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Fundraisers now have a wide selection of state events to attend via Zoom that offer insights and expertise on an array of relevant fundraising subjects!

6-7 August

Registrations for the 2020 FIA SA Fundraising VIRTUAL Showcase are now open!

Sign up and be inspired as we pivot our fundraising activities to approach our work in a post-COVID world.

Presented online, the 2020 edition will take on a different format from previous years, designed to provide a deep dive into four of the current most crucial areas of fundraising. Covering virtual events, data analysis and modelling, gifts in Wills, and two-step digital campaigns, this virtual event will be open to fundraisers nationally for the first time.

Lisa Messenger from Collective Hub will provide a passionate and motivating keynote, that will dare you to disrupt the sector, think outside the box and prepare you to own your future path.

Date: Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August

For details on the program, session timing and pricing, visit our dedicated Showcase website here.

The 2020 FIA SA Fundraising Showcase is supported by

Leading Yourself and Your Team

Knowing yourself, trusting yourself and being yourself – these are the three critical elements of leadership.

In this session, led by acclaimed executive coach Kim Lancer, we’ll explore how authenticity, self awareness and courage present themselves in the way you guide yourself and your team through personal and professional life.

During her career, Kim has inspired leaders to drive performance through purpose-based leadership, mindset and behavioral change. She has increased capability for 1000’s of executives in Fortune 100 companies across the US, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, and is passionate about women’s leadership and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2020
Time: 10.00 am to 11.00 am WA/12.00 pm to 1.00 pm AEST

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

This session is sponsored by

Donor Stewardship

How do you create a loyal donor? What do you need to do – and not do – to ensure they’ll keep giving?

Stewarding donors, caring for donors and managing donors is crucial for donor retention. But how much is too much and how do you know you’re striking the right balance?

Join us for this enlightening webinar to learn from some of the industry’s best in donor stewardship. The webinar will cover major givers, regular givers and mass communications. You’ll also hear from a content expert on how he seeks to show donors that they matter.

Bring your burning questions on donor stewardship to this virtual event.

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Kim Vanden Hengel, Philanthropy Manager, OzHarvest
  • Rachael Lance, Head of Individual and Community Supporters, Leukaemia Foundation
  • Matthew Smeal, National Communications Manager, Opportunity International Australia

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST/11.00am – 12.00pm WA

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

Thank you to our ticket sponsor Marlin Communications. Marlin’s team know how important professional development and sharing knowledge are to our sector. They are sponsoring some FIA Member tickets to help you access relevant insights whilst budgets are tight. Use the code ThankyouMarlin to get your free ticket; exclusive benefit for Professional Members (includes the nominated representatives of FIA Organisation Members). First come, first served – get in quick!

Unpacking PAFs and Future-Proofing Gifts in Wills

Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs) are growing in popularity and increasingly becoming a larger funding source for charities. But how does a PAF operate and what are the opportunities for charities to leverage these vehicles now and well into the future?

This webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to PAFs – how they operate and how they behave
  • Understanding PAFs in the broader philanthropic landscape and how COVID has impacted future funding opportunities
  • How to future proof donor gifts in Wills – strategies to reduce contested gifts in Wills and separate a donor’s charitable intention from their overall estate
  • Strengthening donor relationships by adding value and knowledge beyond fundraising

Date: Friday, 21 August 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm/11.00am – 12.00pm WA

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

Fundraising Success in the Covid Era, If You’re Not on the Frontline

Hear exclusively – with results – how four not-for-profits went about it

Fundraising during a pandemic is something none of us know anything about. Expectations were that fundraising income for EOFY campaigns would decline, especially for organisations whose mission doesn’t directly relate to services that can help during a pandemic.

Our panel of speakers includes:

  • Greer Allen, Fundraising Manager, Environmental Justice Australia
  • Natalie Barnett MFIA CFRE, Head of Fundraising Campaigns, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Trudy Fick, Cash Giving Manager, Plan International
  • Brett Macdonald MFIA, CEO – CHIL Fundraising and Co-Founder – Dry July

Hear as they share some exclusive (maybe unexpected) fundraising results and success stories, and what their plans are for the next six months.

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Time: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm AEST/11.00 am to 12.00 pm WA

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

Building Networks as a Fundraiser

Join FIA for this insightful panel session to hear why you should build a network as a fundraiser. Learn how your networks are vital to building and leveraging job opportunities, mentoring and career advancement.

Our panel of speakers will provide practical tips and tools from each of their perspectives:

  • The fundraising leader – James Garland FFIA
  • The business networking leader and grassroots charity champion – Kirrily Graham
  • The recruiter – Michelle Varcoe MFIA

If you want to learn why you should build a network as a fundraiser, and most importantly how, where and with who, this interactive webinar is for you.

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020
Time: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm AEST/11.00 am to 12.00 pm WA

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

This event has been rescheduled from its original date of 16 July.

Champions for Change in the Not-for-Profit Sector – New date announced

Are you a champion of change in the not-for-profit sector? What kind of sector do you want to create and be part of in this new decade? Is it a not-for-profit sector which is diverse and inclusive? What does diversity and inclusivity look like in today’s changing world?

Join us for this webinar with Lilian Kikuvi, Change Maker and International Consultant, who will discuss why this topic is so important. Lilian will share principles we can all apply to enable our not-for-profits and associated supplier business partners to access the benefits of diversity and inclusion, supported by research.

Please note that this event will be delivered online. Details on how to access the webinar will be shared with registered participants only.

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2020
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

Other time zones:
12.30pm ACST/11.00am WA

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $40.00

This event is supported by

NT NFP Forum 2020

The 2020 NT Forum has been developed to provide you with a sample of great work undertaken by ‘for purpose’ organisations and fundraisers, with demonstrated experience from the Northern Territory and other states.

A variety of talented speakers will present on a range of subjects that are topical to the ever changing and evolving needs of our sector. In 2020 we have expanded our offering to include a masterclass focused on the digital space, presented by Marcus Blease FFIA.

Sharing inspiration, ideas, passion, information and experiences with your fellow fundraising professionals at the NT Forum is a great way to develop your knowledge and skills while expanding your network.

Date and Time
Tuesday 13 October – NT NFP Forum
8.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 14 October – Masterclass
9.00am to 1.00pm

Harry’s Place
1 Willeroo St,
Tiwi, NT, 0810

Learn more by visiting the website here.

FIA State events

FIA state committees host member networking and professional development events on a regular basis.

Please click on your state above to view the current list of events or contact FIA on 1300 889 670 or for more information.

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