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Fundraising Change Leadership

Not every good fundraising manager is a strong leader.
Managers oversee programs; leaders inspire others to join them on a shared journey to achieve common goals.

Fundraising practice has continued to evolve over the past few decades, with increasing sophistication, discipline and rigour. Fundraising continues to be a critical contributor to social change guiding philanthropy to many good causes in our community. Yet, as research and experience tells us, fundraising still remains a mystery in many organisations, especially with boards and CEOs. And fundraisers continue to struggle for recognition, influence and even respect!

So what's the problem - and even more importantly - what can you do about it? Put simply, the answer lies in fundraising change leadership.

The one-day Fundraising Change Leadership course examines leadership through the lens of fundraising practice and problems. Using a mix of theory and practice, you will examine real case studies that provide practical insight, instruction and a clear pathway toward your development as a fundraising change leader.

This course throws the spotlight on you - the fundraising practitioner, how you are perceived, how you perceive yourself and how you frame your identity as a fundraising professional. This interactive one-day course will examine:

  • change leadership
  • organisational behaviour
  • people and processes.

This is a must attend course if you are serious about developing yourself as a fundraising professional and leading change in fundraising, as you serve your organisation and its mission.

Led by two of Australia's foremost fundraising leaders, Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE, Chair, FIA Board of Directors and Peter Dalton FFIA CFRE, 2016 Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year, this course will help you:

  • achieve dynamic growth in fundraising through Fundraising Change Leadership
  • transform your fundraising program and team from good to great
  • become a fundraising change leader – to challenge the status quo
  • ease the transition to a step up fundraising development – while reinforcing the future state of fundraising growth with your line manager, CEO and board.

For more information on Nigel and Peter, click here.

Who should attend this course

Suitable for career fundraising professionals, fundraising managers and/or directors and NFP executive members whose job specification includes fundraising. This course is also ideal for NFP CEOs and NFP board members who have been allocated board responsibility for fundraising.

Semester One 2017

To express your interest in the Fundraising Change Leadership course for 2017, please email

2016 Schedule

All FIA short courses have an 8.45am arrival for a 9.00am start and finish at 4.30pm.

For a venue map, public transport and parking information, please click here.






3 November 2016

Scripture Union Queensland



10 November 2016

Deaf Children Australia



11 November 2016


Guide Dogs SA/NT



(please note date change)

18 November 2016

Macquarie University



28 November 2016

VisAbility (formerly Association for the Blind of WA)



Member  $495
Staff of Organisational Member $560
Non Member $660


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Full participation in the Fundraising Change Leadership course 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.