New South Wales

Upcoming Events:


September Networking Event

Would you love to spend some time with your peers over a bite to eat and a cocktail? Or are you seeking to further expand your network of fundraisers and discuss the latest trends and hot topics in the sector? Blackbaud are thrilled to be hosting the third FIA networking event of the year on Wednesday, 4 September. Last year we shared some fabulous cocktails and food from ‘travelling’ food-carts.

Our industry is going through many changes and this night is a wonderful opportunity for fundraisers to make new friends and renew old friendships, as well as to share fundraising successes and challenges with some who are ‘old hands’ in fundraising. Last year’s networking events were attended by more than 500 fundraisers from across metro Sydney and this year has continued that trend, with many more fundraisers getting to together to expand their network. Please take this opportunity to join us and share ideas with your peers over cocktails and nibbles.

Date: Wednesday, 4 September 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Blackbaud
65 Berry St,
North Sydney, NSW, 2065


Member: Free
Staff of Organisational Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $20.00

This event is supported by:

Peer to Peer Fundraising: Growth, Successes and Failures of Signature Campaigns

Signature peer to peer fundraising campaigns can raise millions of dollars for their organisation. When done well, they can be the flagship fundraising campaign for a charity. They can also be very labour intensive and may require significant investment.

At this interactive breakfast, our panel will discuss some key campaign management questions, like; How does your organisation grow a signature fundraising event and keep it fresh year after year? What does the life-cycle of a successful event look like? And, what do you do when something goes wrong?

Our panellists come from charities of varying sizes, but all run successful (and very different) signature campaigns; physical and virtual events, events with committees around Australia and events run by a one-person fundraising team.

Learn about the biggest mistakes our panellists have made and what they’ve learned along the way. This breakfast event will provide practical advice as well as encouraging blue-sky thinking and experimentation.

This session will appeal to fundraisers working in events, peer to peer or community fundraising at any level – or those looking to learn more about the community fundraising and events space.

Date: Wednesday, 25 September 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

This event is supported by:


2019 NSW Schedule

Save the dates now!

  • Networking event – 4 September
  • Professional Development Breakfast – Peer to Peer Community Events – 25 September
  • Professional Development Breakfast – Organisational Culture- 6 November
  • 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.

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