Proud winner of the 2013 Technology4Good Award for Digital Giving

The award, sponsored by NFPtweetup, recognises people or organisations that use computers and the Internet in inspiring ways to generate support for charitable causes, whether through fundraising or other help in kind.’ Fundraising UK

The winners of the Technology4Good Awards 2013 were announced by Mariella Frostrup at a dazzling Awards Ceremony in London on 4 July. Organised by Abilitynet and BT and supported by a host of business and not for profit partners, the awards celebrate the countless opportunities that technology and the internet offer today.

The Big Give beat tough competition from other finalists Payroll Giving and Healthy and was recognised for the Christmas Challenge campaign that last year raised over £10 million. Helen Cable, Managing Director of the Big Give, said ‘We are delighted to receive this award in recognition of our Christmas Challenge campaign – the stunning trophy has taken pride of place in our office.’

Aside from our award, and a very innovative public vote involving glow sticks, the highlight of the day was an inspirational speech made by Dame Steve Shirley who shared her remarkable life story as an IT pioneer and one of the UK’s most generous philanthropists. Dame Steve Shirley received the Judge’s Special Award for her lifetime commitment to philanthropy and growth of technology.

Other winners included Code Club who teach primary school children the art of computer programming, Self Help Services that uses innovative IT solutions to help people with mental health issues and The Prospects Trust at Snakehall Farm for using social media to grow their charity online. There were some inspirational individuals and wonderful organisations among all the finalists. The Big Give was also in the top 5 charities nominated for the Technology4Good People’s Award – thank you to everyone who voted for us.

The Big Give team had a wonderful afternoon and we were delighted to come away with an award. All the winners were very inspiring and further confirmed that technology, in all its many forms, is a real force for good which is providing fantastic opportunities for both charities and donors.