Associate Member (AMFIA)
Clause 16 of the FIA Constitution
Associate membership is for individuals who have less than two years fundraising experience. This membership signifies the start of your fundraising career, providing you with membership at a reduced price, whilst allowing you to receive the same benefits as our regular membership.
Regular Member (MFIA)
Clause 17 of the FIA Constitution
Regular membership is for individuals who have more than two years fundraising experience.
Executive Member (EMFIA)
Clause 18 of the FIA Constitution
Executive membership is open to regular Members of FIA, subject to the approval of the CEO.
The purpose is to recognise Members who are not fellows but have a substantial record of membership with FIA and enhance the perception of fundraising as a career.
Executive Membership shall be open to regular members:
- who have at least 5 years experience working in the fundraising sector
- who have been a Professional Member of FIA for the last 5 years
Executive Members (EMFIA) are required to provide evidence of a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing professional development activities annually.
Clause 19 of the FIA Constitution
Election as a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute Australia is a professional honour that is awarded following intense review and reflection by one’s peers.
To be eligible for election as a Fellow, an FIA member must meet the requirement of a fellow as detailed in clause 19 of the FIA constitution:
|(a)||A Fellow of the Company shall be a Regular Member elected as a Fellow at a general meeting of the Company and who continues to pay membership fees. The designation of Fellow shall be recommended by the Board only in respect of a person who has had not less than ten years’ experience in the fundraising profession and who in the opinion of the Board has rendered distinguished service in or to the profession including in or to Fundraising Institute Australia. If the number of Fellows at any time equals or exceeds the number which is ten per cent of the total number of Regular Members no additional Fellows shall be elected until the number of existing Fellows is less than the number which is ten per cent of the total number of Regular Members.|
|(b)||A nomination of a Member for election as a Fellow shall be in a form prescribed by the Board. The Board of Directors may establish a Fellows Nominating Committee to assist the Board to develop a procedure for the evaluation of nominations and the decision whether or not to recommend such nominee for designation as a Fellow by election shall be made at the next Board meeting.|
Fellow or Member Emeritus FFIA (Emeritus) or MFIA (Emeritus)
Clause 20 of the Constitution
A Fellow Emeritus or Member Emeritus shall be a former Regular Member or Fellow or Executive Member of the Company who has retired after long and active participation in fundraising and who at the discretion of the Board has been so designated in recognition of esteemed membership of the Company. A Fellow Emeritus or Member Emeritus as such has no voting rights nor shall be part of a quorum.
A nomination of a person for election as a Fellow Emeritus or Member Emeritus shall be in a form prescribed by the Board. Upon receipt of any such nomination the Secretary shall forward a copy of the nomination to each member of the Board and the decision whether or not to recommend such nominee for designation as a Fellow Emeritus or Member Emeritus by election shall be made at the next Board meeting.
A Member Emeritus who at the time of gaining that status is a Fellow of the Company shall continue to be designated a Fellow of the Company.
A Member Emeritus/Fellow Emeritus shall have no obligation to pay annual Subscriptions.
Honorary Member MFIA (Hon)
Clause 21 of the Constitution
The Board may from time to time elect to Honorary Membership individuals not otherwise qualified for membership of the Company. Honorary Membership shall be granted only to an individual who in the opinion of the Board has made a notable contribution to the fundraising profession or whose election to Honorary Membership shall be deemed by the Board to be beneficial to the Company. An Honorary Member shall have no voting rights nor any obligation to pay annual Subscriptions. He or she shall be entitled to notice of all general meetings of the Company but shall not be part of a quorum.