IDPE 2020 Development Awards: Coronavirus update
With the IDPE 2020 Annual Conference postponed and our working lives much changed, we have decided to defer the IDPE 2020 Development Awards until we can all be together again for celebrations of success and innovation in our sector. All those nominations already made this year will be put forward when the process re-opens in due course.

During these unfamiliar and uncertain times, traditional communication is important, but more than ever innovation is leading us to new ways of engagement with our communities, the delivery of day-to-day tasks and our approach to fundraising challenges.

Our virtual regional meetings and online members’ forum are great places to share news
and do please keep posting messages about your ​​​​​​​ fundraising and engagement innovations, the successes you have enjoyed and how the amazing commitment from your senior leadership teams have enabled your schools to realise your plans.

We much look forward to meeting again soon but in the meantime stay safe and stay connected.


Schools’ development teams are transforming the lives of young people every day. The IDPE 2020 Development Awards celebrate the most creative, the most effective and the most impactful work in schools’ development. This is a unique opportunity for the sector to celebrate the success of both individuals and teams working in development.


Why you should support the IDPE 2020 Development Awards

So much amazing work is happening in development offices up and down the country and the impact you are having on the lives of young people needs to be recognised. The IDPE 2020 Development Awards is the only awards ceremony in the UK which focusses on schools and gives us the opportunity to shine and showcase your achievements.​​​​​​​

'(winning an IDPE award has given us)...a sense of shared pride and group success by everyone involved in the project from designers to donors to pupils and staff.  Everyone was thrilled to have been a part of something that was recognised as
'best in class'. 
Previous award winner

Winning an IDPE Development Award gives you the opportunity to....

Gain greater recognition within your school
Increase the credibility of your development office
Recognise individual talent both within your school and across the sector
Inspire other schools raising funds or starting out in schools' fundraising
Celebrate success as a sector and generate positive PR on a much wider scale
Raise awareness of the impact the sector is having on providing outstanding educational opportunities

‘Every day, Blackbaud’s clients achieve unmatched impact as they advance their missions. With so much amazing work happening in development offices up and down the country, we wanted to support the IDPE 2020 Development Awards to celebrate the impact development professionals are having, on the lives of young people across the UK.’  IDPE 2020 Development Awards headline sponsor Blackbaud

The categories
It is important that nominees have been recognised by their peers and the sector and we are asking you to tell us about individuals or campaigns that have impressed you in the following categories:


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