FIA Research Centre


As the peak body representing professional fundraising in Australia, FIA is committed to supporting its members and the broader sector, particularly during the challenges resulting from recent environmental disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with More Strategic, Australia’s leading fundraising, research and experience management consultancy, we are delighted that we can provide access to the latest research reports and webinars. These resources are free of charge as part of FIA’s support to the sector and our remit to advance professional fundraising and best-practice in Australia.


Cybersecurity: The state of Australian Websites 2022

Charity Reptrak – The RepTrak Company 2021

FIA partnered with Dūcere Global Business School to undertake research into the risks of early adoption of blockchain and cryptocurrency in fundraising. Head over to the FIA member portal to read the full report and white paper to learn about whether adopting digital currencies are what your organisation needs to succeed.

Watch the webinar here.

We know that trust in charities in general is important to us all – so how have the bushfires and the pandemic influenced trust and confidence in Australian charities?

More Strategic have been tracking trust in Australian charities for more than seven years and have compared it with similar measures in nine other countries. Their latest survey was run in September and looked specifically at this question.

Watch the webinar here.

The latest research report on Public Attitudes to Fundraising webinar covers what the consumers are saying about their plans to give, the impact of COVID-19 on their giving and hear comparisons of how this has changed since we undertook similar research in January 2020 during the Australian bushfire disaster. Understand supporter expectations and how you can engage your audiences.

Undertaken in July and August 2020, this research sought to understand how the fundraising community has felt about the current environment and their views on the future compared to the results of the previous report in March 2020. 

This report covers the impacts of the Coronavirus across different channels of fundraising including events, direct marketing, corporate partnerships, regular giving, major giving, trusts and foundations and gifts in Wills.

This report provides insights from research that was conducted to provide clarity for Australian charities on the impact of the major bushfire emergency relief fundraising. The report also provides guidance on the way forward for charities with their regular fundraising activity now and into the future.