Welcome to FIA New South Wales

The State of Major Gifts in Australia (and how to secure them)

2013/14 was a game changer for Australian Philanthropy with an unprecedented number of “Mega Gifts" received by NFPs across Australia. This session will provide an update on the state of major gifts in Australia as well as some fascinating case studies.

Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Venue: Olgivy PR Health, 72 Christie St, St Leonards
Find out more and register here.

It’s Not About the Bike

Event fundraising seems simple enough – come up with a concept, create a project plan and cover off all the logistics, get the word out and guests/participants along, provide them a way to contribute financially and – bam! Job done! But that simplistic approach, while it can deliver dollars for your cause, sells the opportunity and your donors and supporters short. Learn how to apply the techniques of direct marketing, major gifts, sponsorship, face to face, and regular giving to your events program to maximise the opportunity, and hear about the latest technology trends that can transform your event through real life examples and case studies.

Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Time: 7.45 - 9.15am
Venue: NAB, Level 18, 255 George St, Sydney
Find out more and register here.

NSW CFRE Study Group

Gain your CFRE credential by next quarter!

FIA NSW is working with candidates striving to gain their Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) accreditation. We meet each month at The Salvation Army Eastern Division in Sydney and have a discussion group about various topics, which we know are part of the exam. The experience has created a bond between the candidates, some of whom work together and others who became part of the group because The Salvation Army was welcoming of others.

To date, 100% of the candidates have passed the CFRE exam. Be part of this outstanding track record and sign up to be part of the FIA NSW CFRE Study Group. The first group of 2015 already has 10 participants enrolled.

Participants are guided through the CFRE application process. Additionally, the CFRE Study Group operates in a “book club” format. Participants are given study materials to review and present back to the group participants the following month.

If you are interested, please contact Stephen Mally MFIA CFRE at stephen@fundraisingforce.com.au or 0430 500 524. 

FIA State Awards

Congratulations to our Finalists and State Winners, click here for the full list of finalists and winners.


Meet your State Committee

View a list of New South Wales Organisational Members

View a list of New South Wales Individual Members

Latest News

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  2. FIA CEO, Rob Edwards, discusses the recent fundraising "scam" stories in the media.

  3. FIA/Australia Post Charity Mail Working Group

  4. Members of the FIA/Australia Post Charity Mail Working Group met early April to discuss a range of issues.

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