The Digital Fundraising Fellowship is skills turbo boost for fundraisers, campaigners and communicators that focuses entirely on effective, efficient and integrated digital fundraising programs. The dynamic, intensive and practical program is lead by Michael Whitney and Nicole Aro.

Michael helped revolutionise small dollar donations at massive scale, as Online Fundraising Manager for Bernie 2016; Nicole Aro is the Director of Digital Strategies at the AFL-CIO who specialises in organisation structures, change-management and leadership required drive increased fundraising and supporter engagement.

The Digital Fundraising Fellowship is open to participants working in civil society organisations, and companies servicing the non-profit sector, from across Australia and New Zealand.

The program covers a deep dive into digital fundraising strategies, acquisition and advertising, email programs - including list management and content, social media fundraising, a tools and technology comparison, as well as approaches to structuring, managing and leading a digital fundraising team in both large and small organisations.

Australia's civil society is stronger when the people working for our many organisations have a diversity of experience and backgrounds. The Digital Fundraising Fellowship is specifically for mid-senior level staff in Australian and New Zealand civil society organisations who have some responsibility for fundraising and/or digital engagement in their organisation. We strongly encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences to apply.

Fellowship Alumni pose for their photo at Progress 2015

Key Dates

  • Applications: We will respond to applications on an ongoing basis and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

    • First round applications will conclude on 11th November.

    • Second round applications will conclude on 2nd December.

  • Retreat: 7th - 11th February

    • Fellows will gather in person in gorgeous Queenscliff, about 90 minutes drive from CBD Melbourne for a five-day retreat to connect and learn more interactively.

COSTS

  • $5,600 + GST: Full Price - for businesses and BCorps servicing the non-profit sector

  • $3,950 + GST: Standard non-profit concession - for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia of over $3 million

  • $3,250 + GST: Small non-profit concession - for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia between $500,000 and $3 million.

  • $2,100 + GST: Community concession - for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia of less than $500,000.

  • $1,200 + GST: Scholarship - for individual community campaigners who lack any organisational support. Scholarships are very limited, and their availability is subject to sponsorship procurement.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please fill out our application form below. We will respond to applications on an ongoing basis and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We will continue accepting applications until the 24th of November.

  • First round applications will conclude on 11 November.

  • Second round applications will conclude on 24 November.