Young Fundraiser of the Year

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The Young Fundraiser of the Year Award rewards a fundraiser aged 30 years or younger who has made a significant contribution to fundraising. The fundraiser should have shown consistent excellence and best practice through their actions, leadership and intellect.

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

Each state winner will receive a complimentary registration to the FIA Conference and Gala Awards Dinner. The national winner will be awarded with a scholarship to an international fundraising convention.


Biography - 10%

Details of nominated fundraiser’s career to date, focusing on their work in the sector including significant achievements of their career so far.


Innovation and Impact - 20%

Outline two to three key achievements of the nominee in their career to date, focusing on exemplary results when benchmarked in the sector, challenges overcome in the pursuit of excellence or innovative fundraising practice.


Commitment to personal and professional development - 10%

Outline investments in career development including courses attended, tertiary learning as well as any professional accreditation or credentials such as CFRE which will strengthen their career in fundraising.


Service in or to the fundraising sector and community - 10%

Details of voluntary service to the sector which could include advocacy for the fundraising profession within the broader community; service to FIA or other peak bodies; professional service to fundraising through other organisations (board, committees), or direct service delivery in the community.


Career achievements and acknowledgements - 20%

Provide details of other achievements of the nominee in fundraising, including scholarships awarded, speaker roles or

other awards won.


Summary of award nomination - 30%

a) Provide a summary of the award nomination, including examples of how the nominee has shown 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.

Who can enter this category?

The nominator and nominee must be members of FIA who have a current full professional or organisational membership held for a 12-month period.

The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the sector and be no older than 30.

Submission guide

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


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