Third Sector New Generation Fundraiser Awards

On the evening of 22nd May, 10 of the brightest new talents in fundraising convened as winners of the Third Sector magazine New Generation Fundraiser awards, and among them was our Director of Design and Development, Navjeet Sira.

Third Sector like to shine a spotlight on the emerging talent in the sector and in its third year this award recognises the very best up-and-coming professional fundraisers, highlighting their outstanding efforts and achievements. The winners were selected by an expert panel of judges who chose individuals that have the potential to become the great fundraisers and leaders of the fundraising profession in the next decade.

Andy Hillier, editor of Third Sector, said: “I’m constantly amazed by the energy and enthusiasm of the emerging generation of fundraisers. They’re brimming with fresh ideas about how to reach donors and raise money in an increasingly complex fundraising environment. In these uncertain times, it’s good to know that the future of fundraising is in the hands of this inspiring group of people, who have shown they are prepared to rise to the challenge of generating new ideas and forging a new path for the sector.”

Navjeet says she’s ‘humbled and delighted’ to be amongst the 10 winners as the judges described her work as ‘tenacious’ and ‘creative’. Nav was recognised for developing the charity’s consultancy, including a capacity-building project with the Tennis Foundation, which was subsequently awarded £1.4m by Sport England, creative commitment to trusts and foundations and working with celebrity clients such as Bryan Habana and Chris Gayle. Andy Sellins, our chief executive, says Navjeet has been a revelation who never fails to deliver.

All of us at The Change Foundation are very proud of Navjeet for this accolade and gaining richly deserved recognition for her work. See the full list of winners on the night.

Get in touch with Navjeet to discuss how The Change Foundation can help capacity build your organisation through our consultancy.