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ASF is thrilled with our partnership with the Australian Businesswomen's Network, which assists us in our mission of strengthening the not-for-profit (NFP) sector through education, training and development opportunities for staff of NFPs. ASF has had the pleasure of partnering with ABN since early 2013, and since then we have awarded over 210x 100% scholarships to NFP sector employees for a wide range of online webinars run by the ABN. We'd like to thank the ABN for its ongoing support of and contribution to the NFP sector's growth and development through these valuable scholarships.


The Australian Businesswomen's Network support the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by generously offering up to 5x 100% scholarships for each of their online webinars. The ABN has a unique collection of online courses, which focus predominantly on marketing, social media, business practices and strategy, copywriting, finance, website content, SEO and people management. These scholarships cater to small businesses and start ups, as well as charitable not-for-profit organisations.

Attendees generally have access to a 60 - 90 minute webinar, live Q&A, resource materials, templates and links to useful sites and tools, as well as the recording to review the session time and time again. The webinar format enables scholarship recipients to take part in professional development from the comfort of their own home or office.

Click here to apply for an ABN scholarship!

Suzi Dafnis

A few words from Suzi Dafnis, ABN's CEO

Tell us a little bit about your organisation.

"The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) is an online membership community designed to teach women the skills to start, manage and grow their business. We provide online training (short courses and webinars) utilising the latest in e-learning and new media as well as one-on-one mentoring for small-business owners.

Our vision is to empower and inspire women to reach their full potential in business."

Why did your organisation decide to partner with ASF to offer scholarships to the NFP sector?

"We believe that business is a platform to create social change. We recognise that not-for-profit organisations, like small-businesses, suffer from lack of access to resources, training and role models. We admire the work that ASF does to connect managers and employees of NFPs with good educators and are honoured to be able to be a partner and to deliver training to this sector."

What outcome do you hope to achieve as a result of these scholarships?

"We hope to support the growth and transformation of the organisations that chose to participating in our trainings scholarships."


Tracy Hocking

Tracy Hocking, Communications Coordinator at Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

Awarded an ABN scholarship for the Fire Up Your Facebook Results webinar, October 2014

"Marketing in the social media era relies heavily on building community. Using Facebook to strengthen this community, as outlined in this high quality webinar presented by the Australian Businesswomen’s Network Webinar, is highly beneficial for small businesses with limited budget.  Tips and techniques on advertising on Facebook have reaped wonderful results for us."

Kelly Eather

Kelly Eather, Communications and Development Specialist at The Greater Charitable Foundation

Awarded an ABN scholarship for the Fire Up Your Facebook Results webinar, October 2014

"The ‘Fire Up Your Facebook Results’ webinar was fantastic. It shared both practical tips and insightful data regarding Facebook and other social media channels. This range of information was beneficial in allowing me to build a stronger social media strategy and emphasised what I needed to do to re-target our communications to be more effective."

Click here to apply for an ABN scholarship!