|Our History and Plans|
OUR HISTORY AND PLANS
ASF is an independent NFP organisation and is not tied to any educational or training institution.
Launched in 2008, ASF offered 30 places in education and training programs as it tested its business model and processes, organised its national network of scholarship assessment committees and expanded its scholarship offerings. By year end ASF had offered scholarships at a running value exceeding $400,000 a year, with an initial emphasis on financial management of NFPs.
In 2009 ASF offered over 100 places and scholarships at a market value of $450,000. It also expanded its education partnerships to 10, including six major universities.
This offering more than doubled in 2010 to over 200 places and scholarships valued at over $1million. ASF’s Education Partners had grown to 16, including eight universities throughout Australia.
2011 delivered over 600 scholarships with a market value of $1.6m and in 2012 we offered 680 worth over $2m. ASF now has 25 education partners and over 120,000 NFP directors and staff now receive email alerts and newsletters about regular ASF offerings through the year.
Our aim over the next 3 years is to continue to scale ASF up without increasing costs significantly.
Following are ASF's key strategic objectives for 2013 - 2016:
1. Scholarship Offerings
Commission research to:
4. Operations / Governance
Further develop IT infrastructure including:
Further develop Council and structure including:
5. Increase ASF brand awareness
6. Focus advocacy to increase Australian investment in NFP education, training & development