The future is bright: Fundraising successes across the regions
Last month, we celebrated the work of our fundraising managers and their teams at our annual Region of the Year Awards ceremony, with the top three regions winning prizes.
The awards are presented to three regions which have maintained a consistent level of performance, staff base and high standard of work.
Key performance indicators, are analysed at the end of each financial year to determine the winner. The region which performs the best is awarded Region of the Year.
Joint MD, Dominic Will, said: "In any organisation, large or small, praise and recognition is important, and we need to do this right. It is vital we pay people and they're adequately awarded. But the real recognition that people strive for at Home Fundraising is the impact they're having on the charities we represent.
"The Region of the Year Awards recognise the contribution of the management team in supporting our 1,500 fundraisers across the UK. The support on the night from peers was huge."
Norwich named Region of the Year
The winning region for 2015-2016 was Norwich, with the award collected by Fundraising Manager David Muntz and his team.
David said: "To win Region of the Year with my team is something I've dreamed of for years. I'm immensely proud of the team leaders and the management team, who have always strived for great results.
"I have worked for Home Fundraising for six years: when I started as a 21 year old, fundraising seemed like a fun way to get out of the house and meet people. Along the way I have met so many fantastic people. I love what the company is about."
Recognising the importance of leadership
Moving up from third place in 2014-2015, Coventry won second place for 2015-2016, with Fundraising Manager Mike Skinner collecting the award on behalf of his team.
In third place for 2015/2016 was Glasgow, which won first place in 2014/2015. Fundraising Manager Graeme Peat was at the awards ceremony to collect their award.
In total, the 16 regions raised £50 million during 2015/2016, supporting charities across the UK to continue their good work.
Will added: "It's great to see that the fundraising managers have taken on board the important of leadership, organisational culture and an understanding of group dynamics. These are young people, managing other young people. To achieve this level of performance is great."
Fundraising successes are built on working culture
Home Fundraising doesn't just celebrate the successes once a year. We recognise staff performance every week, across the regions, as part of a strong working culture that underpins the organisation.
Joint MD, Neil Hope, said: "Our culture is our foundation. We've always invested time in how cultures develop and grow. It's been the main bedrock behind our fundraising since the start. If you go into any management role at Home, you'll focus on group dynamics and how they work. Our product is a result of that. The Region of the Year Awards celebrate this working culture."