FIA Awards

FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

The FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising are a key component of Fundraising Institute Australia’s commitment to champion best practice in fundraising.

Each year the awards recognise the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of professional fundraisers, volunteers and organisations. They present the opportunity to celebrate members’ hard work and successes throughout the year.

2020 Awards – Entries are now closed

Thank you to everyone that submitted an entry in the 2020 awards. For information on who has won, please click here.

Fundraising Institute Australia is delighted to launch the 2020 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. These awards provide a platform and opportunity for Australian fundraisers to tell their organisation’s story and to profile and reward their fundraising teams and volunteers through showcasing the impactful work they undertake every day.

For the 2020 Awards, FIA are launching a refreshed program including new categories that provide greater opportunities for you to share your wins, a simplified application process and the opportunity to enter as many categories as you want for FREE.

Why should you enter?

​There are many benefits to entering the awards, including:

  • To celebrate your, and your team’s, hard work and achievements during the year

  • Show your organisation’s leadership and your Board and stakeholders that you excel in fundraising and how your achievements compared with others in the sector

  • The FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising provide a benchmark for excellence. By entering, you can align your organisation’s work with the best in the sector and reward your staff for the creative, impactful and innovative work that they do.

  • Use the application process as a best-practice review of the campaigns you have undertaken over the past year

  • Showcase innovation and best practice to your peers and provide others with an insight on why they would want to work with your organisation

  • Take pride that you, or your organisation, are finalists and/or winners in the most prestigious awards for our sector

Awards 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s what some of the past winner’s had to say: 


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