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Strengthening NFP Boards - 2016 AICD Scholarships PDF Print E-mail

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245 Australia-wide Scholarships for Not-for-Profit Directors and Chairs - Available Now!

Applications are NOW OPEN for the fifth annual Not-for-Profit Governance Scholarship program, offering 245 scholarships for NFP directors and chairs, giving them the opportunity to improve their leadership and governance skills.

ASF is proud to partner with the Perpetual Foundation and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) once again to provide fully-funded scholarships to the AICD's Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course, the Role of the Not-for-Profit Chairman course and the Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance course, the newest addition to the scholarship program. Valued at over $1,000 each, the scholarships are aimed at board directors and chairmen of charitable organisations looking to develop a deeper knowledge of the responsibilities of directorship, financial governance and performance issues relating to not-for-profit organisations.

The scholarships are generously funded by the Perpetual Foundation and JS Love Trust, which is managed by Perpetual, and are run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). 

"Investing in the training and development of not-for-profit directors and chairs is critical to improving their skill set and building the capacity of the sector," said Perpetual’s National Manager Philanthropy & Non Profit Services, Caitriona Fay.

AICD’s NFP Sector Leader, Phil Butler, said enhancing governance levels is a high priority for NFPs, given donors are more prudent than ever in ensuring they are supporting organisations that manage finances efficiently and effectively.

With two thirds of not-for-profits (NFPs) identifying lack of board experience as a key concern within their organisations, these scholarships are "a wonderful opportunity for directors and chairs of NFP organisations to participate in governance programs and interact with fellow directors on the key issues affecting their organisations," says ASF's Chairman, Paul Murnane. "We know from research this training provides excellent ongoing benefits not just to the individual directors but to their organisations as well."

The courses will run in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in February 2016. 

Not-for-Profit Directors and Chairs Australia-wide are encouraged to apply. This is a valuable opportunity to build your skills in governance and better serve your NFP organisation.

Don’t miss your chance – APPLY NOW! Applications close Tuesday 27th October 2015 at 5pm AEDT.

Click here to read the media release.

Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants 2016 PDF Print E-mail

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Social Media Grants for NFPs in WA – NOW OPEN!

Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grants

The Bankwest Foundation has recently announced the second round of Social Media Grants for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia looking to develop their social media strategy for long-term impact.

The purpose of the grants is to better equip Volunteering Involving Organisations (VIOs) to communicate via social media channels with the primary aim of attracting and retaining a strong volunteer workforce. This is a unique opportunity to participate in ongoing social media training, mentorship, development and support throughout 2016.

There are up to 10x $10,000 grants available to WA-based NFPS, which will give them access to a 12 month mentoring program delivered by Hancock Creative, an award-winning creative agency who have specifically designed this program - in collaboration with the Bankwest Foundation and ASF - to help not-for-profits in an area they need it most.

Ms Paula Rogers from Bapistcare, a 2015 grant recipient, says, "The mentoring that we have received has provided the courage to dare and to trial different methods of communication …Our ability to market using social media will be part of our future proofing to position our organisation for current and future clients. It has really given us a competitive advantage in a budget constrained NFP world."

Click below to hear from the recipients of the 2015 Grants:

Bankwest Social Media Grants

Click HERE for more information and to APPLY for a Bankwest Foundation Social Media Grant.

Applications close Thursday 29th October, 2015.

Stanford Australia Foundation - 2016 Scholarships PDF Print E-mail

Stanford University - Executive Education - APPLY NOW!

The Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) is currently offering two scholarships specifically for not-for-profit organisations to attend one of Stanford University’s highly valued executive education programs in 2016. Stanford teaches leaders to be pioneers of the modern frontier, to think critically, challenge assumptions and change the rules of competition.

Successful applicants of the Stanford Australia Foundation Dyson Bequest Scholarship will receive up to $65,000 (towards course fees and economy travel) to attend the prestigious six-week Stanford Executive Program in the US.

Successful applicants of the Stanford Australia Foundation Scholarship will receive up to $15,000 (towards course fees and economy travel) to attend a Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) executive course of the recipient's choice including the celebrated Executive Program for NonProfit Leaders.

This is an incredible opportunity for not-for-profit executives and leaders to gain essential skills and experience, whilst enhancing the effectiveness of their organisation and the wider Australian community.

Click HERE to find out more. Applications close 5pm AEST on Wednesday 30th September, 2015. Last chance to apply!

Learning for Purpose Report PDF Print E-mail

Learning for Purpose: a Milestone for the Australian NFP Sector and its Workforce

Learning for Purpose

The Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) is proud to announce the launch of a new report: Learning for Purpose: Researching the Social Return on Education and Training in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector.

The report has been prepared by the Centre for Social Impact at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and summarises what has been a three-year collaborative research effort with the Origin Foundation and ASF.

It contains ground-breaking research on the social return on education and training in the Australian Not-for-Profit sector, and demonstrates that the success and sustainability of the Australian NFP sector hinges substantially on its people. It presents seven key findings which show that developing NFP employees and volunteers has multiple positive effects for the individuals, the organisations, and the purposes they serve. Learning for Purpose also reveals that training can improve an employee’s role clarity, job knowledge, and self-confidence, and lead to better decisions and leadership behaviours, reduced costs, more funding, better services and beneficiary well-being.

Lead researcher, Dr Ramon Wenzel from UWA said: “For the first time we can demonstrate on the basis of research that professional development really works for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector. It’s not about making NFP employees and volunteers work harder, but smarter.”

Learning for Purpose calls upon funders, the public, government and even NFP leaders and organisations themselves to see professional development as an important investment rather than an overhead.


AIM WA Diploma of Project Management Scholarship PDF Print E-mail

Diploma of Project Management Scholarship for WA NFPs - Apply Now!


The Bankwest Foundation and AIM WA are offering up to 5x 100% scholarships for those living and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to study AIM WA’s Diploma of Project Management in 2015.

Skilled project managers are a valuable resource for every organisation. They deliver results that have a direct impact on organisational performance and productivity. The Diploma of Project Management is designed specifically for people who have direct responsibility for the management of one or more projects, and provides the skills, knowledge and recognition for people entrusted with this important responsibility.

Valued at $3535, the scholarship is the newest addition to the Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program, which focuses on supporting WA NFPs by offering high quality professional development opportunities.

If you live and work for a charitable not-for-profit organisation in Western Australia we’d love to hear from you! Click here to find out more and to apply for a scholarship.

Applications close Friday 31st July – get in quick!

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