Short Courses – Copywriting Essentials

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Copywriting Essentials

Multiple1 DayIntermediate
Available nationally Online

Course Overview

Copywriting Essentials is tailored for fundraisers who want to improve their writing skills and connect with their audience on a personal level. We will help you prepare compelling communications for engaging, inspiring and motivating your donors. This course will give you hands-on experience so you can craft copy specifically for breakthrough fundraising.

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Course dates
Online20 May 2020Registrations have closed
Online9 July 2020Registrations have closed
Professional member$490
Staff of organisational member$510

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Meet the presenter

Frank Chamberlin
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Frank Chamberlin has been running his own very successful business as a freelance copywriter for more than 20 years. He has prepared copy for countless not for profit organisations around Australia. What he has not done in copywriting, is not worth bothering about. He has been presenting this “Copywriting Essentials” course for FIA for more than seven years and participants are always happy with the practical guidance they receive.


“At Birdlife Australia we have engaged Frank Chamberlin from to write fundraising appeals for us and we are very happy with the results. So far, every one of them has exceeded our budget expectations. Frank really knows what he is doing in fundraising copy and our results prove it.”
Paul Evans | Head of Fundraising, BirdLife Australia

Full participation in Copywriting Essentials is applicable for up to 6 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.