It started with you …. FIA Conference 2020 and the National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

Over a jam-packed three days at the end of February, the Australian fundraising community came together to share, inspire and learn. Our 7 streams of content allowed our delegates to learn the how-to’s, innovation, building trust and accountability, practical skills and much more – a huge thanks to our Program Chair, Alice Anwar MFIA, and our Program Committee feedback on the sessions and speakers has been overwhelming positive.

None of this is possible without our Conference sponsors and exhibitors. Thank you to our Conference Partner, Marlin, and principal sponsors, Blackbaud and IVE, and everyone else who supported this amazing event. Congratulations to our Best Stand winners – IVE (delegate’s choice) and Marlin (judge’s choice).

Thursday night we welcomed 503 people to celebrate our FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising, supported by Precision Fundraising and Mondial Telephone Fundraising. Interested to know who won? Click here to find out who are the best of the best.

Friday morning marked the return of our popular Mythsmashers event, with Lauren McDermott from Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research taking out this year’s crown. Added to the program this year is the internationally renowned SOFII’s I Wish I’d Thought Of That– with Lifeline Australia’s Rochelle Nolan taking out the top honour.

So, with another year over, we look forward to seeing everyone in Melbourne from 24-26 February 2021!