Types of Individual Membership

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 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.

To apply for Executive Membership please fill out the form here and send it, along with a copy of your CV, to members@fia.org.au.

Fellow Member (FFIA)

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.