Non Profit Fellowships

2019 Applications are now closed

Founding Patrons: Mr William D Ferris AC and Mrs Lea Ferris
Chair: Lisa George

The Harvard Club of Australia (HCA), in partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF), is pleased to once again support not-for-profit leaders with an opportunity to study at Harvard Business School in the United States.

The Non-Profit Fellowships

In recognition of the strong social and economic significance of the non-profit sector to the Australian community, The Harvard Club of Australia is offering two Fellowships to attend the highly regarded six-day course Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) in July 2019 at the Harvard Business School.

Now in its 19th year, the Harvard Club of Australia Non-Profit Fellowships help fulfil the increasing demand for managerial skills and strategic decision-making within the not-for-profit sector. The course will assist participants to examine their missions, develop new strategies and improve the effectiveness of their organisations.

 About the Course:

Today's NFP organisations are faced with shifting demands for services, mounting financial pressures, and diverse operational challenges. To fulfil their missions, nonprofit leaders must step up their game and create organizations that can thrive in the midst of change. Exploring crucial concepts and skills for nonprofit leadership in uncertain times, this program will prepare you to strengthen fiscal management and accountability while leading the evolution needed to create an effective, high-performing organization.

The Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program delivers the strategic perspectives, leadership skills, and practical tools you need to drive change across the organisation. You will leave fully prepared to take decisive action and create a more responsive, successful, and sustainable not-for-profit organisation.

 What You Will Learn:

Through a rich learning experience that includes faculty presentations, case studies on not-for-profit organisations, group exercises, and structured and informal group discussions, you will explore how today's not-for-profit leaders are tackling a broad range of challenges. As you enhance core skills crucial to managing not-for-profit organisations, you will prepare to implement new strategies and drive change across your organisation.

 Who Should Attend?

Nonprofit executive directors and chief executive officers who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and major programs of their organisations - and who have been in their current role for at least one year by the program start date. Participating organisations must be public-serving nonprofits, fully operational, and out of the start-up phase; they typically have operating budgets in excess of A$1 million. 

 Course Details:

Recipients of the 2019 Non-Profit Fellowships will attend the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course in July 2019 over 6 days.

Course location: Harvard Business School campus, Boston, United States

Course dates: Sunday 14 - Saturday 20 July, 2019