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New South Wales

New South Wales is excited about all the great local professional development and networking events we are creating for you - check back regularly to see what’s on.

Call for nominations for your State Committee

FIA's quality and strength comes from members who volunteer to be a part of their state committee. Is that you? Download nomination form here.

Upcoming events: 

Networking Evening - Free for members

Join the NSW Committee for the next Networking event on Thursday 29 September. This event will provide a great opportunity for you to network with your peers.The September Networking event is generously sponsored by Givergy and Marketsoft.

Date: Thursday 29 September
Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Marketsoft, 48 Chandos Street, St Leonards
Pricing: Member: Free; Staff of Organisational Member: $5; Non-Member: $15

Find out more and register here.

Digital Masterclass: Fast Ways to Double Your Digital Income

This fast paced half-day masterclass will transform your digital fundraising strategy. Martin Gill and Meredith Dwyer from leading UK digital fundraising agency, Homemade Digital, will take you through practical steps, critical trends and world-class case studies on donation and landing page optimisation, social media advertising strategy, marketing automation, mobile readiness, contactless donation payment innovations and the analytics you need to know.

Date: Thursday 6 October
Time: 8.30am - 1.00pm
Venue: Microsoft, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde
Pricing: Member: $150; Staff of Organisational Member: $170; Non-Member: $200

Find out more and register here.

Sydney Bequest Special Interest Group in Association with Include a Charity

This Special Interest Group is one with a difference. We will be hosting a roundtable networking session which is an opportunity for you to get together and share ideas, tips, experiences and perhaps, even what not to do. This is your chance to ask those 'burning questions' you have always wanted to know the answer to!

There will be five tables  - each one focusing on a different topic and will be hosted by a Table Captain who is experienced in that area. The session will be split into three parts allowing you the chance to be part of three different conversations.

Date: Wednesday 26 October
Time: 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: John Shine Room, 6th Floor, The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, 370 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Pricing: Free

Find out more and register here.

Direct Marketing - It's all about the data

Come and hear how Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s multi-pronged approach to data cleansing and selection has reduced do not mail rates and improved response rates and average gifts across their mail file. You’ll receive practical advice and cost-effective techniques to help you improve your return on investment and the lifetime value of your donors. You’ll also hear the results and learnings from their early trials using interactive digital conversations through SMS – a potential game changer – if you are facing decreasing email open rates and phone contact rates.

Date: Wednesday 2 November
Time: 7.45am - 9.30am
Venue: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reception, Darling Park Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
Pricing: Member: $38; Staff of Organisational Member: $44; Non-Member: $50

Find out more and register here.

End of Year and Fundraising Celebration

‘Come to the greatest show on earth’… as they say in carnival terms. Join the NSW Committee for their End of Year Festive Celebration which is bound to be a scorcher in 2016! 

Where are you able to toast the fundraising success of your peers, connect with old friends and meet new ones? The NSW End of Year Festive Celebration!

Date: Tuesday 6 December
Time: 6.00pm - 11.30pm
Venue: Hotel CBD, Level 4, 52 King Street, Sydney
Pricing: Member: $85; Staff of Organisational Member: $90; Non-Member: $95

Find out more and register here.

FIA NSW Committee - 2017 Call for Papers

The NSW Committee is seeking the best ideas and the brightest minds to submit presentation ideas for its 2017 calendar of professional development events. We want you to consider presenting at a FIA NSW Committee professional development breakfast or to nudge your colleagues to put together a presentation which will resonate with non-profit organisations statewide. 

To find out more, download the submission document here.

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–  

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 Stephen Mally CFRE, Director of FundraisingForce. 

The group meets in person (Salvation Army) for those in Sydney and is offered via Skype access to those in other locations. 

Meeting dates are:

  • 26 October - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 23 November - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 14 December - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Take the first step and register for the CFRE Study Group today by contacting Maree Wybourne on 0412 507 985 or via email.

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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