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The Fellowship is a leadership course, and skills turbo boost, for a specific type of leader: people working to change the world through public advocacy and campaigning. Graduates of the Fellowship Program are fluent in campaign strategy and theory of change, and confident in using a full suite of campaign tactics. Most importantly, they join an alumni of supportive peers, who together will continue to provide each other with support, advice and friendship for many years to come.

The program covers a deep dive into best practice campaign strategy approaches and tools, messaging, framing and communications strategy and practices, lobbying and direct advocacy to decision-makers, community organising, digital campaigning tools, media engagement and civil disobedience.

Australia’s civil society is stronger when the people working for our many organisations have a diversity of experience and backgrounds. We strongly encourage applicants from a diversity of genders, backgrounds, cultures, languages and experiences to apply.

 

KEY DATES

The Melbourne Fellowship includes two residential three-day retreats, one non-residential three-day retreat, 11 evening seminars and approximately 2-3 hours of reading material and homework each week.

15-17 Feb: Opening Retreat – residential retreat at Commonground, near Seymour (approx. 1.5 hours north of Melbourne)

25 Feb: Seminar 1 – each seminar runs 6:00-8:30pm in Melbourne CBD

4, 12, 18, 25 March: Seminars 2-5 – note, 12 March is a Tuesday (as the Monday is a public holiday)

1, 8 April: Seminars 6-7

12-14 April: Second Retreat – residential retreat at Commonground, near Seymour (approx. 1.5 hours north of Melbourne)

29 April: Seminar 8

6, 13, 20 May: Seminars 9-11

24-26 May: Retreat 3 – non-residential retreat, in Melbourne

27 May: Graduation Dinner

 

COSTS

  • $6,500 + GST: Full Price – for businesses and BCorps servicing the non-profit sector
  • $4,200 + GST: Standard non-profit concession – for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia of over $3 million
  • $3,450 + GST: Small non-profit concession – for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia between $500,000 and $3 million.
  • $2,200 + GST: Community concession – for non-profits with annual staff expenditure in Australia of less than $500,000.
  • $1,200 + GST: Scholarship – for individual community campaigners who lack any organisational support. Scholarships are very limited, and their availability is subject to sponsorship procurement.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please fill out our application form below. We will respond to applications on an ongoing basis and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

  • First round applications will conclude on 11 November
  • Second round applications will conclude on 24 November

 

APPLY TODAY

To apply for the Digital Fundraising Fellowship, fill out our application form here.