GTG
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Finance

2016 Not for Profit Governance Scholarships Open


Thursday, 8th October 2015 at 8:55 am
Ellie Cooper, Journalist
Philanthropic trust managers, Perpetual, the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Australian Institute of Company Directors have joined together to boost Not for Profit governance, opening applications for the 2016 Not for Profit Governance Scholarships.

Thursday, 8th October 2015
at 8:55 am
Ellie Cooper, Journalist


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
2016 Not for Profit Governance Scholarships Open
Thursday, 8th October 2015 at 8:55 am

Philanthropic trust managers, Perpetual, the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Australian Institute of Company Directors have joined together to boost Not for Profit governance, opening applications for the 2016 Not for Profit Governance Scholarships.

Perpetual said the fifth annual Not for Profit Governance Scholarship program was offering 245 scholarships for NFP directors and chairs and giving them the opportunity to improve their leadership and governance skills.

The courses are funded by the Perpetual Foundation and JS Love Trust, which is managed by Perpetual, and are run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

“Investing in the training and development of Not for Profit directors and chairs is critical to improving their skill set and building the capacity of the sector,” Perpetual’s National Manager Philanthropy & Non Profit Services, Caitriona Fay, said.

“As one of the largest managers of charitable wealth in Australia, one of Perpetual’s key objectives is to contribute to the advancement of the NFP sector and the quality of its leadership, governance, capability and accountability.

“These scholarships are a key component of our commitment to IMPACT philanthropy – investment that achieves long-lasting, maximum benefit to the community – and that means supporting the continuing development of the sector’s leaders.”

With donors more prudent than ever in ensuring they are supporting organisations that manage finances efficiently and effectively, AICD’s NFP Sector Leader, Phil Butler, said enhancing governance levels was a high priority for NFPs.

“These scholarships are a wonderful opportunity for directors and chairs of NFP organisations to participate in governance programs and interact with fellow directors on the key issues affecting their organisations. We know from research this training provides excellent ongoing benefits not just to the individual directors but to their organisations as well,” Butler said.

As the administrator of the scholarships, Australian Scholarships Foundation Chairman Paul Murnane said a small improvement in the NFP sector’s effectiveness could mean big gains for the Australian community.

“NFPs control significant assets and have a large workforce, and they are growing in both size and importance. Improved leadership and management capacity is critical to creating efficient and effective NFPs that contribute to the ongoing creation of vital social capital,” Murnane said.

2016 will see the addition of a new course to the program.

The Governance Foundations for Directors course will be supplemented by the Advanced Not for Profit Governance course which will be open to NFP directors seeking to further their professional contribution and improve the performance of their board. The Role of the Not for Profit Chairman program will continue as a master class.

Applications are open until Tuesday 27 October 2015. The courses will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in February 2016. For more information and to apply, visit www.scholarships.org.au.


Ellie Cooper  |  Journalist  |  @ProBonoNews

Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NFPs Need the Basic Building Blocks to Survive in the Digital Age

Caitriona Fay

Wednesday, 15th August 2018 at 5:08 pm

Director Scholarships For NFP Emerging Leaders

Rachel McFadden

Thursday, 6th July 2017 at 1:44 pm

Scholarships for ‘Board Ready’ Women in the Disability Sector

Wendy Williams

Friday, 30th June 2017 at 4:27 pm

Scholarships Open For Aspiring Female NFP Leaders

Wendy Williams

Friday, 16th June 2017 at 5:05 pm

POPULAR

Concerns Raised Over NDIS Barriers for Homeless People With Disability

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 7th August 2018 at 8:24 am

NFPs Urged to Focus on Purpose

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 7th August 2018 at 8:27 am

Coordinated Care at Risk Under Marketisation of the NDIS

Luke Michael

Thursday, 9th August 2018 at 8:20 am

Disability Advocates Welcome Pledge to Remove NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 8th August 2018 at 5:12 pm

GTG
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!