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October 2016

CEO Update: lawsuits and investigations brewing

As you may have read in the Fairfax media or seen on ABC news over the weekend, thousands of former face-to-face charity workers are expected to join a multimillion class action against Appco Group Australia, with the workers’ lawyers alleging underpayment, sham contracting and bullying.

ACNC and FIA: New guidance for charities engaging with vulnerable people

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), in collaboration with the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), published guidance today to help guide charities that engage with vulnerable people while fundraising.

Five minutes with…Elizabeth Davis EMFIA: SA/NT Director of the FIA Board

Elizabeth Davis has more than 35 years’ experience working within the not-for-profit sector. Prior to establishing emdf Consultancy in 2006, her expertise was developed through managerial roles within the health, science, arts and disability sectors.

September 2016

Telephone fundraising attack from Choice unfair and unwarranted

On behalf of charitable fundraisers across Australia, FIA has written an open letter to the directors of Choice Magazine to seek an explanation for its recent attack on fellow members of the not for profit sector.

Five minutes with... Ben Cox MFIA - Queensland Director: FIA Board of Directors

I’ve been on the FIA board for...and I’ve been helping with…while on the board.

CEO Update: A sincere thanks to our volunteers

Next Monday is Labour Day in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia. For many of us the long weekend is a time to relax at home, enjoy valuable time with family and friends, or take a short getaway. But the real reason for Labour Day, no matter which day you mark it in your state or territory, is to honour workers for their contribution to Australia’s economy and well-being.

FIA calling for submissions to discussion paper on sector sustainability

Fundraisers are reminded that submissions regarding FIA’s sector sustainability work are due this Friday, 30 September by 5.00pm.

FIA announces winners of Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership scholarships

Eight talented fundraisers from around Australia have been awarded FIA foundation scholarships to hone their leadership and management abilities.

FIA calls for nominations for state and territory committee elections

Proud of the fundraising profession? Want to contribute to further growth and the professionalism of the sector? Then FIA invites you to nominate for a position on the leadership team of fundraising professionals in your state or territory.

CEO Update: FIA pushes back against a campaign to remove the Do Not Call exemption for charities

Last week Channel 9 in Brisbane produced a story on charitable fundraising by telemarketing. Under attack was the exemption charities currently enjoy from having to use the Do Not Call register.

August 2016

CEO Update: Spare a thought for vulnerable donors

Today we released a discussion paper calling for feedback on how, through effective self-regulation, FIA can help secure a sustainable fundraising sector for the long term.

CEO Update: Your turn to be heard on ‘sustainability’ question

It has been more than 10 years since FIA last undertook a comprehensive review of its system of self-regulation. Much has happened in the sector over that period.

Five minutes with Paul Flynn, Treasurer of the FIA Board of Directors

I’ve been on the FIA board for...and I’m helping with…while on the board.

CEO Update: It’s time to get started on your FIA awards submission

Fundraising Institute Australia is pleased to run the country’s premier awards program for the sector - the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising.

July 2016

Five minutes with…Zoe Karkas FFIA - Deputy Chair of the FIA Board of Directors

Over the last 21 years, Zoe Karkas FFIA has helped organisations understand how to market their cause and enhance their fundraising efforts. Principal of Melbourne-based strategic fundraising consultancy, Why Not This + Associates, she has a love for strategy and a passion for digital.

CEO Update: Privacy obligations should not be taken lightly

Our CEO reminds fundraisers they must comply with the Privacy Act.

June 2016

CEO Update: A word about contractors

Our CEO reminds the sector that all employees in the fundraising sector must be engaged lawfully.

EOIs sought for Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership Scholarship

Email us if you want to be notified when applications open for the Arthur Venn Fundraising Leadership Scholarship.

Five minutes with...Nigel Harris, Chair of the FIA Board of Directors

CEO Mater Foundation and FIA Chair of the Board, Nigel Harris, on work, the FIA Board, the sector and downtime.

New UK fundraising guidelines issued for charity trustees

The UK Charity Commission has developed a guide for charity trustees about their role in fundraising.

Win a 10k donation from Blackbaud to power your passion

Blackbaud has launched an exciting online competition that will net one charity $10,000 to share their story with the world.

CEO Update: Improving our public image

Our CEO talks about a window of opportunity to improve the public's perception of our sector.

Nominate a colleague to the status of Fellow or Emeritus

Do you know someone who should be a Fellow or Emeritus of FIA?

Keeping you posted - FA joins Mail Industry Working Group

FIA has joined the MIWG along with other organisations to find ways to maintain the relevance of addressed mail.

May 2016

Program Committee calls for papers for 2017 FIA conference

Interested in presenting at the 2017 FIA Conference? Then get cracking on your submission.

June Webinar - register today!

Learn how MS Research Australia transformed an awareness campaign into a successful fundraising campaign by identifying a new audience.

CEO update

Securing a sustainable fundraising sector

Grant opportunity

Find out about the latest grant opportunity available and if your organisation is eligible.

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