QUT Free report
QUT study finds charity boards may be a boon or a barrier.
Australia Post - call for applications
Australia Post has announced a new community funding program.
Madison Down Under Scholarship now open!
The FIA Steve Mourning Scholarship is on offer to an FIA Member who has held a current full individual or organisational membership for 12 months.
Read here for updates in the charity and privacy/data protection space.
Conference Prizes and Conference Photos
Congratulations to Maree Daniels from Breast Cancer Care WA who is the lucky winner of the FIA Conference Delegate Survey competition.
The ACNC has developed a range of videos and podcasts, including an overview of the ACNC and who can register their charity with the ACNC.
News update for WA
Find out more about what's been going on in WA.
2013 Conference a resounding success
Fundraising's best and brightest gathered in Sydney as they Aspired to Greatness at the 36th International Fundraising Conference. This year saw a bumper Conference, with sessions jam-packed, the exhibition space expanded to accommodate more stands and Masterclass numbers increased to enable more people to attend.
FIA Celebrating Distinguished Service
FIA promotes excellence in fundraising by recognising the achievements of our members in our drive to be the best we can be as fundraising professionals.
To give you more of an insight into what is happening locally, we shall be bringing you regular profiles on our Canberra members and their challenges/successes in the world of philanthropy.
ACNC Governance Standards Tabled in Parliament
Less than a month after receiving submissions, the ACNC Governance Standards have been tabled in Parliament, to take effect on 1 July 2013.
Royal Life Saving WA receives Highly Commended Award at National Fundraising Awards
Royal Life Saving Society WA (RLSSWA) is a public benevolent institution and aims to prevent the loss of life and promote safe participation in water related activities in WA. RLSSWA provides a range of water safety programs to the community.
Does your organisation operate in South Australia?
The SA Code of Collection is now in place, having commenced last Friday 1 March 2013. The Code has been introduced after extensive consultation and FIA notes that most of the Code's requirements are already current practice and/or required in FIA's Principles and Standards of Fundraising Practice.
Thanks for attending our first event for 2013!
Thanks to everyone for contributing to the Get Networked with Fundraising Gurus breakfast event.
Volunteer Recognition Function Friday 31st May
Fundraisers are acutely aware of the value of our volunteer staff. How would we ever keep up with the waves of mail that come in at Tax Appeal time, the filing, visiting clients and many more tasks?
Latest FIA Submissions - Governance & Financial Reporting
Treasury is now consulting with the NFP sector on the development of governance standards and financial reporting regulations. FIA made the following comments:
Upcoming ACNC information and education sessions and the ACNC guide to the reform agenda.
Vale Arthur Venn
One of the founding fathers of the Fundraising Institute Australia, Arthur Venn, passed away in his sleep last Friday 18 January in Melbourne. Arthur was a mentor to many fundraisers, a teacher, capital fundraising guru and a wonderful human being.
FIA NSW Award Night and End of Year Function Save the date
Come and celebrate in style with your fundraising peers. You know you deserve it, after all that hard work.
The ACNC is now open
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) opened its doors as Australia's first national, independent regulator of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector on 3 December and was officially launched by the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon. David Bradbury MP at an event today.
Scholarship - Certificate in Fundraising
FIA is pleased to offer scholarships for the Certificate in Fundraising in 2013.
Our first graduates from ACT in the Certificate in Fundraising
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch passes away, aged 103
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch dedicated her life to philanthropic activity. Dame Elisabeth was a Patron of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and a life governor of the Royal Women's Hospital.
Support great fundraising - sponsor a category in the National Fundraising Awards
Sponsorship of the FIA National Awards for Excellence in Fundraising is now open!
Event Review – Members’ Forum (ACNC)
On Wednesday 14 November, over 50 members came together to learn more about the ACNC.