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South Australia and Northern Territory

At FIA South Australia and Northern Territory, we are excited about all the great local professional development and networking events that we are creating for you - check back regularly to see what’s on.

Upcoming events:

JBWere CEO Update breakfast: Australian giving trends

Over breakfast, John McLeod author of JBWere's 2016 'The Cause Report: 20 years of (r)evolution in the not-for-profit sector', will provide an overview of the report, including trends in giving, the changes in philanthropy, where growth is coming from (and where it isn't). This event is suited to CEOs and CFOs.

Date: Wednesday 29 June
Time: 7.15am - 9.00am
Venue: NAB Boardroom - Level 11, 22 King William Street, Adelaide, SA
Pricing: Member: $45; Staff of Organisational Member: $50; Non-Member: $55

Find out more and register here.

Safecracking Bequests 

Too many NFPs form the incorrect assumption that these funds can simply be put towards another charitable purpose within the organisation. However, this is often not the case and doing so can severely compromise a NFP’s reputation. Over breakfast, Christina Flourentzou will look at the circumstances of how funds commonly become tied up and what can be done to unlock them.

Date: Tuesday 26 July
Time: 7.15am - 9.00am
Venue: Piper Alderman, Level 16, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA
Pricing: Member: $20; Staff of Organisational Member: $25; Non-Member: $30

Find out more and register here.

Save the date on these upcoming events:

  •  August: Mapping Your Donor Journey
    With Karen Armstrong MFIA CFRE, More Strategic

  • October: 2016 SA Showcase
    Date: Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 October 2016

  •  December: End of Year Awards & Fundraising Celebration
    Join your colleagues and friends for what will be an evening hours of fun, mirth and inspiration as we celebrate another great year of fundraising.  

FIA 2016 Fundraising Showcase

The South Australian Fundraising Showcase will bring together interstate and local experts to talk all things fundraising - with a donor focus. How do you attract, retain and extend your donor relationships? How do you keep supporters happy and connected?

Monday 10 October - Masterclass
Tuesday 11 October - Full Day Showcase

More information coming soon.

Call for papers

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the FIA 2016 Fundraising Showcase to be held in Adelaide on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October 2016. The Showcase is the peak event for the SA/NT fundraising community and provides an opportunity to examine the present and future direction of the sector. The program is designed to ensure that fundraisers get exposure to both core and up-to-date fundraising techniques, disciplines, trends and ideas. 

Submissions are sought for cutting-edge, evidence-based presentations to be held in the main showcase program (to be held on Tuesday, 11 October 2016). Presentations should challenge views and open attendees to new ideas. We're interested in hearing from organisations of all sizes. Submissions will be accepted from South Australia or Northern Territory based FIA members or staff of organisational members only.

Click here to download the submission document.

Completed submissions should be emailed to with subject line 'FIA 2016 FSSA Presentation Submission' no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 3 June 2016.

CFRE Study Group

Let us help you achieve your credential

FIA offer 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 at 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:

  • 11 May - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 22 June - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 27 July - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 24 August - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Take the first step and register for the CFRE Study Group today by contacting Stephen Mally at 0430 500 524 or via email.


Meet your State/Territory Committee

View a list of South Australia/NT Organisational Members

View a list of South Australia/NT Individual Members

Bequest Special Interest Group Series

A four-part Bequest Special Interest Group series with the first session being held on Friday 29 August (note, date change). 

Session 1 – Include a Charity Week- a round table discussion and think tank on what you can do to utilise this IAC to promote bequest to your donors.
Session 2 - The Mechanics of a good Bequests Program – what does a robust program look like?
Session 3 – Session will be based on the needs of the special interest group
Session 4 - Session will be based on the needs of the special interest group

Find out more and register here.