WSPA’s Animal Protector network has been recognised with yet another influential industry award – this time winning a best fundraising award at the Third Sector Excellence Awards, held in London on 27 September. This follows the award for Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign at the Institute of Fundraising Awards earlier this year.
Animal Protector is WSPA’s network for supporters who protect animals around the world by making a regular, committed gift to WSPA.
WSPA’s Animal Protector stood up against tough competition from three major charities in the category.
Vicky Browning, chief executive of CharityComms and a judge of the category, said: "It's impressive to find a single, simple idea that will work so well globally.”
Rosie Chinchen, WSPA UK’s Director of Fundraising said: “I am thrilled that WSPA has won further recognition from this important award – and that supporters who make a regular gift to WSPA are part of a now double-award-winning Animal Protector network."
About Animal Protector
Animal Protector recognises the pivotal role that regular supporters play in helping us to protect animals around the world from cruelty and suffering. Over 70,000 people in the UK give on a regular and committed basis to WSPA, raising just over five million pounds last year.
Without this reliable support, WSPA simply couldn’t plan and carry out long-term initiatives such as our campaign to stop bear bile farming and our campaigns to protect dairy cows from the threats posed by factory-style mega-dairies.
Rosie said: “We developed Animal Protector because we wanted to make sure that those wonderful people who make our work possible by their committed, regular gifts, got to hear and see just what impact they have on animals’ lives. Through their personalised Animal Protector website, these supporters are brought closer to the animals they are helping to protect and the projects they are helping to fund, as well as being able to manage their giving to WSPA."
Become an Animal Protector with WSPA today
If you don’t already make a regular, committed gift to WSPA, you can set up a direct debit today, either online or by calling our Supporter Services team on 0800 197 0700 (during 9am-5pm). We’ll then send you a welcome pack with an invitation to log on to the Animal Protector site.
Get more by being an Animal Protector
On a personalised website you can:
• Meet some of the animals you are helping to protect
• Hear from our local partners working on the ground to help animals in need
• Watch videos and slideshows of our work
• Create your own profile and share information with other Animal Protectors
• Manage your regular gift to WSPA
• Choose a free gift – a unique card holder or handy trolley coin key ring
But Animal Protector is not just for those with access to the internet; we will send at least three updates a year through the post for people who don’t log on to the Animal Protector site.