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New South Wales

Upcoming Events:

Thought Leadership in Arts Funding - the Creative Music Fund

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group (SAMAG), this presentation explores thought leadership in Arts funding through the story of a 'new' fundraising model: the Creative Music Fund.

Date: Wednesday 2 August
Time: 7.30 - 9.30am
Location: NAB House, 255 George street, Sydney
Pricing: Member: $38; Staff of Organisational Member: $44; Non-Member: $50; SAMAG Member: $38

Read more and register here.

September Networking Night

Join us for our third FIA NSW Networking Night on Wednesday 6 September. The Networking Night is an opportunity for you to make new friends and to renew old friendships, as well as to share fundraising successes and challenges with those who are part of the field.

Date: Wednesday 6 September
Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm
Location: RCPA Alan Ng Education Centre, Surry Hills
Pricing: Member: Free; Organisational Member: $5; Non-Member: $15

Read more and register here.

Include a Charity Week 2017 Seminar & Workshop

Join us for a seminar to hear from international gifts in Wills expert, Dr. Russell James. This session will focus on results from Dr. James’ research at the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute. He will reveal the latest insights into how donors engage in charitable bequest decision-making and how these findings come together to reveal the deep processes of donor decision-making in planned giving. Not just an academic presentation, this session will present practical, effective and tested approaches to encourage generosity among your planned giving donors.

If you are an Include a Charity supporter, you also have the opportunity to attend the three hour workshop which follows. 

Date: Tuesday 12 September
Time: Breakfast seminar: 8.00am - 9.30am; Workshop: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Legacy, Level 2, 47 York Street, Sydney
Pricing: Include a Charity supporter: Free; Member: $50; Staff of Organisational Member: $75; Non-Member: $95

Read more and register here.

Maximise your Fundraising ROI by engaging the Silent Majority

Getting supporters to attend your event is the first step to reaching your fundraising goal of the night. Truth is, it is also the easiest step. In order to reach your fundraising goals, you will need to get the "silent majority" to be engaged and to give... this is the tough part.

Date: Wednesday 1 November 
Time: 7.45 - 9.30am
Venue: The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, Darlinghurst
Pricing: Member: $38; Organisational Member: $44; Non-Member: $50

Read more and register here.

Your NSW Committee has a full range of programs planned for 2017, which include a focus on four pillars: Innovation, Disruption, Thought Leadership and Start Ups/Small Shop.

Please save these dates and watch this space (and electronic announcements) for further details.

  • 4 October: Start Up/Small Shops Pillar Breakfast
  • 6 December: End of Year Celebration and Fundraising Awards

Details to be updated soon!

FIA New South Wales Mentoring Program – REGISTER NOW!

Kindly Supported by

FIA New South Wales’ Mentoring Program was re-launched in 2014 and is continuing to grow. We thank ASI for kindly sponsoring our Mentoring Program and taking an active role in our training and matching days. If you would like to be mentored or offer yourself as a mentor, please contact Julie-Anne Slatter via email–

Upcoming Training in Sydney:  

Major Gifts Masterclass

Date: Wednesday 26 July
Find out more and register here.

Digital Fundraising 

Date: Tuesday 1 August
Find out more and register here.

Fundraising Essentials

Date: Wednesday 9 August
Find out more and register here.

Data Analytics for Empowered Fundraising

Date: Tuesday 15 August
Find out more and register here.

Fundraising Change Leadership

Date: Thursday 12 October
Find out more and register here.

Certificate in Fundraising

Date: September - December
Find out more and register here.

Gifts in Wills Masterclass

Date: Tuesday 31 October
Find out more and register here.

CFRE Study Group

Let us help you achieve your credential

FIA offers a monthly study group, free of charge, for CFRE candidates. The study group covers: 

  • assistance completing and submitting your CFRE application.
  • insights into taking the CFRE exam.
  • advice on resources to study for the CFRE exam.
  • focused study sessions, in a 'book club' format to complete chapters in texts with peers also taking the exam.

Almost 100 per cent of participants in the CFRE Study Group have passed the CFRE exam on their first attempt. 

The CFRE Study Group is chaired by Maree Wybourne MFIA CFRE, CEO, Mary MacKillop Foundation. The group meets via Skype each month. To learn more about the CFRE Study Group and to reserve your spot, contact Maree Whybourne. Click here for Maree's email or call 0412 507 985.

2017 FIA NSW Sponsors

FIA NSW would like to thank this year's sponsors for their support of our professional development program:

Big Review TV/Big Cares
Commonwealth Bank
Garvan Medical Research Foundation
Marlin Communications
National Australia Bank
Optimise Media
Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

Meet your State Committee

View a list of New South Wales Organisational Members

View a list of New South Wales Individual Members


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