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November 22, 2017

Future Fundraisers 2017 Winners

We're delighted to announce the winners of the first Charity People Future Fundraisers awards- a chance for charities to recognise their rising stars and to support them with one of three training bursaries.

Over the past 27 years at Charity People we've helped many of the finest fundraisers to progress in their careers.

Future Fundraisers is a chance for charities to recognise their rising stars and to support them with one of three training bursaries from Charity People.

Winners of the 2017 awards

We were delighted to receive over 100 Nominations for this year's awards. Thank you to all of you who made nominations

The Winners

Bright Spark award

For fundraisers in their first year in the job

The winner's nominator said this:
Lucy Harding
'Her thirst for knowledge and obvious enthusiasm to learn is lovely to see. She has learnt a lot about us as an organisation in a short space of time and the quality of her work is exceptional.'

And the winner is - Lucy Harding from Safe Lives

Runners-up - Amelia Savill-Boss and Rachel Covey

The prize is a course with FSI Accredited Learning. In addition to the qualification, the winners will receive two extra hours of one to one support from a senior member of the FSI consultancy team to support any area of their fundraising.

Rising Star award

For those with between one and three years' experience.

The winner's nominator had this to say:

Isla Pullinger

'Having spent more than a decade in fundraising, she has one of the sharpest minds I've worked with, she's hugely smart and incredibly committed to her work with us and will go far.'

The winner is Isla Pullinger from Afrikids

Runners-up - Millie Walsh and Molly Regan

At this stage of your career, you should be looking to build your network, taking the opportunity to learn from your peers, and continuing your professional development. The prize is 12 months fully paid access to the Bright Spot Members Club for online learning and support with their fundraising.

Leading Light award

For those with between three and five years' experience.

The winner's manager said this:

Amy Metcalfe-McQueeny

'In my time working with her she has not only shown fantastic technical ability but also an oversight and drive which is the making of a future leader.'

The winner is Amy Metcalf-McQueeny from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Runners-up - Alex Hay and Nicola Graves

The prize was a series of three 90-minute leadership coaching sessions with McCanna Coaching. The focus of the sessions will be directed by the winner, and could including building the skills and behaviours needed to progress into a senior leadership role within the sector, addressing any current work challenges as well as long-term career development.

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