Pebblebeach ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ Category at the IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2016

We’re very excited and proud to announce that we were ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category at the Institute of Fundraising’s Insight in Fundraising Awards 2016. This is a wonderful and humbling moment for us! We love the work we do and we feel very grateful to work with so many fantastic charities across the UK.

The ceremony was held on 8th June at the Café de Paris in London. Win or lose, it was lovely for us to simply be shortlisted. In the midst of this transitional period of uncertainty for the fundraising sector, this event served as a reminder of the value and responsibility we have as fundraisers.

‘I was utterly delighted that Pebblebeach was ‘Highly Commended’ in the IoF Insight Awards ‘Supplier of the Year’ category’, says Ash Gilbert, Managing and Creative Director of Pebblebeach Fundraising. ‘Our entire approach to fundraising is to place the needs of the donor first, to build a relationship with them based on mutual trust, respect and benefit. The success we’ve delivered for our clients – especially hospices, many of whom had never fundraised from individuals before – shows this is the right way to fundraise for all charities. It is our enduring privilege to support superb charities in all corners of the UK and to be a part of so many fundraising teams.’ The judges said, ‘Pebblebeach shows good clarity in their work, and high impact in a niche sector’.

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We want to thank Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and St Barnabas House adult hospice for their support with our nomination. Our first Christmas appeal for Chestnut in 2006 raised just shy of £17,000. In 2015, it raised more than £100,000 in total. We are very fortunate to have worked so closely with them over the years.

We very much see ourselves as ‘critical friends’ to the charities we support, always recommending the work we think they need – not what might be best for us. Simply put, we try to be the agency we would like to work with ourselves. The fact that our efforts have been recognised in this way is deeply, hugely satisfying. Our framed certificate is now proudly on display in Pebblebeach headquarters!

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