Professional Membership


I’m a professional fundraiser and proud of it! I’ve been an individual member of FIA for over 15 years. It is really important to me as a professional fundraiser that I am recognised as such, and belonging to FIA gives me current knowledge on best-practice ethical fundraising methods and the FIA Code. I believe it is also helpful that the donors I interact with have the confidence of knowing I belong to a national peak-body with a solid international reputation.

Victoria Bonsey MFIA | Philanthropy Manager – National Lead |  Australian Cancer Research Foundation


Why Join?

Fundraising Institute Australia supports professional fundraisers to be successful. We provide sector standards and guidance including professional development to achieve ethical best-practice fundraising. Being part of the FIA community allows for connection and sharing of knowledge and skills that support you at every stage of your career. 

FIA membership saves you precious time and money with access to professional fundraising tools, knowledge and resources, plus you will be part of a supportive community of fellow change-makers who inspire charitable giving.

How FIA Membership helps your success as a fundraiser:


  • Free access to Practice Notes and Code updates that promote standards to protect fundraising
  • Free access to our FIA Code training for new Professional Members. To access the FIA Code Course for free please contact the member’s team at
  • The latest information on regulatory issues and an opportunity to work with the peak body to influence changes in your area of expertise


  • Use of the FIA Professional Member Logo and professional Member suffix (MFIA, FFIA, EMFIA) as a mark of credibility and confidence representing your professional identity
  • Your name, organisation and email will be acknowledged on FIA’s website so you are recognised as a Professional Member.  You do have the option to opt out of this listing should you wish.
  • Eligibility to participate in the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising
  • FIA’s proactive public relations and advocacy on your behalf to promote ethics and best practice in fundraising

Professional Development

  • Important updates and information through our regular Member bulletins, policy & regulatory updates
  • Member only offers, events, webinars, research, white papers, tools and templates
  • Reduced rates for professional development and networking opportunities
  • 20% discount on CFRE qualification
  • Expert help and advice on fundraising issues saving time and money
  • Participation in the FIA national mentoring program
  • Exclusive access to the FIA online Member portal providing valuable resources, white papers, templates, reports and other helpful fundraising tools
  • Connections to the fundraising community to share knowledge, skills and experience

What is the investment?

FIA Professional Members have exclusive use of the Member suffix to show their commitment to  professional fundraising. Further, professional membership fees are significantly less for fundraisers employed by an FIA organisational Member. 

Membership runs annually from 1 July – 30 June. FIA contacts all active members to confirm membership renewal each year. 

Annual fees are as follows:

To become a Professional Member please contact us at or phone on 1300 889 670.