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Queensland 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: 

It’s not me, it’s you: Engaging the Right Way for Grants, Bequests and Major Gifts Success

Based on practical industry examples from some of Queensland’s leading “big gift” practitioners, the October PD breakfast brings an informative insight into the all-important donor relationship in grants, bequests and major gifts. Where do you start? How do you keep the love alive and how do you not only meet but exceed donor expectations? We’ll delve into the who, what, where, when and why of developing strong relationships as the linchpin in your big gift strategy.

Date: Tuesday 11 October
Time: 7.15am - 9.00am
Venue: Victoria Park Golf Complex, Quartz Room, Herston Road, Herston
Pricing: Member: $55; Staff of Organisational Member: $65; Non-Member: $85

Find out more and register here.

Brisbane 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: Tuesday 25 October
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.

ACPNS / FIA Alumni Anniversary Breakfast

Your chance to preview key themes and fundraising messages from the largest ever study on giving and volunteering in Australia!

This year’s ACPNS/FIA Alumni Anniversary Breakfast is not to be missed! The event will focus on the Giving Australia 2016 study, whose findings will be launched officially in December.

Date: Tuesday 8 November
Time: 7.15am - 9.00am
Venue: Victoria Park Golf Complex, Ballroom Room, Herston Road, Herston
Pricing: Member: $55; ACPNS Alumni Member: $55; Staff of Organisational Member: $65; Non-Member: $85

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.

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 Whybourne on 0412 507 985 or via email.

Meet your State Committee

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