By Andrew Holt

Winners of the first-ever Institute of Fundraising (IoF) Partners in Fundraising Awards (PIFAs) representing the best collaborators, supporters and services providers in the sector were announced last night at an event in London.

Mark Astarita, Institute of Fundraising (IoF) chair, said: “The awards recognise and reward the very best in the sector, and everyone on the short list is making a significant successful contribution to the sector - and you should be proud that you’re here tonight.”

The nominations were shortlisted by a senior panel of impartial judges, and IoF members used their breadth of experience to single out the truly great partners in fundraising in the 13 award categories.

The first-ever winners of the Partners in Fundraising Awards are:

Best Payroll Giving Partner:

Workplace Giving UK

Best Recruitment Agency:

TPP Not For Profit

Best Telephone Fundraising Agency:

Ethicall

Best Database Supplier:

Donorflex

Best Lottery Provider:

Brightsource

Best Face-to-Face Fundraising Agency:

Fundraising Initiatives

Best Strategic/Fundraising Consultancy:

International Fundraising Consultancy

Best Special/Challenge Events Partner:

Charity Challenge

Best Creative Agency:

The Good Agency

Best Digital/Tech Partner – Donor-Facing:

JustTextGiving by Vodafone

Best Digital/Tech Partner – Charity-Facing:

iBid

Best Direct Marketing Partner:

TW CAT

Best Giving Platform:

Give As You Live

Astarita added the awards were introduced specifically to give sector-wide recognition to the many exceptional partners that the sector works with: “With your support charities are able to raise more money for good causes.”

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