Intermediate 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.


Attracting Major Gifts
An introduction to how to attract major gifts. This interactive workshop explores the key elements of attracting major gifts: identifying, recognising and connecting with major donors and how to have a ‘major gifts conversation’. Through a series of practical exercises you’ll learn how to tailor your approach to major gifts to your organisation.

Donor Journey Mapping
This one-day course focuses on how fundraisers can develop donor journeys for their organisations. Bringing together the principles of customer journeys, you will cover the theory of customer/donor journeys and how they can be used to drive great fundraising outcomes.

Managing Vulnerability
In this course, you will become familiar with factors that contribute to vulnerability, how to recognise potential vulnerability, and learn a range of best practice approaches to responding to a donor who may be experiencing vulnerability.

Copywriting for Impact
In this course you will learn how to write with clarity and emotion for the benefit of your readers and your mission. 

Digital Fundraising for Donor Retention
Plan retention at the core of your business strategy, transform your relationships with your donors and grow the impact of your mission online.

Strategic Planning for Fundraising 3 Day Course
This practical, hands on masterclass will equip you to create an effective fundraising strategy. The session builds on valuable pre-work with interactive tools, group discussion, case studies, research findings and masses of experience to help you confidently craft the outline of your strategy. 

Major Giving – developing the people and the program
You will learn how to outline and assess the elements of successful major giving and how a program can impact and engage the whole of an organisation

Navigating the FR Regulatory Environment
This course enables fundraisers to meet all regulatory requirements at a state and federal level that are relevant to their organisation’s fundraising activities.