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Upcoming Events:

VIC - Gifts in Wills Special Interest Group: Legal/Estate Administration Panel Discussion

This Special Interest Group will be a panel discussion focused on estate administration and legal issues surrounding gifts in Wills. Take this chance to hear from our panel of speakers from three different charities and a member of the legal community. There will also be lots of opportunities to share your insights and ask questions.

Date: Monday 26 June
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Pricing: Free

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Philanthropy Roundtable Breakfast

Six topics, six chairs and six opportunities to chat and gain insight into solving problems or roadblocks, or simply helping with identifying prospects. Come along, join a table, get involved in conversations and walk away with ideas and insight to better your fundraising.

Date: Thursday 29 June
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
Venue: Kooyong Tennis Club
Pricing: Member: $50; Staff of Organisational Member: $55; Non-Member: $65

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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: Wednesday 13 September
Time: Lunchtime seminar: 12.00pm - 1.30pm; Workshop: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Pricing: Include a Charity supporter: Free; Member: $50; Staff of Organisational Member: $75; Non-Member: $95

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FIA Victoria Mentoring Program – REGISTER NOW!

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FIA Victoria's pilot Mentoring Program has been launched! 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 our Education team at

Upcoming Training in Melbourne:

Copywriting for Fundraisers

Date: Tuesday 13 June
Find out more and register here

Fundraising Strategic Plan Masterclass 

Date: Wednesday 14 June
Find out more and register here.

Gifts in Wills Fundamentals

Date: Tuesday 27 June
Find out more and register here.

Digital Fundraising

Date: Tuesday 25 July
Find out more and register here.

Data Analytics for Empowered Fundraising 

Date: Thursday 3 August
Find out more and register here.

Major Gifts Masterclass

Date: Tuesday 8 August
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Fundraising Essentials

Date: Wednesday 16 August
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Fundraising Change Leadership

Date: Tuesday 19 September
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Certificate in Fundraising

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

Gifts in Wills Masterclass 

Date: Tuesday 24 October
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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.