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Upcoming events:

QLD Gifts in Wills Special Interest Group: Digital Marketing for Gifts in Wills (In Association with Include a Charity)

Whether you are a team of one or have the benefit of a digital marketing team, this special interest group is designed to give you an insight into what you need to know, what to ask and how to set up a few simple digital elements. Hear from a digital marketing expert and a case study from a real-life Gifts in Wills digital campaign. There will be lots of opportunities to share your insights and ask questions.

Date: Tuesday 28 March
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Leukaemia Foundation, Boggo Road Urban Village, 41 Peter Doherty Street, Dutton Park
Pricing: Free

Find out more and register here.

Are you ready to join the #resistance? The future of fundraising and advocacy in 2017

Last year’s Brexit and the US Election Result sent shockwaves through civil society, creating challenges and opportunities for charities and fundraisers. As politics has lurched to the right, a groundswell of grassroots activism, political action and fundraising has emerged at an unprecedented speed and scale in response. We are seeing a new dynamic emerge that is transforming the relationship between supporters and the causes they care about. What can you learn from this new wave of engagement and what could it mean for your charity in the future?

Date: Wednesday 12 April
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Venue: Victoria Park Bar and Bistro, 309 Herston Road, Herston
Pricing: Member: $25; Staff of Organisational Member: $30; Non-Member: $35

Find out more and register here.

Back to the future or the end of the line?

Ben Cox has led Legacy's direct mail program to award winning success, testing premium and standard packs, supported by highly targeted geographic, digital and advertising strategies. Learn from his successes and find out how to future proof your direct mail program in this challenging environment.

Date: Tuesday 9 May
Time: 7.15 - 9.00am
Venue: Darling and Co, 157 Given Tce, Paddington
Pricing: Member: $55; Staff of Organisational Member: $65; Non-Member: $85

Find out more and register here.

Upcoming Training in Brisbane:

Fundraising Essentials

The '101' of fundraising. A big picture overview of Australia's fundraising sector - with practical tools to get you started. 

Date: Friday 28 April

Find out more and register here

Certificate in Fundraising

Australia’s most comprehensive fundraising course: giving you the crucial knowledge and training needed to become a professional fundraiser.

Date: 6-7 April (Module 1)

Find out more and register here

Copywriting for Fundraisers

Have more impact through the written word, increase engagement and inspire and motivate donors

Date: Thursday 15 June 

Find out more and register here

CFRE Coaching Sessions & Study Groups

Let us help you achieve your credential

Do you want to demonstrate your professional achievement and support the growth of fundraising as a trusted profession? Do you want a credential that offers a common understanding of what you need to know in fundraising? 

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential sets the standard for knowledge, experience and ethics and is held in high regard by fundraising professionals worldwide. 

To assist you in achieving your CFRE credential, FIA offers Queensland CFRE candidates the benefit of attending a CFRE Coaching Session and/or the CFRE Study Group free of charge.

About the QLD CFRE Coaching Sessions

Join Lesley Ray FFIA CFRE and Nigel Harris FFIA CFRE in a coaching session which will set you on your path to achieving your CFRE. Lesley and Nigel have been running CFRE coaching sessions for the last eight years.

Their coaching sessions provide you with:

  • assistance completing and submitting your CFRE application
  • assistance with setting up study arrangements.

To register your interest in attending the next coaching session, contact Lesley Ray at, or on 07 3163 2736.


About the CFRE Study Group

The CFRE Study Group is currently chaired by Stephen Mally CFRE of FundraisingForce. The group meets in person (Salvation Army) for those in Sydney and is offered via Skype access to those in other locations. The majority of participants currently participate via Skype from Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and regional locations. 

The study group provides you with:

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

Nearly 100 per cent of the participants in the CFRE Study Group pass the CFRE exam on the first try.

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

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