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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 closed on Friday 16th June 2017. 

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City (Click for venues)2017 Course Dates  Early bird cut-off 
SydneyOctober 12August 18Registrations Closed
MelbourneSeptember 19July 21Registrations Closed
BrisbaneOctober 3August 11Cancelled
PerthAugust 10June 16Cancelled

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.

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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 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.