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Catalysing the collective wisdom and experience of peers

to build leadership capability in the Australian For Purpose Sector


NPA Keynote Series

Now in its 8th year and over 70 events held, the NPA Keynote Series and Roundtable events attract first class speakers and capture the latest topics of relevance to our leaders.


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Discover why you need to be part of the NPA Leadership community. We have a flexible range of programs available to meet your specific needs and costs considerations.


Development matters

Investing in the development of non-profit and social purpose leaders is not a “nice to have” but essential to organisational success


Investing in Leadership

We believe that social purpose organisations need to invest in the capabilities of their leaders and those who will be leading their organisations into the future.


Challenging your capabilities

NPA is a program for leaders who want to challenge traditional approaches to business and challenge themselves; and grow their leadership capabilities.

Our Members

Our members are executives from the following charities, just to name a few.

NPA Leadership Hub

Exclusively for CEOs and Senior Executives, the NPA Leadership Hub is a vibrant, supportive, learning and mentoring network focused on developing the skills and expertise of senior leadership team members of Australia’s non-profit organisations.

  • Become part of a strong community of non-profit leaders who understand you and your business.
  • Receive strategic support and advice from a dedicated hub of 12 peers who, like you, are leaders within the sector.
  • Work with an experienced non-profit chair/mentor who leads and facilitates the Leadership Hub, drives accountability and decision making and supports you to achieve your goals. You also receive four one-to-one mentoring sessions with your Chair per year.
  • Gain the expertise and experience of guest speakers who are experts in their field (both from the non-profit and corporate sectors).
  • Receive and provide peer feedback and advice on strategies, business plans and outcomes.
  • Learn innovative and practical solutions to everyday issues and challenges.
  • Get the opportunity to grow your commercial acumen and your confidence.
  • Be provided with a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to maximise, your personal leadership strengths using the personal emotional intelligence Strengths Profile tool.
  • Receive practical tools to measure and track monthly success, 90 day goals and business objectives.
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Coaching Programs

Every NPA Coach is a senior executive with extensive experience in the NFP sector. That’s what sets our program apart – we understand your role and the challenges and rewards of working in a social sector organisation.

  • An experienced non-profit coach who will work alongside you to help you to identify and reach your personal leadership objectives and help address your areas of development, while holding you accountable to achieve your goals.
  • NPA Keynote & Roundtable Series – complimentary access to guest speakers who are experts in their field (both from the non-profit and corporate sectors).
  • Leadership Strengths – a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to maximise, your personal leadership strengths, using the personal emotional intelligence CAPP Strengths Profiler that provides a positive platform for professional development.
  • Goal Tracker – a real time online tool to measure monthly progress against organisational goals.
  • News & Views – updates to keep you abreast of what’s happening in the sector and in leadership.
  • Networking opportunities with NPA Leadership Hub Members and other NPA coaching clients at the special events.
  • Innovative and practical solutions to everyday issues and challenges.
  • The opportunity to grow your commercial acumen and your confidence.
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Goal Tracker

The NPA Goal Tracker is a new digital tool developed specifically for the needs of time-poor, goal-oriented teams. It is the essential tool for remote workforces.


We’ll set up all your team profiles and train the team!

  • Align organisational strategy to team goal setting.
  • Provide structure and rigour to your team WIP meetings.
  • Each team member defines their goals and greatest challenges.
  • Agree key measures of success and track performance/progress over time.
  • View progress via personalised individual & team online dashboards.
  • Monitor team confidence through a barometer that gauges how individuals are feeling.
  • Ensure focus and commitment to the priorities of each team member.
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A strengths based approach to leadership has the potential to transform organisational culture and improve business outcomes.

  • All NPA Chairs & Coaches are CAPP Accredited Strengths Practitioners.
  • Your individual Strengths Profile will help you to develop strategies that maximise your personal growth, performance and wellbeing as a Manager or Leader.
  • Research has proven that when individuals and teams identify and use their strengths, they experience higher levels of confidence and energy; increased productivity and goal attainment.
  • Team Strengths Workshops are a fun, yet highly effective way to enhance relationships and communication, leading to a happier more engaged workplace and increased role clarity.
  • Understand what makes you a great leader and how you can use your strengths to create maximum impact for your team and organisation.
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Latest News

February 21, 2024 in Business, Career Development, Leadership, Personal

People with purpose: Leading by example – and why every NFP leader can benefit from peer-to-peer mentoring

Carmel Molloy, CEO of the NonProfit Alliance (NPA), emphasises the critical importance of investing in the leadership capabilities of not-for-profit (NFP) leaders for fostering a socially aware Australia. Carmel's journey…
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Event Date: 07/03/2024


Discover what The NonProfit Alliance is all about! Join our upcoming FREE Information Session, where you will: Receive an introduction to The NonProfit Alliance programs directly from Carmel Molloy NPA CEO and Kate Mills, NPA Member & CEO of the Property Industry Foundation. Experience the power of Peer2peer support by participating in a mini 2.5hr NPA Info Session, providing an experiential and informative taste of the NPA Leadership Hub program. Have the opportunity to attend an informal end-of-day gathering and network with other members of the NPA community. Come prepared to share a bit about yourself and the greatest challenges you currently face. REGISTER HERE.
Event Date: 07/03/2024


Our Boards and Executive Teams are the backbone of our organisations, playing a crucial role in co-creating strategy and shaping the culture that defines our success. As your organisation evolves over time, does your Board and Executive Team take time to reflect on their own relationship and its influence on good governance? Delivering on the aspirations of your key stakeholders, and achieving the social impact that you long for, requires synergy and alignment. How often do your Board/Executive Team ask themselves if they are in the best possible position to: Meet the demands and challenges that can accompany change; Make bold changes when needed; Embrace contemporary design thinking and flexibility in how Boards are formed and reviewed; Realistically assess the achievability of expectations set; Create a level of visibility around the support and influence you provide back to your organisation and the community? And how well defined are the roles and responsibilities across your Board/Executive Team? Are they enablers to high performance? This workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for you to step outside your everyday demands, reflect on the shifting roles and consider realignment of your Board/Executive Team, so it is well positioned for your emerging future. Expertly facilitated by Leadership Space and followed by an Expert Panel discussion on what a thriving Board/Executive Team does - and doesn’t - look like. You’ll take away a host of practical tools and ideas to renegotiate the relationship dynamic. Ideal for Board Chairs, Directors, CEOs, and Senior Executives, the workshop is even more impactful when attended by multiple team members. REGISTER YOUR SPOT

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