Conference 2019 Presentations

Interested in particular session details? Here’s what we had to offer at ‘Your Time is Now!, FIA’s 42nd Fundraising Conference, Melbourne 2019.

Thursday 28 February 2019

8.00 - 9.00am

Gifts in Wills: The magic of legaciesAlan Clayton
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Community & Event: Knock knock. Who's there? 50 000 volunteers!Andrew Hill MFIA
Estelle McGuigan
Jess Lucas
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Individual Giving: Bangin’ beats or the sound of silence? How fundraiser training can inspire your F2F and phone teams…or send them off to sleep!Adam Watson MFIA
Paul Tavatgis MFIA
Jenny Kearney
Mark Anscombe
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Partnerships: The time is now! How to put more money in your mission and more mission in your partner’s money.Abby Clemence MFIA
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Philanthropy: Initiating, building and restoring major gift relationshipsEarle Johnston MFIA CFRE
Grant Hooper
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The Bigger Picture: Taking care of frontline teams Deli Baker

Digital Trends & Innovation: Online zero to hero: digital transformation for small to medium sized organisationsBen Littlejohn MFIA
Tim Sadler MFIA
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9.10 - 10.10am
Gifts in Wills: Reinventing an established gift in wills programSally Biles
Leila Davis MFIA
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Community & Event: The turnaround - how the CEO Sleep Out reversed their fundraising decline Catherine Braybon
Marcus Blease FFIA
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Individual Giving: The speedy guide to mid-value nirvana: AND a quick boost to YOUR Tax Campaign…Sean Triner

Partnerships: Creating value through partnershipsAndrew Sabatino MFIA
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Philanthropy: Sustainable major gift relationship development during a world of transitionCarl Young CFRE
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The Bigger Picture: Be Bold! Building philanthropic culture and literacy in your organisationAndrea McManus

Digital Trends & Innovation: An undeniable force - how to embrace and harness the potential of social media to power your organisational objectives and drive change in today's worldElana Harari
Lachlan Dale
Samara Gentle
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10.50 - 11.50am
Gifts in Wills: Legacy giving and the digital frontierMelanie Verges MFIA
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Community & Event: Growing a grassroots peer-to-peer campaign in a small organisation (Case Study: Do it in a Dress)Jez Hunghanfoo
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Individual Giving: We can do better than two appeals a year!Dan Geaves MFIA
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Partnerships: Corporate partnerships support - in-house, out-source or maybe both?Alex Struthers MFIA
Abby Clemence MFIA
Sacha Koltun MFIA
Karen Laws
Eddie Skelic





Philanthropy: Crisis fundraising: using relationships to secure major gifts under the most difficult fundraising circumstancesDan Kneipp MFIA
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The Bigger Picture: Managing the reputation of not for profits in the 21st CenturyClare Gleghorn
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Digital Trends & Innovation: Becoming agile - being ready to leverage key moments for organisational growthEddie O'Loughlin
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12.00 - 1.00pm
Gifts in Wills: Lessons from overseas: Applying international insights to gifts in wills fundraisingProfessor Russell James
Helen Merrick MFIA
Vicki Rasmussen FFIA CFRE
Nadia Aden
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Community & Event: Building something special, from nothingAlan White MFIA CFRE
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Individual Giving: It’s about the journey…not the productLouise Bonomi
Scott Nicholson MFIA
Tom Duggan CFRE
Yani Ferdinandus
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Partnerships: Collaborative Corporate PartnershipsAmelia Hart

Philanthropy: Major donors only give to universities?! What should the rest of us do?Micah Demmert
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The Bigger Picture: Innovation: Adding method to the madnessMarlene Cirillo
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Digital Trends & Innovation: Artificial Intelligence, chatbots & the intersection between fundraising, support and automation: where does artificial end and intelligence begin?Michael Turnley
Brendan Scott
Nyah Fouad
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Friday 1 March 2019

8.30 - 9.15am
Big Room Sessions: You can’t say that about me! – How should we respect our beneficiaries in our communications?Luke Edwards MFIA
Shannon Fleming MFIA
Jan Chisolm MFIA
Mide Akerewusi
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Big Room Sessions: Doing more than just ticking the box – How do we become more diverse and inclusive in practice?Gavin Coopey FFIA
Bisi Alimi
Shannan Dodson
Donna Purcell




9.25 - 10.25am
Gifts in Wills: Communication and conversations that inspire existing gifts in wills supporters to become confirmedHeather Stott

Community & Event: Movember – Changing the face of fundraisingGavan Duffy
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Inidivual Giving: Driving response from the middleFiona McPhee

Partnerships: Professional Identity - The role of a corporate partnership manager in a charityKaren Laws
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Philanthropy: Disruption is reshaping funding models for not-for-profit organisations: What does it mean for you as a fundraiser?Christopher Thorn AM
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The Bigger Picture: Get real – the ratios that matter for realistic growthMartin Paul FFIA
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Digital Trends & Innovation: Getting to the heart of giving: how cutting-edge technology and biometric testing can be used to understand your donors better and deliver truly donor centric experiencesKaren Armstrong FFIA CFRE
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11.00 - 12.00pm
Gifts in Wills: Everything that research can tell us about gifts in wills fundraisingProfessor Adrian Sargeant

Community & Event: The comeback story – revitalising a declining event (Case Study: MS Gong Ride)Tamsin Loy
Luke Edwards MFIA
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Individual Giving: New tools in the telemarketing toolbox Ashley Rose MFIA
Georgina Murray
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Partnerships: One industry... one causeLeigh Cleave FFIA CFRE
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Philanthropy: Impact investing: threat or opportunity?Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE
Christopher Thorn AM
Jackie Coates



The Bigger Picture: A multi-charity fundraising co-operative. It can be done!Allan Godfrey FFIA
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Digital Trends & Innovation: Reducing the five-year lag - How Disney, design, and self-help solve customer serviceEva Ross

12.10 - 1.10pm
Gifts in Wills: Protecting the future value of your gifts in wills programRoewen Wishart FFIA CFRE
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Community & Event: The March Charge – Digital Acquisition + multi-channel supporter journey = fundraising successHelen van Nooten
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Individual Giving: Defining the inspirational ask: a process and the lessons for nailing your fundraising propositionAlice Anwar
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Partnerships: Making partnerships work for the smaller charity - partnerships that careSusie Greig-Rouffignac
Sandy Cameron


Philanthropy: How to adapt your fundraising to connect with donors in this age of disruptionAndrea McManus
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The Bigger Picture: The ever-changing political landscape – the challenges and opportunities for the sectorNigel Harris FFIA CFRE
Mat Tinkler
Nick Martin



Digital Trends & Innovation: Wellways tries new ways – how taking a risk with social media raised profile and funds Fiona Gillen MFIA
Ross Howe MFIA
Curtis Moore



2.30 - 3.30pm
Gifts in Wills: Talking law – legal issues for gifts in wills fundraisersRoss Anderson MFIA
Lachlan McKenzie
Martin Williams
Bethan Hazell
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Community & Event: The future of P2P fundraising in AustraliaLuke Edwards MFIA
Marcus Blease FFIA
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Individual Giving: 40 first impressions - reviewing Australia’s top charities as a first-time donorPaul Bailey MFIA CFRE
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Partnerships: How peer-to-peer fundraising can build a more Impactful charity-corporate partnershipJustine Curtis MFIA
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Philanthropy: Relationship Fundraising 3.0: using philanthropic psychology to enhance donor wellbeing and double giving snapshot.Professor Adrian Sargeant
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The Bigger Picture: Giving with friends - Facebook & PayPal Giving FundAlisha Elliott
Elaine Herlihy
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Digital Trends & Innovation: What we can learn from cats? The power of digital film to increase fundraising results and engage supportersNicola Long
Kristy Blake MFIA
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