Developing leaders for a better society

A not-for-profit initiative

Developing leaders for a better society

A not-for-profit initiative

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2023 Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards

All award entries are self-nominated.

Outstanding Leader, Emerging Leader, Leadership in Talent Growth, Education Provider, Scholar and Wellbeing Governance categories
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Our Vision
To support Australia's not­ for-profit sector to deliver maximum social impact.
Our Mission
To enable professional development opportunities and thought leadership to increase the effectiveness of not-for­ profit organisations.
Our Purpose
To develop leaders for a better society.
Our Values
Transparency, Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity.

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Gordon Duff, General Manager, Sector Development and Research for National Disability Services

Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Non-Profit Leadership (2018)

Australia is prioritising policy reforms in the ‘personalisation’ and ‘marketisation’ of social care as means to develop a contemporary disability service system. A coherent, appropriately funded national disability research and innovation agenda is required – one that generates new insights that are effectively mobilised to a range of stakeholders. This Scholarship has the potential to significantly and positively impact proposals for the establishment of a national disability research and innovation agency in Australia. It will provide the opportunity to further marshal the arguments and evidence for a National Disability Research Partnership, informing its vision, mission and values, together with strategy, organisational design, and work programme. The Fulbright scholarship provides an incredible opportunity to inform my work on developing policy and research that stimulates and rewards innovation in the context of current reforms to the Australian disability sector. I will be gathering insights from US agencies that demonstrate thought leadership and global best practice in the facilitation of research based innovation in disability services, and forming new strategic international relationships that will facilitate future information exchanges.

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We wouldn’t be where we are without our partners. Because of their generosity, we can continue to deliver programs to not-for-profit staff, executives and boards Australia-wide.

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What's happening

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Why we need to recognise our leaders

Following the announcement of our inaugural Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards, Melinda Muth, Chair of the ASF shares why it is important to recognise and commend outstanding leadership. Entries close on 16 April 2023.

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Future-ready: Are NFP leaders equipped?

Join us as Dominic Price, Futurist from Atlassian shares a unique perspective on the future of work and leading teams. Thursday, 27 April 2023, from 5.30 to 7.30 pm in Sydney.

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Moving from a wellbeing deficit to wellbeing surplus

The Xfactor Collective Foundation's mission is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the social sector. In 2023 they are supporting the Leadership in Wellbeing Governance Award as part of the 2023 Not-For-Profit Leadership Awards.

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