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Fundraising Institute Australia are pleased to launch the 2025 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. These awards provide a platform and opportunity for Australian fundraisers to tell their organisation’s story and to profile and reward fundraisers and fundraising teams through showcasing the impactful work they undertake every day.

Why should you enter?

There are many benefits to entering the awards, including:

  • To celebrate your, and your team’s hard work and achievements during the year

  • Show your organisation’s leadership and your Board and stakeholders that you excel in fundraising and how your achievements compared with others in the sector

  • The FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising provide a benchmark for excellence. By entering, you can align your organisation’s work with the best in the sector and reward your staff for the creative, impactful and innovative work that they do.

  • Use the application process as a best-practice review of the campaigns you have undertaken over the past year

  • Showcase innovation and best practice to your peers and provide others with an insight on why they would want to work with your organisation

  • Take pride that you, or your organisation, are finalists and/or winners in the most prestigious awards for our sector.

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How much does it cost to submit?

There is no charge to enter the 2025 Awards. Applications are open from 21 June to 23 August 2024.

What is the submission process?

Who can enter?

​The FIA Awards are open to 2024/2025 Organisational Members of FIA and have held Organisational Membership for at least 12 months. Check the individual award categories for specific requirements. Submissions must be approved by the CEO/ Head of Fundraising or equivalent.

How do I enter?

Download the submission guide for the category or categories you are interested in entering, from the individual category pages. This guide will let you know the questions you'll be asked and the supporting documents you will need to complete your submission.

When you are ready, visit our online submission platform to enter. You'll be asked to create an account in Awards Force and once you've done that, you'll be able to enter as many categories as you like. 

Allow yourself plenty of time, so you don't miss the closing deadline of Friday 23 August 2024.  

Deadline:

All entries close Friday 23 August 2024.

How do we know who has won?

Finalists and state/ territory winners will be announced at state end of year events throughout December. National winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 20 February 2025, in Sydney.

Key dates

21 June 2024                            Entries open

23 August 2024                        Entries close

December 2024                       Finalists and state winners announced

20 February 2025                     FIA's Gala Awards Dinner

Frequently Asked Questions

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