Nominations Open: HCA Nonprofit Fellowship 2018

The HCA Nonprofit Fellowship Program 2018
Founding Patrons:  William D. Ferris AC and Lea Ferris


HCA Member Nominations – now to Friday 1 December 2017

Today we launch the 18th year of our Club’s Nonprofit Fellowships and I am honoured to continue as Chair of the program again this year. 
As in previous years, we invite you to identify and nominate suitable nonprofit CEO candidates to join the ranks of the 40 outstanding leaders selected to date.
The nomination process is straightforward.  All the relevant details, the eligibility criteria and the online nomination form are on the HCA website Here.

**Please note the program dates for 2018 are different to previous years to allow more planning time for our successful Fellows.  The Nomination process will now close on Friday 1 December 2017, and applications must be received by 5 February 2018.**
The HCA Nonprofit Fellowships were created in 2001 aiming to:

  • help bring enhanced leadership skills and performance to the Australian nonprofit sector;
  • assist nonprofit leaders to examine their missions, develop new strategies, improve organisational effectiveness;
  • lever the experience of those who are selected to benefit the Australian community generally.

Valued at $A12,500, each Fellowship has been funded by our patrons, Bill and Lea Ferris. We send two Fellows annually to Harvard Business School’s landmark course Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management* in July each year.  They return empowered and find it of real value throughout their careers. Our 480 applicants over the 17 years cover a very broad range of nonprofit endeavours from all over the nation.
Please contact me or HCA Administrator, Suzie Ruse (, if you have questions. 

We hope you will participate to help extend the impact of our program and the benefits to the sector.

Lisa George,
Chair, HCA Nonprofit Fellowship Program   

* Full details on the SPNM course can be obtained from: