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Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2015 PDF Print E-mail

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A Not-for-Profit Event Not to be Missed

Philanthropy Australia is now accepting registrations for the bi-annual National Conference, designed for not-for-profit leaders and those who are philanthropically minded. Whether you want to find out the latest news, discover global trends in giving or connect with other thought leaders, this event is not to be missed.

The conference will be held from 2nd - 3rd September in Melbourne, and will bring together delegates from the philanthropic, advisory and not-for-profit sectors.

This year's program is filled with thought-provoking presentations and discussions developed to promote, connect and champion innovative and best practice philanthropy and giving in Australia.

Click here to find out more about the conference and to register!

PhD Opportunity in Australia - 2015 PDF Print E-mail

New PhD Opportunity in Australia - 2015


The University of Western Australia (UWA) Business School, together with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), is seeking a top quality postgraduate student (international or domestic) from the not-for-profit community to undertake a Doctorate by Research (PhD) starting in early 2015.

This is a wonderful opportunity to further the groundbreaking research by UWA, CSI and ASF on the impact of both formal and informal work learning on the governance, leadership, and management capacity of not-for-profit organisations.

The postgraduate position provides the opportunity to develop the intellectual and technical expertise required for a career relating to organisational behaviour, learning and development, and human resource management.

Click here to find out more about this incredible opportunity!

Applications close 29th August, 2014 for international candidates and 31st October, 2014 domestic candidates.

AICD Interview with Amy Lyden PDF Print E-mail

Strengthening Not-for-Profits - Interview with ASF's CEO Amy Lyden

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ASF have been featured in the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest eXPRESSO magazine. In the interview, ASF’s own CEO Amy Lyden, a specialist in online businesses and communities, was asked to share her experiences with the not-for-profit sector.

Amy sheds some light on the challenges and successes ASF has faced as an organisation, as well as its innovative IT platform which allows ASF to efficiently achieve its mission of strengthening the not-for-profit sector through education and training.

Click here to watch the interview.

Click here to read the article in eXPRESSO magazine.

Tessa and Andrew - Fulbright Blog PDF Print E-mail

Tessa Boyd-Caine and Andrew Tyndale: On Location in the US

In 2013, ASF had the privilege of awarding a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership to Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine of ACOSS and Mr Andrew Tyndale of Grace Mutual. Tessa and Andrew were the inaugural winners of the prestigious scholarship, which has continued to run in 2014 and 2015.

With their scholarships, Tessa and Andrew have travelled to New York City and Washington DC to research issues around how non-profit organisations can strengthen and lead the trust and confidence in which this sector is held. They aim to identify processes in the US that could be adapted to better support the Australian NFP sector.

Tessa Boyd-Caine

During her four-month stint in the US, Tessa will be sharing her experiences in blog form via Probono Australia’s website. This week she explored how American charities engage in transparency and accountability, and how Australian charities can utilise these techniques.

Click here to read about Tessa’s experiences.

Andrew Tyndale Andrew has started his own blog where he will be sharing his own personal experiences in the US, the sights he sees and the people he meets along the way. Andrew intends to develop ways to attract commercial funding (primarily pension savings funds) into this sector during his time at The Milken Institute.

Click here to read about Andrew's experiences.

Governance Institute - Certificate in Governance for NFPs PDF Print E-mail

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Sydney, Brisbane and Perth in 2014

The Governance Institute, Origin Foundation and ASF are pleased to offer 2x 100% scholarships for the Governance Institute's Certificate in Governance for Not-for-Profits. Valued at $3156 each, the scholarships will be offered to board members and senior professionals of charitable not-for-profit organisations who meet agreed selection criteria.


The Certificate is tailored to meet the legal, regulatory and financial reporting requirements of the NFP sector which is currently undergoing reform. It has been designed to equip people involved in NFP organisations with a strong foundation for good governance while recognising the specific requirements of the sector.

Don’t miss out! Applications close 21st May - APPLY NOW!

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