HCV Non-Profit Fellowship


The Harvard Club of Victoria provides funding to up to 3 CEOs 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$14,000 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 nonprofit organisations in North America.
The HCV Non-Profit Fellowship award is available to CEOs in service delivery organisations in the community service sector, with particular focus on:
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disability
  • Family violence
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Indigenous services
  • Mental health
  • Refugee resettlement
These organisations must be based in Victoria, must 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.
Click here to view a short video about the SPNM program. 

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, HBS had to postpone the SPNM Program scheduled for July 2020. Consequently the HCV Non-Profit Fellowship program will be paused until later in 2021. We will recommence applications for the program in 2022 in November/December 2021. Further information will be available closer to the application opening dates.

2020 was a turbulent year for the Non-Profit Fellowship. The selection and interview process were held, by the Committee, around the beginning of the first Victorian COVID Pandemic shutdown. Nonetheless, the NPF Committee held the interviews via Zoom and identified the two recipients of the fellowship. As mentioned above as the year progressed, it became clear that the recipients would not able to travel to the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management course (SPNM) held on the Harvard Business School campus. Therefore, HBS made the decision to hold the program online.

We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Harvard Club of Victoria 2020 HCV Non-Profit Fellowship recipients are;
- Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald; CEO, Scope (Australia)
- Marcus Godinho; CEO, FairShare


Including these two, we will have sent 44 CEOs from the Community Sector in Victoria to HBS. This would not have been possible without the generous support of Harvard alumni.


For more information on our recent Fellowship recipients, please click here 

For what recent Fellowship recipients thought about the program, click here. 
For a list of HCV Fellowship recipients to date, please click here
Fundraising for our Non-Profit Fellowship program is provided by Club member donations and through fundraising at Club events. If you would like to support the HCV Non-Profit Fellowship you can click here to donate. Your donation is tax-deductible and will be remitted to the HCV Fund at Good2Give.    

Any queries about the program may be addressed to Mandy Croker at mandy@harvardclubofvictoria.org.au.