Core Education – Fundraising Essentials

Due to the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19 in Australia, Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of our course participants, tutors, members and staff. FIA will postpone all FIA face-to-face courses effective from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice. We will endeavour to reschedule these courses for later in the year or work to provide online learning options where appropriate. FIA will continue to update course registrants and prospective students regularly. Please contact with any queries or if your course has been affected. Online learning is available for this course.

Fundraising Essentials

Multiple1 DayEntry
All statesFace-to-face or online

Course Overview

This course aims to build strong foundations in fundraising excellence. Fundraising Essentials provides you with the basic knowledge and practical tools to help get you started as a fundraiser. Covering key principles in ethical practice, reasons and vehicles for giving, core fundraising models to understand the donor journey and how to build a case for support. This course will bring theory to life with best practice fundraising techniques so you can hit the ground running to make an impact in your fundraising role.

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Course dates
OnlineAvailable to start any time
Sydney11 November
Adelaide11 November
Brisbane11 November
Melbourne11 November
Perth 11 November
Canberra21 July
Hobart21 July
Prices Face-to-face Online
Professional Member $195 $160
Staff of organisational member$195 $160
Non-member$255 $220

Full participation in Fundraising Essentials is applicable for up to 7.5 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Meet the tutors

Frances Cinelli

Francesca has been a member of FIA for over 20 years and has held senior executive roles in a number of not-for-profit organisations including Heart Foundation, Save the Children and Spine Care Foundation.


Bianca Crocker

A Fundraising specialist since 2005, Bianca founded her own consultancy in 2011. She was FIA 2012 Young Fundraiser of the year. 


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