New South Wales

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How organisational culture turns good fundraising into great fundraising

From a raw fundraising perspective, a truly great fundraising organisation is one that has compounding increases in the amount of money raised—often by a factor of four, five, six or more…

In Australia, there are few charities and for-purpose organisations that meet this criteria. However, one of those that did was Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.

Join us for this session to hear how during nine years at Médecins Sans Frontières, John Burns oversaw income results rising from $15 million to almost $80 million. This is a significant achievement, and certainly qualifies Médecins Sans Frontières as a great fundraising organisation. From 1994 to today, Médecins Sans Frontières Australia sent almost eleven times the number of doctors, nurses, medical-allied professionals and logisticians to the field.

Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Time: 7:45 am – 9:30 am
Location: NAB House
Level 17, 255 George Street,
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Member: $20.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $30.00
Non-Member: $60.00

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End of Year Celebration and Awards – The Gold Party

Celebrate with us the gold standard in fundraising at the FIA NSW Gold Party.

We will shine a light on the impact you and your fundraising colleagues have made in 2019.

Join us at Sydney’s iconic venue, the Establishment, with red carpet glamour and spectacular entertainment from Cher’s official support act Andrew McClelland, as you savour the night away enjoying delicious food and drinks.

We’ll announce the winners of the NSW State Awards and the NSW finalists of all other categories for the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising.

This is a night to go for gold as you meet, mingle and sparkle the night away.

And when it comes to wardrobe, wear something gold.

With awards for best-dressed, this is your moment to shine!

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: The Establishment
252 George St
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Member: $56.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $70.00
Non-Member: $80.00

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2019 NSW Schedule

Save the dates now!

  • End of Year event – 27 November

Watch this space as more information becomes available on topics and speakers for 2019.

Upcoming In-Class Education and Training:

Online Training

FIA is pleased to offer the following core education courses online. Click below for more details.

Fundraising Essentials

Certificate in Fundraising

Diploma in Fundraising

FIA Code Course

We have the means to raise standards of ethical fundraising practice. Code training is where it starts.

Find out more and register.

CFRE Study Group

Let us help you achieve your credential!

FIA offers a monthly study group, free of charge, for CFRE candidates. The study group covers:

  • assistance completing and submitting your CFRE application.
  • insights into taking the CFRE exam.
  • advice on resources to study for the CFRE exam.
  • focused study sessions in a ‘book club’ format.

Almost 100 per cent of participants in the CFRE Study Group have passed the CFRE exam on their first attempt.

The Study Group will be co-chaired by Pamela Sutton-Legaud MFIA CFRE and Elizabeth Davis EMFIA CFRE.

To learn more about the CFRE Study Group and to reserve your spot, contact us on 1300 889 670 or

Find out more here.

Meet your State Committee

View a list of New South Wales Organisational Members

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