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Western Australia

Western Australia 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.

Upcoming events:

Special Interest Group - Health Futures 

The Health Futures WA Special Interest Group, supported by Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA), welcomes professionals working towards a better health future to a regular informal mentoring and collaboration session.This session is designed for people in development, fundraising, stakeholder/community engagement, relationship management, social enterprise and related general management. Make sure you register for the Special Interest Group!

Date: Friday 26 August
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Coffee Anatomy, Harry Perkins Building, QEII Precinct, 6 Verdun St Nedlands
Price: Free 

Find out more and register here.

Include a Charity Week Seminar and Workshop

Include a Charity Week will be held this year from 5 - 11 September. We will be holding breakfast seminars and workshops around Australia featuring international speaker Stephen George, UK fundraising and leadership consultant and coach.

Date: Monday 5 September
Time: Seminar: 8.00am - 9.30am, Workshop: 10.00am - 12.30pm (workshop open to Include a Charity campaign supporters only)
Venue: Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville

Find out more and register here.

Free Monthly Networking Night 

Join us at our next Free Monthly Networking Night. This event attracts lots of fundraisers eager to meet colleagues and expand their networks. Free for members and non-members. All you need to do is register! 

This is a great opportunity to engage in a relaxed setting with your fellow fundraisers.


Find out more and register here.

Signature Leadership Breakfast: Are you Privacy Compliant?

As fundraisers it's our job to know as much as we can about our donors to help us communicate effectively and meaningfully. In turn, donors trust us to do the right thing, not only with their donations but also with their personal information - should trust be broken it's very hard to rebuild especially in the not-for-profit world. It has been two years since the Privacy Act was amended. Significant changes came into effect and with those changes comes some confusion. Rob Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) brings insight into the key points of the Privacy Act and its principles. Rob will answer any burning questions you may have, so you can leave confident that you are privacy compliant.

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time: 7.00 - 9.00am 
Venue: BankWest Mezzanine Conference Room, 300 Murray Street, Perth
Price: Member: Free; Staff of Organisational Member: Free; Non -Member: $20

Roundtable Breakfast - New date

This roundtable networking breakfast is an opportunity for fundraisers who are working in similar areas of fundraising (and those who want to!) to get together and share ideas, tips and perhaps even what not to do. This is also your chance to ask those “burning questions” you have always wanted to know the answer to! Each of the six tables will focus on a different area of fundraising and will be hosted by a Table Captain who is an experienced fundraising professional in that area.

Date: Wednesday 21 September - New date
Time: 7.15 - 9.00am 
Venue: Subiaco Hotel (Stellar Lounge), 465 Hay Street Subiaco
Price: Member: $55; Staff of Organisation Member: $60; Non-Member: $70

Find out more and register here.

The 2016 FIA West Australian Fundraising Forum will bring together interstate and local experts to talk about all things fundraising. We have brought together some of the best speakers in their fields to talk about subjects relevant to both big and small charities.

Date: Thursday, 13 October 2016
Time: 8.00am - 6.00pm 
Venue: Conference Centre, Perth Zoo, Labouchere Road, South Perth
Price: Member: $375; Staff of Organisation Member: $400; Non-Member: $475

Save the date on these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, 9 November 2016: Free Networking Drinks (5.30pm-7.30am)
  • Thursday, 24 November 2016: Awards & Christmas Function - Celebrating Our Members' Achievements (5.30pm-7.30pm)

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:

  • 24 August - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 14 September - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 26 October - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 23 November - 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • 14 Deecmber - 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

View a list of Western Australia Organisational Members

View a list of Western Australia Individual Members