Fundraising Institute Australia is delighted to launch the 2021 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 their fundraising teams and volunteers 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.

How much does it cost to submit?

There is no charge to enter the 2021 Awards, thanks to our Award Sponsors Precision Fundraising and MonDial Telephone Fundraising.  Applications are open from 1 July to 4 September 2020.

What is the submission process?

Who can enter?

​The FIA Awards are open to 2020/2021 financial members of FIA only. Check the individual award categories for specific requirements.

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 4 September.  


All entries close Friday 4 September 2020.

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 Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner during FIA’s 44th Fundraising Conference in Melbourne on 25 February 2021.

Key dates

1 July 2020                              Entries open

4 September 2020                  Entries close

December 2020                      Finalists and state winners announced

25 February 2021                    Fundraisers' Gala Awards Dinner

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Read through our FIA Awards 2021 FAQ's.

Need Help?

Don’t have the time or resources to write your award submission?  Support is now available! Contact us as soon as possible, and no later than 1 August, to discuss further and get you the support you need.


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