Non-Profit Fellowship Program extended to include the Governance for Social Impact (GSI) Program in September 2022

I am delighted to update you about our commitment to support an HCV member to attend the Governance for Social Impact (GSI)  program conducted by the University of New South Wales Business School in Melbourne on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2022.

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. You can do so by clicking here.

This HCV GSI Program opportunity builds on our highly regarded Non-Profit Fellowship (NPF) Program. The HCV GSI Program will be available exclusively to HCV members.

Each year for the past 22 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.

Our most recent Provisional Fellows are at the 2022 SPNM Program @ HBS as I write this letter.

The Extended NPF Program
Building on the success of the current NPF Program, the HCV Council decided in 2019 to extend the current NPF Program to include the development of governance leadership in the community service sector exclusively for HCV members. You may recall our inaugural GSI recipient was Rebecca Grapsas, who has put her learning into practice as the HCV Co-Chair in 2021, alongside Monisha Sequeira.

Of course, Covid intervened over the last 2 years precluding the offering the GSI Program. But along with the SPNM Program we are back in business with the GSI Program and importantly on a face-to-face basis.

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 conducted by the University of New South Wales Business School in Melbourne on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th September 2022.

The GSI Program is designed to be “Moving beyond the essential legal and financial responsibilities of Board Directors ....... providing an in-depth examination of the importance of governance to achieve maximum social impact for your organisation.

You'll learn and thoroughly understand what it means to govern with a ‘mission-first’ agenda and you'll be provided with the knowledge and tools to navigate the social purpose ecosystem and to 'lift your gaze' to lead effective social impact governance.”

The NPF Committee has secured a registration and will fund one HCV member for the cost of the Program.

Applications for the Program
The successful applicant needs to be a non-executive director (NED), preferably of an organisation within the community service 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 12 August 2022.
  2. The NPF Committee selects the Program award recipient and advises the successful applicant, other applicants, the HCV Council and UNSW by 26 August 2022.
  3. The award recipient attends the UNSW Governance for Social Impact program In Melbourne (7-8 September 2022).
  4. The award recipient provides a summary report to the NPF Committee by 25 November 2022.

In Closing
I hope you are excited to see the further 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

Kind Regards

Graeme Kelly
Chair, HCV Non-Profit Fellowship Committee