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IOF voters give donorflex accolade

January 30, 2015 - by Mark Higgitt

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Last modified on August 3, 2016

Well, we've only gone and done it again!

donorflex has been voted Britain’s best charity CRM database supplier... again!

The prestigious prize was presented at the Institute of Fundraising’s Partners in Fundraising awards at London’s Grange St Paul’s Hotel.

It’s 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 we’ve 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 O’Donnell, 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 year’s entry to the awards.

"We’re 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 we’d love to make it three awards in 2016."

The awards were hosted by Alex Brooker, co-presenter of Channel 4’s Last Leg, who’s 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 you’re advertising, getting the right external support can be vital.

"So, as we work through the year ahead together let’s be bold, let’s challenge ourselves, and let’s not be shy of doing more of what we do best – enabling people to support the causes they care about."

What a tweet-tastic night! 

And via email too....

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. I’m really pleased for you all. Best regards – Sam Tamang, Data Manager, Ty Hafan The Children’s 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! That’s 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

... and, of course, Facebook

donorflex, our database supplier, just won ’Best Database Supplier’ at the ’Partnership in Fundraising’ awards. Well done donorflex. We couldn’t 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 David’s Foundation Hospice Care

Fantastic! Well done Brian and team – very well deserved – Ruth Garner

Congratulations and well done! X – Jill Tucker

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