Fundraising Essentials

Course Overview

This course aims to build strong foundations in fundraising excellence. Fundraising Essentials provides you with the basic knowledge and practical tools to help get you started as a fundraiser. Covering key principles in ethical practice, reasons and vehicles for giving, core fundraising models to understand the donor journey and how to build a case for support. This course will bring theory to life with best practice fundraising techniques so you can hit the ground running to make an impact in your fundraising role.

Covers a lot of ground very clearly and concisely. Great for someone who is brand new to the area and wanted to build their confidence – Libby Dorney (Online Fundraising Essentials)

September course registrations have now closed***

Table of prices. The online self-paced format is $235 for members and $290 for non-members. The tutor-led format is $385 for members and $475 for non-members.

Full participation in Fundraising Essentials is applicable for up to 7.5 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Meet the tutors

Frances Cinelli

Francesca has been a member of FIA for over 20 years and has held senior executive roles in a number of not-for-profit organisations including Heart Foundation, Save the Children and Spine Care Foundation.


Bianca Crocker

A Fundraising specialist since 2005, Bianca founded her own consultancy in 2011. She was FIA 2012 Young Fundraiser of the year. 


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