Education & Training

FIA is dedicated to providing its members with the quality training, practical information and essential skills needed to carry out fundraising work.

We conduct a number of education courses which award industry recognised qualifications such as:

Mentoring Program

FIA's Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for senior fundraising professionals to share their wealth of professional and life experiences with members new to fundraising, regardless of age, and provide valuable insights, advice and guidance in relation to the mentee's work and career.


The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is a personal and professional achievement that sets standards in philanthropy and is recognised throughout the world. FIA encourages fundraisers to achieve and maintain this credential as a mark of their commitment to the fundraising profession. 

FIA has developed guidelines to assist fundraisers to decide which options are most appropriate to their needs.