inaugural awards in 2013. It makes us even more determined to increase the quality of what we deliver to our clients, because wed love to make it three awards in 2016."
The awards were hosted by Alex Brooker, co-presenter of Channel 4s Last Leg, whos no stranger to collecting awards himself. The show won an RTS awards for Best Entertainment Show.
"Fundraisers need the expertise, insight, and innovation that a range of agencies and suppliers can bring," IoF Chair Richard Taylor told the gathering.
"Whether designing a new campaign, sorting out a creaky database, improving your digital presence or getting the right person for that crucial job that youre advertising, getting the right external support can be vital.
"So, as we work through the year ahead together lets be bold, lets challenge ourselves, and lets not be shy of doing more of what we do best enabling people to support the causes they care about."
Congrats to @donorflex on your award as UKs best charity CRM database supplier. You dont need awards though to be a great help to us Cynthia Spencer (@CynthiaSHospice) January 30, 2015
A huge congratulations team @donorflex , a special thanks for over 20 years of support. Douglas Macmillan (@DougieMacStoke) January 30, 2015
@donorflex Belated congrats on your award! Looking forward to seeing you soon for some award winning training! The Myton Hospices (@MytonHospices) February 9, 2015
To the whole donorflex team, many congratulations on your richly deserved award at the IoF Partner in Fundraising Awards last night. A great way to start the weekend. donorflex has changed the way we do things for the better and opened up possibilities for fundraising that could never be considered before. Thank you for all your support over the past four-plus years. Onwards and upwards! From everyone at the Columbans, staff, missionaries and supporters Stephen Awre, Mission Office Administrator, Missionary Society of St. Columban Britain
A big congratulations on your win last night from everyone at PAH where your winning streak started! You all deserve it Nigel Seymour, Director of Director of Fundraising and Communication, Princess Alice Hospice
Congratulations to you all on winning the IOF award last night. Im really pleased for you all. Best regards Sam Tamang, Data Manager, Ty Hafan The Childrens Hospice in Wales
Just like to say congratulations and well done to everyone at Care Data! Farzana Kaka, Database and Admin Team Leader, Henshaws
Congratulations all on the news, Make sure you celebrate your well-deserved win! Lisa Flanagan, Database Marketing Analyst, Princess Alice Hospice
Wow! Thats brilliant news and well deserved. Many congratulations from everyone here Vicki Hedger, Donations and Database Manager, St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House
Your win at the Institute of Fundraising last night is the talk of the office, so congratulations to the whole team from JDRF! Michael Hall, Database and Information Manager, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
donorflex, our database supplier, just won Best Database Supplier at the Partnership in Fundraising awards. Well done donorflex. We couldnt work with schools and donors half so efficiently without your software and support! BeLF
Well done donorflex x Dawn Walker
A well deserved win. Congratulations to all the team Peter Wright
Congratulations guys! Claire Cheeseman
Well done thrilled for you St Davids Foundation Hospice Care
Fantastic! Well done Brian and team very well deserved Ruth Garner
Congratulations and well done! X Jill Tucker