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ASF Welcomes New Partnership with Swinburne University

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The Australian Scholarships Foundation is delighted to announce a brand new partnership with the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment & Philanthropy (ACSIP), Faculty of Business and Enterprise at Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne is a national leader in education and research in relation to philanthropy. As a university they are strongly committed to transformative education and have demonstrated a strong commitment to social change.

“Philanthropy offers new ways for approaching old problems and smart solutions for new ones – and thought leadership is critical for its success,” says John Fitzgerald, Director of Asia-Pacific Research Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy. “At Swinburne, our students learn solutions as well as problems, what works and what doesn’t, from practitioners and experts. With the help of ASF scholarships even more students will have the opportunity to learn and to lead.”

Swinburne gladly supports the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by offering up to two (2x) places for study in their Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy (apply now!).

The program aims to develop appropriate conceptual, management and administrative skills, explore underlying issues of values and ethics confronting grant-makers, and provide knowledge of and experience in analytical and practical skills. Its uniqueness is the integration of personal and organisational values and ethics, economics, sociological analyses and business management techniques in philanthropy and social investment.

This is an exciting development as this is the first scholarship of its kind at ASF and we’re certain it will be of huge benefit to those working in the not-for-profit, philanthropic and social investment sectors. We look forward to working with Swinburne in the future to offer more education and training opportunities for NFP workers.