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2018 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

2018 Principal Awards Sponsors


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.

Check out the 2018 Finalists and State Winners here, and don't forget to secure your ticket for Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 8 March in Sydney to find out who the winners are!

Get excited for the 2018 Gala Awards dinner by reliving the highlights from this year!

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.  

2018 Award Categories:

Organisational Awards
Donor Acquisition
Donor Renewal
Major Gifts
Bequests/Gifts in Wills
Capital Campaigns
Special Events
Special or Emergency Projects
Best Volunteer Program

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
Fundraising Team of the Year

Key dates:

Entries open: Tuesday 4 July 2017
Entries close: Friday 15 September 2017
Finalists announced (organisational awards): State End of Year Events throughout December
State winners announced (Young Fundraiser of the Year, Volunteer of the Year & Fundraising Team of the year only): State End of Year Events throughout December
National winners announced: Fundraisers’ Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday 8 March, 2018 in Sydney.


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.

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

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.