Upcoming events:

Masterclass – Good to great: Helping small (but brilliant) organisations punch above their weight to fundraising success

This all-day session is aimed at anyone in a small to medium size organisation who has ambitious plans for growth and wants to hear from experienced and candid fundraising professionals who have taken, and are taking, their organisations from good to great.

Find out how three local charities have punched above their weight by:

  • Knowing where to focus their efforts for the best return
  • Getting some quick fundraising wins
  • Understanding how to get board involvement and investment
  • Attracting the right people to join their ambitious teams
  • Creating a culture of fundraising and high performance
  • Navigating through the highs and lows of growth to stay the course

The Masterclass will be led by Jonathon Grapsas, a seasoned fundraising professional who is passionate about helping small organisations grow.

He will be joined throughout the day by three incredible fundraising leaders who will share, warts and all, how their organisations have achieved, or are on the way to achieving serious fundraising growth.

Damian Topp, CEO of the PA Research Foundation who has overseen the foundation’s research commitments quadruple over the last 7 years.

Sara Mansfield, Fundraising Manager of Save the Bilby fund. The fund has over the last 2 years set up a flourishing individual giving program which is now starting to see the fruits of its labour with an active breeding program now releasing bilbies into the wild and arresting the sharp decline of bilby numbers in Australia.

Carly Fradgley, founder and CEO of Baby Give Back. An organisation that in just over 2 years had helped thousands of Gold Coast families in need to ensure every baby deserves an equal start in life by providing clothing packs, nappies, wipes and essential baby equipment.

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Level 3, Central Training Room
QIMR Berghofer Central Building, 300 Herston Road
Herston, QLD, 4006

Member: $100.00
Staff of Organisational Member: $115.00
Non-Member: $130.00

This event is supported by:

2019 QLD Schedule

Save the dates now!

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

  • Masterclass event – 17 September
  • Professional Development event – Community Fundraising – 15 October
  • FIA QLD/ACPNS Alumni event – 12 November
  • End of Year event – Gold Coast – late November
  • Dave Rose Oration – 10 December

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 Coaching Sessions & Study Groups

Let us help you achieve your credential!

Do you want to demonstrate your professional achievement and support the growth of fundraising as a trusted profession? Do you want a credential that offers a common understanding of what you need to know in fundraising?

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential sets the standard for knowledge, experience and ethics and is held in high regard by fundraising professionals worldwide.

To assist you in achieving your CFRE credential, FIA offers Queensland CFRE candidates the benefit of attending a CFRE Coaching Session and/or the CFRE Study Group free of charge.

About the QLD CFRE Coaching Sessions

Join Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE in a coaching session which will set you on your path to achieving your CFRE. Nigel has been running CFRE coaching sessions for the last eight years.

Their coaching sessions provide you with:

  • assistance completing and submitting your CFRE application
  • assistance with setting up study arrangements.

To register your interest in attending the next coaching session, contact Nigel Harris.

About the CFRE Study Group

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 the FIA Education Team on 1300 889 670 or email training@fia.org.au.

Find our more here.

Meet your State Committee

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Queensland is proudly supported by: