Best Practice in Fundraising Briefing

Tue 11 Dec 2018
4.00pm to 5.30pm





Katherine Raskob

Katherine Raskob

CEO, Fundraising Institute Australia

Katherine is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fundraising Institute Australia, the largest representative body for the $12.5 billion charitable fundraising sector. Previously she was Director of Communications & Customer Experience at the network called the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership, incorporating Australia’s largest marketing association, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising (ADMA), where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of personalised, member engagement and customer experience, brand, all internal and external communications including digital, social and PR and technology platforms and solutions for the network.

Her experience encompasses both established and start-up, commercial and not-for-profit companies including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and SBS, Australia’s national multilingual and multicultural broadcaster, where she spent more than seven years as Head of Group Marketing, responsible for all marketing communications for SBS programs and services across all platforms. While at SBS she managed large internal and external agency teams to achieve award-winning, highly effective campaigns that engaged audiences and stakeholders. Her achievements include the launch of the now iconic SBS brand refresh ‘Six billion stories and counting…’ and the launch of SBS’s digital platform SBS ON DEMAND as well as the establishment of connected communities for SBS content areas.

Katherine is also a member of the Board of Directors of Girl Guides Australia and was previously on the boards of Synergy & Taikoz, Australia’s leading percussion ensembles, and Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image. She grew up in Minnesota, USA where she completed her undergraduate degree as well as a Master of International Business Management degree. Katherine is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James Garland

James Garland


James has been working in the fields of non-profit strategy, marketing, fundraising, brand management and community development for the past 20 years. His studies encompass a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, an MBA from Swinburne University and international fundraising accreditation through CFRE.

In 2015, James founded strategic marketing group Garland Blanchard and now spends the majority of his working life advising and supporting non-profit organisations on strategic fundraising, government and donor engagement and program development.

James has delivered strategies and campaigns for world-leading non-profits including: World Vision, FightMND, Aspergers Victoria, Plan International, G.E.S.A., the Burnet Institute, FunFlight and The Royal Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience Foundation. James has held a number of executive leadership positions across both the commercial and non-government sectors, including at global development organisation Save the Children, Able Australia Disability Services and more recently as CEO of Melbourne-based non-profit Australian Prostate Cancer Research.

James is the Chairman of the Fundraising Institute Australia and has a number of other voluntary positions within his local community including as a CFA firefighter.

FIA CEO Katherine Raskob and FIA Chair James Garland will attend the event and present on the need for continued best practice in fundraising and adherence to the FIA Code of Practice.

Senior fundraising and NFP professionals are expected to attend the event which will also including time for networking.


Financial Institute of Australia

Contact details

Tanya Stephenson
Members & Directors Executive
T. +61 3 6242 2200