The National Fellowship is a nation-wide 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.

The National Fellowship will include a series of retreats with skills-building seminars and workshops with leading expert trainers across the advocacy and campaigns space.

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.



The National Fellowship 2020 includes two residential four-day retreats, seven weekly evening webinars and approximately 2-3 hours of reading material and homework each week.

  • Opening Retreat: 16-19 March, 2020 (Queenscliff, Victoria)
  • Webinar 1 – March 24
  • Webinar 2 – March 31
  • Webinar 3 – April 7
  • Webinar 4 – April 21
  • Webinar 5 – April 28
  • Webinar 6 – May 5
  • Second Retreat: 7-10 May, 2020 (Byron Bay, New South Wales)



  • $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 budget in Australia of over $3 million
  • $3,450 + GST: Small non-profit concession – for non-profits with annual budget in Australia between $500,000 and $3 million.
  • $2,200 + GST: Community concession – for non-profits with annual budget in Australia of less than $500,000.
  • $1200 + GST: Scholarship – for individual community campaigners who lack any organisational support. Scholarships are very limited, and their availability is subject to sponsorship procurement.



To apply for the 2020 National Fellowship, please fill in our application form here.