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The Australian Scholarships Foundation – ASF - is the only Australian organisation solely focused on funding and facilitating scholarships for Australian not for profit (NFP) directors and staff to undertake education, training  and mentoring programs that improve their ability to lead and manage their organisations.

ASF is the Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Fund of AusSchol Incorporated, an Australian registered charity, ABN 83 420 919 581.

ASF works with a number of Education Partners and Supporters to access and make scholarships available in a growing range of leadership and management training programs. These include post graduate university diploma, certificate and degree courses, short management and other training programs and specialized mentoring services. Disciplines covered include leadership, finance, accounting and risk management, board governance, strategic planning, project management, marketing and social networking. 

ASF does not provide any education and training programs in its own right, although it commissions education providers and private companies to deliver specific programs that meet NFP needs.

Full details, application forms and terms and conditions of current scholarships can be viewed at Current Scholarships Available in “Scholarships” & “FAQs”.

ASF is a proud member of Philanthropy Australia.

HerBusiness NFP Scholarships


HerBusiness Scholarships for NFPs

Online training at your fingertips

HerBusiness (formerly the Australian Businesswomen's Network) supports the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by offering fully funded scholarships for its unique collection of online webinars and on-demand short courses, focusing predominantly on leadership, marketing, social media, and business practices. Scholarships are open to both men and women working (in a paid or voluntary role) for charitable NFPs Australia-wide.

The following HerBusiness scholarships are currently available:

People Power: Should you hire, outsource or contract your next team member? This two-part course will set you on your way to creating the ultimate team. Suitable for managers of small and micro organisations. Deadline: 10th November 2016

Effective Growth Management Strategies: This webinar will demonstrate the key aspects of a master plan that will allow you to manage the growth of your organisation. You'll look at the pitfalls and dangers of mismanaging your most important resources. Managing Finances as You Grow. Deadline: 21st November 2016

Email Liaison: This webinar will show you how to easily build an online community of loyal stakeholders that will keep your organisation growing more and more each day. Deadline: 8th December 2016

100% SCHOLARSHIPS open to applicants Australia-wide. APPLY NOW!

Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society

Not-for-Profits in the Digital Age

If your not-for-profit organisation is like many others around the world, your daily operations - in part or completely - rely on digital technology. At the very least you have an online presence and you’re attempting to navigate the digital landscape of social media, apps, crowdfunding and CRMs. In truth, we’re only just beginning to comprehend the ways technology will affect us.

Stanford University Digital Civil Society

As a sector, we now have unprecedented access to the individuals we aim to support. Digital tools enable us to gather data which has the potential to change and innovate our approach to fundraising and service delivery, provide insight into community needs, and increase our overall efficiency and understanding. However, one of the challenges of digital data is knowing when and how to tap into it, as well as understanding the associated risks and responsibilities we have to protect it.

A study by the Perpetual Foundation and Stanford University of more than 120 NFPs found that 73 per cent didn’t feel confident in their boards’ ability to manage their digital governance responsibilities. Similarly, most believe they employ staff with the right skills but 34 per cent don’t feel their boards are able to wield digital tools in the same way.

The study was conducted in the lead up to a series of workshops delivered by Stanford University in Sydney and Melbourne to bring digital data governance to the attention of not-for-profit boards and executives throughout Australia. Over two days, a group of NFP leaders heard from Lucy Bernholz, Co-director of Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, about all the ways we voluntarily use private resources for public benefit in the digital age, the impact of digital on NFP governance and operations, and how to use digital data ethically, safely and effectively (check out Stanford’s online toolkit).

The workshops mark the beginning of a powerful, three year partnership between Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), the Perpetual Foundation and the Australian Scholarships Foundation. The wider program aims to give NFPs, philanthropists and sector leaders in Australia access to Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab, and give 10 NFP leaders the opportunity to study at Stanford’s Non-Profit Management Institute in Palo Alto, California. Stay tuned for more details.

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600,000 NFP organisations contributes nearly 5% to GDP -$41b annually employs nearly 900,000 people attracts 4.6m volunteers
(source: ABS 2006-07 and Productivity Commission 2010)