2017 Program for Non-Profit Leaders, 18-20 May 2017 - OPEN for Bookings Now

To request a Brochure please contact:

Suzie Ruse, Program Manager
0424 243 369

HCA program for NON-PROFIT LEADERS 2017
strategies for scale and transforming impact
thursday 18 May - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Program Description

The object of the program is to provide leaders of non-for-profit (NFP) organisations with greater understanding of how to successfully build scale to transform the size and quality of their impact. It will cover the following topics:

  • how to evolve strategy and grow
  • understanding the strengths and weaknesses of a business model
  • how to develop and measure organisation success .

The 2017 Harvard Club of Australia Program for Non-Profit Leaders is an executive education program designed for senior management at non-profit organisations, and is presented by a Harvard Business School Professor using the acclaimed HBS case study method.

The Programs for Non-Profit Leaders sell out, so early booking is recommended.

testimonials from past participants

The course was the finest piece of adult education I had ever experienced. As someone who also teaches professionals, I was very inspired by both the teaching method and the content.
— Susanne Williamson, Head of Fundraising, Walter+Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
This program and experience actually has had a profound impact on me! The timing and focus is so relevant for me personally / professionally. I have found the method so important for helping
me to truly sit back, listen and be reflective. I have been able to take the discussion and consider immediately the application. I feel so empowered by the last 3 days - so ready to continue my professional development.
— Libby Mears, Chief Executive Officer, Leisure Networks



V. Kasturi Rangan

Kash Rangan is the Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing at the Harvard Business School. He presented the highly regarded 2016 program. Formerly the chairman of the Marketing Department (1998-2002), he is now the co-chairman of the school’s Social Enterprise Initiative. He has taught in a wide variety of MBA courses, including the core First-Year Marketing course (was its head across multiple sections from 1993-1996), and the second-year electives, Business Marketing and Channels-to-Market. He has also taught marketing in the Advanced Management Program for senior managers. Currently Rangan teaches the elective course, Business at the Base of the Pyramid.
In addition, he teaches in a number of focused executive education programs: Businessto-
Business Marketing Strategy, Strategic Perspectives on Non-Profit Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

In addition to his interest in business marketing, Professor Rangan is actively involved in studying the role of marketing in non-profit organisations, and specifically how it influences the adoption of social products and ideas. He has written a number of case
studies and articles on the topic.

He served as one of the founding co-chairs of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard, whose faculty study and teach the challenges of nonprofit management. He founded the executive program, Strategic Perspectives on Non-Profit Management, which he continues to teach in.  His current research is focused on understanding business models that address the needs and wants of 4.2 billion people living on less than $5/day. The aim of the research is to develop models of success that bring value to the base-of-the pyramid and yet are profitable and sustainable in the long run.

Rangan has a Bachelor of Technology from I.I.T. (Madras), 1971; an MBA from I.I.M. (Ahmedabad), 1973; and a Ph.D. in marketing from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), 1983. From 1973 to 1979, Rangan held several sales and marketing positions for a large multinational company in India. Rangan has engaged in a variety of executive
education programs, consultancies, and advisory activities for numerous commercial and non-profit enterprises.

INDICATIVE CASES and program content *

Case Study 1: Year Up: A Social Entrepreneur Builds High Performance.

Case Study 2: KaBoom! Play at Scale

A Question of Impact: Measuring the Scale and Scope of Social Performance

* Content is indicative, case studies subject to change at discretion of Professor Rangan

Program inclusions

The 2017 Program for Non-Profit Leaders includes:

  • An engaging, informative program featuring not-for-profit case study discussions and lectures with a leading strategy expert
  • Networking opportunities with other attendees
  • Thursday 5.15pm-7.00pm: Pre-program cocktail and networking event at Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

  • Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm: Program at NAB House, Level 15, 255 George St, Sydney

  • Saturday 8.00am - 3.00pm: Program at NAB House, Level 15, 255 George St, Sydney

  • Note: Accommodation is not included

Cost: $2000 + GST per person; payable in full upon registration.


Our program for leaders is aimed at CEOs and senior leaders of charitable not-for-profit organisations or social enterprises. The organisations they lead must, in the opinion of Harvard Club of Australia, generally fit one or more of the following criteria:

  1. They offer a charitable, community-public benefit or poverty relief purpose, as indicated by whether the NFP has Australian Tax Office TCC and/or DGR status, or “registered charity” status.
  2. They are a social enterprise or business (organisations using a business model to provide a social benefit) and which may not have TCC/DGR.
  3. They are an organisation with a community or public benefit purpose (generally evidenced by a “formal” governance structure, voluntary participation by members and independence from government).


Places are strictly limited to just 50 attendees!

For more information on our program for non-profit leaders, please complete your details below and a program supervisor will call you back.

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