Nurturing a Culture of Fundraising 

Course Overview

Helping fundraising leaders to master cultural influence, so they can convert a disabling culture into one where their strategic choices and team members thrive.

Strategy is important. But a powerful and empowering culture is a surer pathway to success. This session will provide senior fundraisers with insights into navigating their team or department through the complexities of modern not-for-profit organisations so that their work becomes more effective, and their job more satisfying.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

– develop a clear understanding of the importance of addressing the phenomena of organisational culture that inhibit fundraising. 

– gain an appreciation of the techniques that work to diagnose, expose and address issues.

– secure confidence on what priorities for change management should be.

What the session won’t cover

Problem-solving issues that run so deep that they require consultative support and/or lengthier coaching.

Targeted skills

– Influence

– Leadership

– Resilience

Who should attend this course

Fundraising Directors or those wishing to enter into that level within the next 12 months.

Key topics

– Examples of when it becomes evident that an organisation’s culture is not supportive of fundraising.

– Stories that reveal that whilst many of these may seem outside of a fundraiser’s control – they can be influenced.

– A framework for identifying the type of cultural barriers at play.

– Practical tips for how to overcome those barriers to develop a culture that is more supportive of good fundraising.

Below, you will find instructions for the FIA Learning Hub & course information for 2024.

Before registering anyone for the course, you must ask the person to set up a Log In or Sign Up in the FIA Learning Hub. Instructions are below.

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30 October 2024
9.00am – 5.00pm AEDT
Online – Facilitated

Member $520
Non member $675

Before registering anyone for the course, you must ask the person to set up a Log In or Sign Up in the FIA Learning Hub. Instructions are above.

FIA Code
This course relates to key aspects of the FIA Code of Conduct.

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

Meet the presenter

John Burns FFIA

For over two decades John has been leading fundraising teams at Amnesty International Australia, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, Bush Heritage Australia and most recently Plan International Australia. At each organisation he has successfully built sustainable income growth across multiple streams of income. He has a breadth of experience mentoring fundraising managers to become leaders, and convincing Boards to empower their organisations to test, learn and optimise their strategies.  John is a recognisable leader and contributor to many cross-sector collaborations including Emergency Action Alliance, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association and The Benchmarking Project.

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