Professional Membership


In the dynamic and evolving world of charitable fundraising, staying connected and continuously learning is essential for professional growth and success. FIA Professional Membership offers great benefits. Building a strong professional network not only expands your knowledge base but also opens doors to collaboration, mentorship, and career advancement opportunities.”

Stephen Mally FFIA CFRE | Director | FundraisingForce

Why Join?

In addition to representing hundreds 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.  It is a sign of credibility, and trust in the eyes of peers, employers, benefactors, donors and other stakeholders.

Many FIA Member organisations understand the value of Professional Membership and cover the costs for their nominated contacts and other key fundraising staff. 

FIA hosts exclusive events for Professional Members to share their challenges, learning and successes to increase the overall impact of their fundraising. 

We also offer the chance to be more involved with FIA 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 (AMFIA, 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. 

Annual fees are as follows:

Professional Membership FeeEmployed by an FIA Organisational MemberEmployed by a non FIA member
Less than two years fundraising experience$175$375
Two years or more fundraising experience$195$490

If you are interested in joining FIA as a Professional Member, please email for further information or to request a call/meeting.