Pursuant Chosen as a Six-Time Winner in the 2013 International Davey Awards

DALLAS, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant, a full-service comprehensive fundraising and communications consulting firm, was notified that it's being honored as a recipient of six Davey Awards.

"This year's Davey Award winners truly represent the best small firms worldwide. The work entered into this year's competition embodies a smart, tactful approach to creativity and highlights the capabilities and forward-thinking mindset that makes small agencies so unique," noted Linda Day, executive director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), the body which judges and oversees the Davey Awards.

Monty Woolridge, Pursuant's creative director, shared: "Winning awards isn't so much a goal for us as it is a great confirmation of the collaborative work we do with our clients. Our top priority is always to drive significant results for our clients, and we have found that great creative execution based on sound, data-driven strategy is a winning combination for their fundraising campaigns. A Davey Award is especially meaningful because it recognizes outstanding work done with limited budgets that are common among small shops. David defeated the mighty Goliath with a big idea and a little rock. That is the sort of thing we do every day. The Davey Awards recognize the achievements of 'Creative Davids.'"

Of course, creativity is a lot easier to come by when you're partnering with an organization that has a great legacy and mission. The University of Miami approached Pursuant with the ultimate desire of improving every student-athlete's experience through effective fundraising initiatives. Pursuant Sports developed an online fundraising campaign utilizing the theme "Building Champions," as featured in one of Pursuant's award-winning videos.

"'Building Champions' is a comprehensive membership campaign that links Miami's national championship tradition to the effect our donors will have in bringing that legacy back to Miami," said Jesse Marks, associate athletic director for development at UM. "With our national brand and Pursuant Sports' specialty in creating the video production and synergy around the campaign, we were able to hit well over 2,600 new members in our program and generate significant new donation revenue directly benefitting UM student-athletes."

Out of nearly 4,000 entries from across the United States and around the world, the following are Pursuant's award-winning pieces for 2013:

  1. 2013 Gold Award: Pursuant "Why" – Film and Video – Copywriting
  2. 2013 Silver Award: Pursuant "Why" – Sales Folder – Corporate Identity
  3. 2013 Silver Award: Pursuant "Why" – Film and Video
  4. 2013 Silver Award: PMIEF Stories Video – Online Film and Video
  5. 2013 Silver Award: Smithsonian National Zoo – Online Film and Video
  6. 2013 Silver Award: Membership Campaign Video: University of Miami – Online Film and Video

We invite you to visit www.pursuant.com/about-us/awards to view these Davey-winning videos and learn more about the amazing organizations Pursuant serves.

Pursuant is a fundraising consultancy serving the world's leading nonprofit organizations. We partner with educational institutions, athletic organizations, hospitals and ministries to impact lives through innovative strategies that grow and sustain revenue.

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