Perpetual investing in the future of fundraising providing sector capacity-building scholarships.

Media Release                                                                               11 July 2023

Today FIA announced a funding boost from Perpetual to build capacity and capability in the fundraising sector through eight scholarships for FIA’s Certificate and Diploma Courses in Professional Fundraising.

Fundraising in Australia contributes $13.4 billion and is critical to the mission of thousands of charities and nonprofits in delivering their mission. The scholarships provided by Perpetual will assist fundraising professionals to advance their skills and knowledge to continue to make a greater impact in fulfilling the missions of the causes for which they so passionately work.

‘We’re seeing great fundraisers leave the for-purpose sector due to limited resources to invest in their development and skills’, says Jane Magor, National Manager – Philanthropy & Non-Profit Service at Perpetual.

‘We manage one of the largest open grant rounds in Australia – so we want to ensure we’re investing in the capacity of fundraisers who are the connectors between great organisations and our philanthropy clients”, Jane explains. “Perpetual is committed to investing in capability building in the sector, to ensure a positive impact and sustainable future – this partnership will help fulfil this commitment.”

FIA CEO Katherine Raskob said, “We’re excited by the opportunity to partner with Perpetual to assist in building important capacity and capability in the charitable fundraising sector. This initiative will enable increased capacity of organisations in their fundraising and lands at precisely the time when it’s needed most. Investment in fundraising is investment in the sustainability and efficacy of charitable organisations in Australia”.

Applications for the Perpetual scholarships open 10 July and close 11 August. For more information, click here.

About Fundraising Institute Australia

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) is the peak body for the $12billion charitable fundraising sector. Members include non-profit organisations of all sizes as well as suppliers to the sector. There are over 715 organisations and 7300 fundraisers represented.

FIA advocates for fundraisers and the fundraising profession, administers a self-regulatory Code, educates practitioners, and creates forums for knowledge exchange and networking.  

About Perpetual

Perpetual is one of Australia’s largest managers of philanthropic funds, with $3.5 billion in funds under advice for charitable trusts and endowment funds (as at 30 June 2022). Perpetual is trustee for over 1000 charitable trusts and endowments and provides individuals and families with advice on establishing charitable foundations and structured

giving programs. Each year Perpetual distributes more than $100 million to community organisations on behalf of its clients. Perpetual also assists charities and not-for-profit organisations with investment advice and management.

For more information:

Sally Shepherd

Executive Manager Marketing & Membership

Fundraising Institute Australia