Non-Profit Fellowship Program extended to include the
Governance for Social Impact (GSI) Program in September 2019

I am delighted to update you about an exciting new development with the Non Profit Fellowship (NPF) Program that will be available exclusively to HCV members.

As you know the Harvard Club of Victoria promotes the fellowship of Harvard Alumni in Victoria through our events, website, and membership database and through the Non-Profit Fellowship.  NB - If you are not already a member, we would love to have you join our community. Recent graduates pay a nominal $1 for their first year of membership.

Each year for the past 20 years, the Harvard Club of Victoria, through its Non-Profit Fellowship (NPF) Program, invests in the leadership of the community services sector in Victoria through fellowships in the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) Program at Harvard Business School. 

The Extended NPF Program
Building on the success of the current NPF Program, the HCV Council has decided to extend the current NPF Program to include the development of a pilot program for governance leadership in the community service sector exclusively for HCV members. 

The NPF Committee will select a current HCV member via a short application process to attend the two-day Governance for Social Impact (GSI) Program at the University of New South Wales Business School Sydney CBD campus on September 16 - 17 2019.

The GSI program has been designed to enable [participants] to gain an understanding of how to lead for social impact, including the practical implications for the roles and responsibilities of Board directors across four key areas: social impact and social purpose organisations; strategic impact in the social purpose ecosystem; optimising strategy for social impact; and effective leadership [for] social impact. 


The NPF Committee has secured a registration and will fund one HCV member for the cost of the Program, 2 nights’ accommodation and return air fares. This funding for this pilot program will be sourced from HCV Event revenue.

Applications for the Program
The successful applicant needs to be a non-executive director (NED), preferably of an organization within the sector.

Interested and eligible applicants for the GSI Program will be asked to participate in a short selection process as follows:

1.    Applicants complete an application form, requiring personal and professional details and a brief statement of interest in respect of the Governance for Social Impact program, by 19 August 2019.

2.    The NPF Committee selects the Pilot Program award recipient and advises the successful applicant, other applicants, the HCV Council and UNSW by 29 August 2019.

3.    The award recipient attends the UNSW Governance for Social Impact program In Sydney (16–17 September 2019).

4.    The award recipient provides a summary report to the NPF Committee by 22 November 2019.

In Closing
I hope you are excited to see the next stage of development in our NPF Program and trust you will consider your interest (or encourage an HCV member colleague) in the GSI Program and apply. 

Application forms can be accessed by clicking here and initial enquiries can be directed to my email

Yours sincerely,

Graeme Kelly
Chair, Non-Profit Fellowship Committee