320 Australia-wide Scholarships for Not-for-Profit Directors and Chairs - Available Now!
For the fourth year running, ASF is partnering with Perpetual and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to offer 320 scholarships to help not-for-profit (NFP) organisations enhance their governance.
Applications are now open for the Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors course and the Not-for-Profit Chairman course, run by the AICD and funded by the Perpetual Foundation, in partnership with the JS Love Trust.
ASF will award 320 places (valued at over $1,000 each) for the courses aimed at board directors 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.
A research study by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia and the Australian Scholarships Foundation, funded by the Origin Foundation, has established links between the scholarship program and improved performance by individual directors and boards.
Perpetual’s General Manager of Philanthropy, Andrew Thomas, said these insights suggest that providing NFPs with help to fund education and organisational development is making a real difference.
Amy Lyden, CEO of ASF, said the scholarships are an opportunity to strengthen the effectiveness of NFPs.
“Governance training for NFP boards continues to be an overwhelming demand for ASF. An effective board quite often equates to a more effective NFP organisation, and everyone benefits as a result. We thank Perpetual and JS Love Trust for generously supporting this initiative”, said Ms Lyden.
The courses will run in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth (NFP Directors) and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth (NFP Chairman) in February 2015.
Not-for-Profit Directors and Chairs Australia-wide are encouraged to apply. This is a fantastic opportunity to build your skills in governance to better serve your NFP organisaton.
Don’t miss your chance – APPLY NOW! Applications close Monday 27th October 2014 at 5pm AEDT.
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