top of page
Fundraising Team of the Year

The Fundraising Team of the Year category recognises internal fundraising teams working across a variety of campaigns to support the ongoing work of the organisation. The focus of the award is on teamwork and leveraging internal resources to achieve the organisation's fundraising objectives.

A winner will be selected from each state and territory will be announced as the Fundraising Team of the Year for that state/territory. Winners from each state will go through for national judging to determine the FIA National Fundraising Team of the Year. 


Executive summary - 20%

a) Provide a comprehensive summary of the award submission and how the fundraising team contributes to the organisation’s purpose. Outline the campaigns the team have worked on, and how teamwork was important to the overall success of these campaigns.


b) Please provide a short (approx. 1-3 min) video telling us why this team 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.

To see examples of some of the videos the judges have rated highly in the past, visit #TopTips | FIA Awards


Fundraising team structure and management strategy - 10%

Please outline the fundraising team structure and how campaign responsibilities were allocated. Explain the management of the team and how it impacted on results of the fundraising activities and performance of the team. How did the fundraising team work within the broader organisation to improve cooperation and effectiveness?


Activities delivered and key performance measurement - 20%

Please tell us about the activities (campaigns/projects/programs) this team has delivered and how you measured the success of each activity. How did the team leverage resources/knowledge of each of the activities delivered to increase the overall performance of the collective fundraising effort?


FIA Code Alignment - 10%

How did you ensure the team’s activities were best practice and aligned to the FIA Code?


Fundraising team development and investment in professional development - 20%

Please outline the organisation's team and staff development strategy. Detail commitment to professional development and how that contributed to the success of the fundraising activities and team effectiveness. Note: this may include both personal and professional development strategies.

Please detail staff retention in this team and what strategies are used to retain fundraising staff.


Impact and outcomes - 20%

Please tell us the overall impact that this team had on your fundraising activities.  How was this measured?

Who can enter this category?
Applicants must be a current (2024/2025) Organisational Member of FIA and have held Organisational Membership for at least 12 months. The submission must be approved by the CEO/Head of Fundraising or equivalent.

If you are not a current member or are unsure of your membership status, please call 1300 889 670.

Submission guide
Download the submission guide for full details, terms and conditions, and to plan your submission before you  start.

Download the pre-submission checklist to ensure you have everything you need prior to submitting your entry.

Applications close on Friday 23 August 2024

bottom of page