As an individual professional fundraiser, you make an impact but together there’s nothing we can’t do so we invite you to come to conference and learn how to make the world even better.

Because sharing is our superpower, FIA Conference is where the magic happens and we share, learn, connect and inspire to help make the remarkable achievable.

Look who’s sharing their insights

Our international and local speakers represent the very best minds in the fundraising sector and they’ve very generously offered their time and expertise to be part of the sector’s most reputable fundraising conference. Meet our keynote presenters:

Owen Valentine Pringle, Leaders’ Quest

Owen is a transformation specialist with over 20 years of experience at executive level, half of which he has spent working for purpose-driven organisations. Currently, he is a partner of Leaders’ Quest, a leadership consultancy that helps organisations align profit with purpose. He has worked in-house and as a consultant across civil society, commercial and public sectors, having led departments at ITN, Sky, Southbank Centre and Amnesty International, where he was Global Director of Digital Communications. More recently, he was Chief of Staff at ActionAid International.

Naomi Steer, former National Director,
Australia for UNHCR

Naomi is a longstanding leader in the not-for-profit sector in Australia and globally. She has been a lifetime advocate for human rights, gender equity and social justice. In 2000, Naomi founded Australia for UNHCR, the National Partner for the UN Refugee Agency which she led until 2022. From a one-person office, Naomi helped grow Australia for UNHCR into one of Australia’s leading NFPs raising more than $430 million from the private sector to date to support UNHCR’s humanitarian operations for refugees and displaced people. She is a passionate believer in the power of human connection to bring about positive change and we are so honoured to have her present at our conference.

Simon Scriver,
Fundraising Everywhere and Everywhere+ virtual experiences

Meet, Simon who is a professional fundraising consultant, coach, trainer, practitioner, keynote speaker and co-founder of Fundraising Everywhere and Everywhere+ virtual experiences. In addition, he is a TEDx speaker and has previously won the Toastmasters UK & Ireland International Speech Contest.

Simon has won Fundraising Ireland’s ‘Small Budget, Big Impact’ and ‘Supplier Of The Year’ Awards, and Eircom’s Start-up Award. He offers consultancy, advice and training to some of the biggest and smallest charities in Ireland and abroad to make their fundraising more cost-effective.

Wednesday 22 February

Masterclasses provide the perfect environment for fundraisers to be guided by experts to drill down into specific focus areas. Next year we offer them in Leadership, Corporate Fundraising, Major Gifts, Capital and Capacity Campaigns, Applying Behavioural Psychology, Creating a Digital Strategy and Integrated Communications to Boost Income. Select the best masterclass match for you.

Getting on track?

Many specialist fundraisers come to conference and work through the various sessions on their main area. Others wear many hats so enjoy jumping from track to track to suit their specific needs. Tailoring your conference experience to suit your needs is what it’s all about. Peruse the full program to identify your areas of interest.

Here are the list of tracks and one of the many sessions you can attend within each track.

Individual Giving Track

World Vision International’s global case study of activating millennial donors to give

Elisha Smallcombe, World Vision & Richenda Vermeulen, ntegrity

Community & Events Track

Pulling off a federated P2P campaign in 2 ½ months

Sebastien Krantz & Katherine Ash, Royal Flying Doctor Service (QLD section)

Corporate Partnerships Track

Shared valued corporate fundraising programs: How to develop deeper and richer relationships across organisations through events, fundraising and volunteerism

Ryan Lonsdale, Tour de Cure

Fundraising How To Track

Going new places with digital integration

Marcus Blease FFIA, Donor Republic

Emerging Issues and Global Trends Track

Panel Discussion: Artificial intelligence & machine learning

Dan Wilson, The Data Collective; Billy-Jay Porter, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland; and Dave Lyndon, Dataro

Gifts in Wills Track

Developing a digital blueprint for gifts in Wills success

Jeremy Bennett, Bigfoot Fundraising

Leadership Track

The behaviours of great fundraising leaders

Fiona McPhee, Philanthropy & Fundraising Australia & New Zealand

Middle, Major & Philanthropy Track

Raising the donor ambition

Heather Little & Lisa Mitchell, Monash University

….. and there’s load more to entice you!  Click here to view them all.

In between the array of professional development opportunities, you get to expand your professional networks at the exhibition, social events and Gala Awards Dinner. FIA’s exhibition is the largest fundraising expo held each year and suppliers are eager to help make your fundraising easier and more successful with their products and services.

FIA prides itself on developing a conference program to ensure maximum opportunity for learning, networking and relationship building. The content has been carefully curated and designed by fundraisers for fundraisers so we invite you to register now to secure your place.

FIA Conference 2023
Together, unlimited
22-24 February 2023