Skip Navigation

Fundraising Change Leadership

Are you serious about leading change within the fundraising sector, your organisation, and the mission you serve?

This interactive one-day course focuses on improving your key competencies as a fundraising change leader. 

The course is delivered by two of Australia's foremost fundraising leaders:

  • Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE, Chair, FIA Board of Directors 
  • Peter Dalton FFIA CFRE, 2016 Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year 

The spotlight will be on you - the fundraising practitioner. How are you perceived? How you perceive yourself? How have you framed your identity as a fundraising professional?

What you’ll learn

  • Explore different models and styles of leadership and how they relate to fundraising
  • How to transition from fundraising manager to change leader
  • The key characteristics of outstanding leaders, outstanding structure, and organisational learning culture
  • Practical applications of change leadership:
    • Systems, policies and processes,
    • Managing people and the board
  • How to achieve dynamic growth in fundraising through fundraising change leadership


  • Develop your capabilities as a confident fundraising change leader
  • Anticipate where things are moving, and sustain the momentum of your initiatives
  • Transform your fundraising program and team from good to great
  • Connect with and learn from other leaders in the NFP sector 

Who should attend

  • Fundraising managers and directors
  • NFP CEOs, board members and executives with responsibility for fundraising


For a complete course outline click below:

PricingStandardEarly Bird
Staff of organisational member$560$448

Scholarship availability

Applications close on Friday 16th June 2017. 

The Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership Scholarship will fund course fees for six FIA members to attend this course in 2017.

For more details and the application form Click here


City (Click for venues)2017 Course Dates  Early bird cut-off 
SydneyOct 12Aug 18Register now
MelbourneSept 19July 21Register now
BrisbaneOct 3Aug 11Register now
PerthAug 10June 16Register now

Click here for FIA course terms and conditions

All FIA Skills-Specific short courses and masterclasses have an 8:45am arrival time for a 9:00am start; the day will finish at approximately 4:30pm.

CFRE logo

Full participation in Fundraising Change Leadership is applicable for up to 7.5 continuing education points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Meet the Presenters

Peter Dalton FFIA CFRE

As well as holding several executive roles with a number of Not-for-profits, and being a former chair of FIA, Peter is also director of fundraising consultancy fundraising-futures.


Nigel Harris MBA FFIA CFRE

Nigel is the CEO of the Mater Foundation, where over 20 years he has grown revenue from $2m to $70m. He is also the current chair of FIA.