Upcoming Events


Major Gifts Benchmarking – Now Online

A rare and unique opportunity to get first-hand insights into the Major Gifts fundraising sector in Australia. In a one-off presentation from Xponential’s Roewen Wishart, you will get a “sneak peek” into the annual Major Gifts Benchmarking study.

This presentation will share examples of current Australian data including definitions of “major donors”, retention rates, portfolio size per major gift fundraiser, sources of new prospects, and average gifts sizes. It will also share some surprising conclusions on questions like tied vs general gifts, and the effect on success of variables like board and volunteer involvement, methods of solicitation, and longevity of tenure of major gifts staff.

Build your understanding of what to measure in a major gifts program, what factors affect success, and how your current results compare on key indicators in the current Australian market.

Date: Thursday, 2 April 2020
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEDT (12.30pm SA, 12.00pm AEST and 10.00am WA)

This session will be delivered online. Details on how to access the session will be shared soon.

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

March Networking – Postponed

Join your fellow Victorian fundraisers for the first networking event of the year. Catch up with old friends and make new ones over drinks and nibbles, while hearing all about the great ideas discussed at the FIA Conference.

If you’re a regular, bring a colleague who hasn’t been before. The more the merrier! If you haven’t been to a FIA networking event before, then give it a go. Networking is just fancy speak for catching up and sharing stories with cool people who work in fundraising.

Plus, there’ll be a drink for you on arrival!

Please note that this event has been postponed. Further details on the new date will be provided as soon as possible.

Member: $20
Staff of Organisational Member: $23
Non-Member: $26

This event is supported by

VIC Schedule

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Watch this space as more information becomes available on dates, topics and speakers.

Upcoming Education and Training:

13 May 2020 – Donor Journey Mapping (online)

20 May 2020 – Copywriting Essentials (online)


Online Training

FIA is pleased to offer the following core education courses online which are available to start anytime. 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.

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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