OzHelp Chief Executive Officer, Darren Black, will join ten CEOs of Australian not-for-profit organisations participating in a week-long study tour at the Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) next week.
The CEO study tour is hosted by Perpetual as part of its partnership with Stanford to build the capacity of the non-profit sector in Australia. The tour aims to facilitate peer to peer learning between the participating CEOs who will have the rare chance spend five days learning with, and from, a group of sector leaders.
Mr Black said that he is pleased to have been selected for this remarkable opportunity.
“The chance to connect with other CEOs in the for purpose sector is invaluable. It is rare to have a forum where there is access to global thought leadership, and where there is a sharing of knowledge in areas of leadership, organisational strategy and capability.”
“I look forward to meeting the other Australian CEOs, and leaders from North America and Europe to extend Australia’s global not-for-profit sector network.” Mr Black said.
Caitriona Fay, General Manager – Community and Social Investment, Perpetual, said she is delighted to welcome the ten CEO’s to the program this year.
“The exchange of practices and ideas is a significant benefit of Perpetual’s partnership with Stanford Centre on Philanthropy and Civil Society.
With ongoing collaboration, we will share knowledge, enhance skills and support in the development of new cross-sector networks” Ms Fay said.
CEOs were selected to represent a cross-section of the Australian non-profit sector, and as part of the program, they will attend the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s Non-profit Management Institute 2019 conference “Transforming anxiety into active leadership.”
Key topics will include:
– fundraising approaches for tougher times and changing giving patterns,
– the role of government funding,
– partnering with organisations outside the non-profit sector for greater impact,
– and technologies to improve efficiencies.
CEOs will also meet with leading Stanford PACS faculty for workshops and discussions on a range of topical issues such as funding organisational capacity for sustainability, with the program concluding on Friday 13 September.