Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award
The Arthur Venn Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an FIA Member who has made an outstanding contribution to FIA and the fundraising sector in Australia. The fundraiser should have shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.
Biography - 20%
Details of nominated fundraiser’s work in the sector including significant fundraising achievements of their career to date.
Professional development attended - 10%
List of courses attended and detail on how this professional development has contributed to the nominated fundraiser’s career and to the profession of fundraising.
Professional development presented - 20%
List of published articles, courses presented or where the nominee has assisted with delivery. Detail how this has contributed to the nominated fundraiser's career and to the profession of fundraising.
Service to FIA - 15%
Please provide brief details about the nominee’s service to FIA through engagement with various committees on either a state or national level.
Service in or to the profession and the community - 15%
Detail of voluntary service to the sector which could include advocacy for the fundraising profession within the broader community; professional service to fundraising through other organisations; mentoring, volunteer work or service to the community outside of their normal occupation; fundraising advocacy to the government, and any research conducted or publications authored, that are relevant to the non-profit sector.
Summary of award nomination - 10%
a) Provide a summary of the award nomination, including why the nominee should win this award. Provide examples of how the nominee has demonstrated consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.
b) Please provide a short (approx. 1-3 min) video telling us why the nominee should win this award. This can be a simple video filmed on your phone. The quality of the production will not be considered in the judging process – it’s about the story you tell.
Referral letter - 10%
A referral letter from the nominee's referee. The referral letter must include evidence that the fundraiser has demonstrated consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.
Who can enter this category?
The nominator must be an FIA member with a current, full professional or organisational membership (nominated or additional staff) held for a 12-month period.
The nominee must be at least an EMFIA or FFIA credential who has held a current full professional or organisational membership (nominated or additional staff) held for a 10-year period.
A CFRE credential is highly regarded.
The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the sector.