A message from Jim Baggett – which category is your fit?

Hello fellow analysts, data teams and insight specialists, I want to draw your attention to 2014’s Insight in Fundraising Awards!

We all know how important it is to stay sharp and creative in contemporary fundraising. Every year the stakes inevitably increase, and these awards effectively provide a snapshot of the best practice and professionalism in our field.

This is my opportunity to encourage you to think about the great things that you and your teams have achieved in the past year, so that you can grasp the opportunity to win one of our coveted gongs. I also have to persuade you that entering for an award is about more than just having a great night out!

It’s really important that your awards nominations reflect the best work being done right now, so if you are proud of specific work you’ve done in the past 12 months, this is the place to put it up for due recognition by your peers.

As a past winner I can vouch for the efficacious effect that these awards can have; it’s a great morale booster for your team and a fantastic testimonial for your clients.

For this year, we’ve revamped the awards, adding several exciting new categories – there are now 12 in total including the IoF National Award for Best Use of Insight.  We’ve revised the entry forms and provided a ‘How To Enter’ guide, it couldn’t be easier to enter so there’s really no excuse!

Let’s make the 2014 Insight in Fundraising Awards the best yet!

Jim Baggett is MD of Wood For Trees and awards sub-committee lead for the IoF Insight in Fundraising SIG.