Mentoring Program

All FIA members are welcome to participate in our Mentoring Program.

The program is suitable both for senior industry practitioners and those new to the fundraising profession.

The goal of the program is for the mentor to share their wealth of professional knowledge and life experiences with members new to fundraising, regardless of age, and provide valuable insights, advice and guidance in relation to the mentee’s work and career.

The duration of the mentoring arrangement is left entirely up to the participants, but the timing is usually at least six months. It is a flexible arrangement which fits in with the busy schedules of both the mentor and mentee.

Guidelines are provided so that members know what to expect and evaluations are undertaken upon completion of the program. The program is free to all FIA members.


“As a fairly young and new member in the fundraising sector, the FIA mentor program has been a great opportunity to build my knowledge, connections and confidence. My mentor brought a wealth of fundraising experience to the table and was very generous in sharing resources. I would recommend the mentor program to anyone looking to develop their expertise, or would benefit from discussions with someone who understands the fundraising environment.”

Lauren Allnutt, Monash Health Foundation

Getting Involved

If you are a current FIA member and are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please download the relevant form and return to FIA with a current copy of your resume.

Program Feedback

If you have participated in the program and would like to leave feedback, please click on the relevant links below to complete an anonymous survey:



Please note that by submitting an application you are not guaranteed placement in the mentor program – FIA cannot ensure the availability of a suitable mentor or mentee.