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?

In addition to representing most of Australia’s charitable organisations, FIA also supports individual fundraisers through our Professional Membership. This allows the fundraiser to proudly use a Member suffix acknowledging their personal commitment to best-practice fundraising.  This is greatly valued as it shows the fundraiser takes their obligation to operate ethically very seriously.  It is a sign of credibility, and trust in the eyes of peers, employers, benefactors, donors and other stakeholders.

Many organisations understand the value of Professional Membership and take this level of membership for their nominated contacts and other key fundraising staff. Acknowledging this, FIA wanted to incentivise organisations and their staff to take this extra level of commitment to the sector so we greatly reducing the annual fee for all staff of member organisations.

FIA has also implemented exclusive events for Professional Members to share their challenges, learning and successes to increase the overall impact of their fundraising.  In addition we offer more involvement with the peak body by way of joining the state committees who convene professional development and networking events each year.  Being part of the FIA Professional Membership community allows for connection and sharing of knowledge giving members an extra level of support.

How FIA Membership helps your success as a fundraiser:


  • Free access to Practice Notes and Code updates that promote standards to protect fundraising
  • 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 (AFIA, MFIA, FFIA, EMFIA, Emeritus) 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. 

NB. Right now you can take Professional Membership with your conference registration and save!  Click here to access the conference website.

Annual fees are as follows:

To renew your Professional Membership please click here.