New South Wales

Upcoming Events – Online State Events: open to everyone!

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!

FIA’s online professional development events hosted by our state committees are available nationally. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear from speakers all over the country and interact with your fellow fundraisers interstate.

We have an exciting mix of topics for you to choose from over the coming months. Please visit our new page here for the full list.

NSW Schedule

NSW – A Deep Dive into FIA NSW Award Winners: Cancer Council and Bears of Hope

FIA NSW are very excited to showcase some NSW winners of the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. Come along to learn more about these award-winning campaigns.

We’ll hear from Cancer Council about their campaign, The Longest Day, which was one of two winners in the Impact Through Events category:

A few years ago, Cancer Council started to experience a flattening in growth across their events portfolio. They realised the landscape was starting to shift and the sector was feeling bombarded with many similar events. They looked for ways to diversify their supporter base by connecting with new audiences who are passionate and engaged. The Cancer Council team realised there was a gap in the market for golfers to participate in a fundraising challenge event designed for them – and they’re competitive by nature!

In year one, they trialled the event and 40 players registered and raised an incredible $40,000. After tweaking their strategy, improving their marketing plans, developing relationships with local golf clubs, and hearing feedback from the golfers themselves, the 2020 campaign raised an incredible $1.5million! This is an impressive ROI of 17:1!

We’ll also hear from Bears of Hope, who won the Impact on a Shoestring Budget category for their event Choosing Hope:

Before COVID-19 in 2020, Bears of Hope had planned seven in-person Choosing Hope Walks across Australia. By July, they had to rethink how this event would continue in the ‘new normal’. They embraced virtual walks and created Choosing Hope Walk Your Way. It was the most successful and inclusive Choosing Hope campaign yet.

In 2019, the 4 Choosing Hope Walks raised a total of $35,00 and in 2020 they hoped to raise $50k. Within weeks of launching in 2020, they had already raised $30k and shortly thereafter reached their $50k target! After 8 weeks of encouraging their dedicated fundraisers, Choosing Hope raised a total of $129,000. They exceeded their original target by 158%!

Learn how they did it.

Your ticket includes coffee, tea and a light breakfast.


Beaumont People

Level 29, 259 George Street

Sydney NSW 2000 

Time: 7.30am – 9.30am AEST

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022


Members: $40.00

Non-Members: $50.00

Registrations will remain open until Tuesday 16 August 2022, 5.00pm AEST.

Sponsored by:


FIA NSW August Networking Event

FIA NSW are very excited to invite you to their next in-person networking event! Generously hosted and sponsored by Donor Republic, this will be a fun evening of great company and conversation over shared nibbles and drinks.

These networking events are a wonderful opportunity to connect with peers and likeminded professionals and increase your professional community. Fundraisers face unique challenges in the NFP sector. Building yourself a network of people who understand can increase your professional resilience, as well as helping your career growth over time. The ability to network with people of varied backgrounds and interests is an important skill for fundraisers – we all have a mission, but we are a diverse bunch.

FIA NSW welcomes well known and new faces at all our events, you do not have to be an FIA Member.

Date: Thursday 18 August 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm AEST

Venue: Shellbourne Hotel

200 Sussex Street

Sydney NSW 2000


Member $15.00
Non-member $20.00

Registrations will remain open until Tuesday 16 August at 5:00pm AEST

This event is supported by


FIA NSW Capital and Capacity Campaigns

FIA NSW invites you to an in-person, panel discussion and Q&A about Capital and Capacity Campaign with three leading campaign experts who have raised tens of millions of dollars for charitable causes through best practice major gift fundraising.

Kindly sponsored by Big Gift Specialist Consultants, Xponential, this event will focus on strategy, leadership and resourcing considerations. During this breakfast session, you will hear from three established capital and capacity campaign leaders, Simone Plunkett (Mater Foundation) Yvonne Zammit (Powerhouse/Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) and Daniel Martin (St Aloysius’ College), who will share their experience of achieving lead gifts and inspiring donors to make exceptional gifts.

Whether you are an experienced major gift manager who has undertaken a capital campaign, are starting the preparation to embark on your first campaign or are interested in learning more about what makes a successful campaign, this session will inspire you with mini case studies and examples of successful principle gift asks. 

This will be an insightful session and will offer the opportunity to connect with other fundraisers with an interest in Capital and Capacity Campaigns, and Major Gift fundraising. FIA NSW welcomes well known and new faces at all our events, you do not have to be a FIA Member. Tickets include hot beverages and a light breakfast, kindly sponsored by venue partner Beaumont People

Date: Thursday 20 September 2022

Time: 8:00am – 9:30am AEST

Venue: Beaumont People


Member $30.00
Non-member $40.00


Upcoming Education and Training:

Online Training

FIA is pleased to offer the following core education courses online which can be started anytime. Click below for more details.

Fundraising Essentials

Certificate in Professional Fundraising

Diploma in Professional 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.

Meet your State Committee

View a list of New South Wales Organisational Members