Entry Level Short Courses

Whether you are new to the fundraising sector or want to expand your existing skills, FIA has several short courses and seminars covering a variety of topics to help enhance your skillset and improve your confidence as a professional fundraiser.


Fundraising Essentials (also available online)
Fundraising Essentials provides you with the basic knowledge and practical tools to help get you started as a best-practice fundraiser. 

Gifts in Wills Essentials (only available online)
Gifts in Wills Essentials equips you with the tools to get started with an effective Gifts in Wills fundraising program that can provide your organisation with a long-term financial future.

Digital Fundraising: Acquisition, Retention and Conversion
This course is designed to provide you with practical tools and techniques that can be applied immediately across a range of online channels.

Understanding the Video Production Process for Fundraising
During this comprehensive half-day course, you will delve into the various stages and processes involved in both video and animation production for NFP marketing.

Optimising Fundraising Video Communication and Marketing
The aim of this course is to develop your knowledge and understanding of video marketing strategy and give you the tools to develop your organisation’s own video strategy.

Making a Video Project Using a Smartphone
This is a practical hands-on workshop to create smartphone footage for short, simple videos with clear messaging.

Major Gifts Fundraising: Navigating the challenges of COVID-19 & beyond (webinar)
During this webinar we will explore the shift in US major gift fundraising and how these unchartered waters have been navigated to uncover successful funding strategies that work in today’s ‘new normal’.

Prospect Research – Who Needs It? (webinar)
Through a broad overview, this presentation will tell you why you need a focused prospect research function to help your organisation use its time most effectively, cultivate the supporter relationships respectfully, and of course, raise money more successfully.