Third Sector Awards 2015
The Third Sector Awards showcase the talent, innovation and success of registered charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations.
The 11th edition of the annual awards, incorporating Britain's Most Admired Charities, occurred at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 24 September, with 23 awards presented
Awarded to a charity or social enterprise that has raised money through social investments, such as bond issues, loans or social investment tax relief, to maintain or expand its work
This prestigious award goes to a project that has had a substantial impact on national or international life
Awarded to a social enterprise or the trading arm of a charity that has made a significant difference to beneficiaries through its ability to generate income to meet its social goals
For the annual report or review that best communicates the mission, operations and achievements of the organisation in an unusual or innovative manner
For the best new, changed or evolved brand
Awarded to a partnership between a charity, social enterprise or other kind of voluntary organisation and a business that has demonstrated strong mutual benefits
Awarded to a fundraising event that used an original or inspiring approach to achieve or exceed its targets
Awarded to the chief executive who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her organisation, or the wider sector, during their first two years in post
Awarded to an organisation that is pushing the boundaries of digital technology and increasing engagement with donors or beneficiaries through social media, apps or a website
Awarded to a successful campaign that used a variety of fundraising approaches to achieve or exceed its targets
Awarded to the best marketing campaign of the past year, which included some or all of the following elements: direct mail, telemarketing, advertising, branding, anniversary marketing, loyalty schemes, visual marketing and use of brand ambassadors
Awarded to the volunteer who has shown the greatest commitment and achievement in his or her chosen charity, social enterprise, not-for-profit or campaigning group
Awarded to the volunteer manager, or equivalent, who has made an outstanding contribution to levels and/or standards of volunteering in their organisation
Awarded to an organisation that has showcased something new or different. Areas could include supporter and/or donor engagement, extending the reach of the charity or introducing a new way of working
Awarded to a fundraising team that has worked effectively together to achieve or exceed its targets or to make an impact on the organisation's overall income
Awarded to a partnership between two or more charities that has enabled the partners to deliver services more effectively to beneficiaries, communicate, reach new groups or reduce costs
Awarded to an organisation with an income of less than £500,000 a year that has made a big impact with an innovative project or projects
Third Sector Awards 2015: Charity Chair of the Year - Winner: Caitlin Dean, Pregnancy Sickness Support
Awarded to the chair of a charity's trustees who has made the most outstanding contribution to the performance of a charity during the year
Third Sector Awards 2015: Communications Campaign - Winner: Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust for #SmearForSmear
For a successful, innovative or inspiring campaign that got its message across to its target audience
Awarded to the marketing campaign that best combines fundraising success with innovation or originality through the use of digital media
Awarded to the charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise that has attracted the admiration of others in the sector for its recent achievements
Awarded to the voluntary sector leader thought by her or his peers to have outstanding qualities
Awarded to a celebrity who has shown genuine and productive support for her or his chosen charity or charities
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