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Help Us to Ensure ASF Continues to Provide Scholarships to NFPs

Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) works to strengthen the not-for-profit (NFP) sector by providing access to education and training opportunities for people working in NFP organisations. Because they run so leanly, most NFP organisations simply don’t have the funds to provide education and professional development for their people. And donors are reluctant to have their money go into administration costs. This results in a chronic lack of investment in education and training in NFPs.

Yet a strong organisation with well-skilled people will be better able to assist their beneficiaries. Please help us to ensure NFPs continue to access education opportunities by donating here.

Since 2008, ASF has provided nearly $9 million of education and training scholarships for the NFP sector, including short courses, postgraduate courses and mentoring programs in the areas of leadership, management and governance.

ASF has awarded over 3,500 scholarships to individuals like Rhett Corker, Program Accountability Manager at the Movember Foundation. Rhett attended the University of Melbourne’s Executive Decision Making & Negotiation course last June and said “the course helped me fine-tune my experience in negotiating outcomes as well as build my awareness of effective decision making. Bringing these skills to my role at Movember means funds raised by our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas are applied efficiently, providing fast and effective outcomes in the areas Movember works in – prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.”

Our Funding Model

We are fortunate that we have had amazing support from foundations including the Origin Foundation, Perpetual, Bankwest Foundation and Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation to fund scholarships, as well as from our education provider partners themselves.

However, ASF is also a NFP, and we need to raise funds for our own capacity so that we can continue to provide access to education for thousands of NFPs. We are lean and highly effective.

For every $1 donated to ASF, $6 in scholarships is realised.

If you are a beneficiary of an ASF Scholarship, regularly browse our large database of scholarship opportunities on our website or simply believe in the importance of funding greater education and training for the NFP sector, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ASF today.

We have BIG plans for the years to come and need your help to ensure we can deliver more terrific opportunities to the NFP sector.

Thank you for your support in strengthening the Australian NFP sector. Click HERE for further information about how you can help.