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.
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