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Non-Profit Fellowship Program

February 02nd, 2015

The Harvard Club of Victoria provides funding to up to 3 CEO's of non-profit organisations based in Victoria to attend the one week Harvard Business School program Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management ("SPNM") in Cambridge, Massachusetts in July.

The A$12,000 award covers SPNM course fees (tuition and case materials, accommodation, and meals), as well as travel to and from Boston, including a side-trip to allow for visits to appropriate non-profit organisations in North America.

The HCV Non-Profit Fellowship award is available to CEO's in service delivery organisations in the community service sector, with particular focus on:

  • Alcohol and drug dependency
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disability
  • Family violence
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Indigenous services
  • Mental health
  • Refugee resettlement

These organisations must be based in Victoria, have DGR status and should have annual revenues over A$3 million. CEOs of industry associations (e.g. peak bodies), management support organisations, and consulting firms are not eligible.

The program has been running for 15 years. We began by focusing on the disability sector and last year broadened the program to include the wider community sector. We have now sent 27 CEO's to Harvard; the feedback from the CEO's has been uniformly excellent and we are confident that the Fellowship provides an outstanding leadership development experience for non-profit leaders. Our aim is to help them make an even bigger impact in the community service sector in future years. 

This year's deadline for applications is the Sunday 15 March 2015.

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