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2017 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

The 2017 FIA Awards for Excellence are now closed! 

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists. See the highlights reel from the 2017 Gala Awards Dinner below.

The 2018 Awards will open in July 2017.

The Awards recognise the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of fundraisers, volunteers and organisations. They celebrate fundraisers’ hard work and successes across the year, provide an opportunity for acknowledgement by your peers and promote the role of fundraisers in improving our society.

Finalists and state winners were announced at state end of year events in December 2016, with the winners announced at the Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday 23 February 2017 on the Gold Coast.

Why should you enter?

There are many benefits of winning an FIA Award, including:

    • Being recognised for your great work
    • Showcasing your organisation or campaign
    • Recognising achievements of your staff or team
    • Providing an example of excellence for future reference 
    • Promotion via FIA and partner channels
    • Having your award on display 
    • Use of the Winners Seal on your communications

Hear past winners talk about the personal and professional benefits of winning an FIA Award, here.  

2017 Award Categories:

Organisational Awards
Donor Acquisition
Donor Renewal
Major Gifts
Bequests/Gifts in Wills
Capital Campaigns
Special Events
Special or Emergency Projects
Principal Awards
Organisational Award winners will be eligible for the following awards: 
Most Innovative Campaign
Most Outstanding Fundraising Project

Individual Award
Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year

State Awards 
The following will be awarded on a state basis with the winners put forward for national judging: 
Young Fundraiser of the Year
Volunteer of the Year

Key dates:

Entries open: Monday 27 June 2016
Entries close: Friday 9 September 2016
Finalists announced (organisational awards): State End of Year Events throughout December
State winners announced (Young Fundraiser of the Year & Volunteer of the Year only): State End of Year Events throughout December
National winners announced: Fundraisers’ Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday 23 February, 2017 in the Gold Coast.


The Awards are open to FIA members only. If you wish to enter the Awards and are not a current financial member, renew or join online today! Contact or call 1300 889 670 for more information.

Support Outstanding Fundraising Achievements:

A range of sponsorship opportunities are currently available for the FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. To find out more contact Natalie Walker, Executive Manager - Education & Events on or call 1300 889 670.

For more information on the Awards, download the Award FAQs.