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March 6, 2023

Melbourne Forum Fellowships

Support The Initiative

Hosted by:
Jed Macartney OAM
Dianne Jacobs

March 6, 2023

Assist emerging community leaders access the many benefits of Melbourne Forum.


The Melbourne Forum Fellowship gives the rare opportunity for invited individuals to go on a special development journey that allows them to explore their civic impact, really expand their networks and engage in a different way of learning. It is designed to be inspiring and influential.

The Fellowship gives access to the Melbourne Forum program and draws on the insight and expertise of the membership to develop a solution to a strategic issue with assistance in turning those ideas into action.

These individuals have qualities that set them apart from others.

As with all future nominees for a Fellowship, recipients will be achievers and contributors in the non-profit or community sectors. They are already doing extraordinary things and now want to find new approaches, gain wider sources of inquiry, test strategies and broaden perspectives.


Fellowship places are funded from pledges by members or Director alum. Members wanting to share the joy of Melbourne Forum through supporting this Fellowship program may contribute a discretionary financial amount with the understanding that Melbourne Forum does not have DGR status and that all offers are voluntary, confidential and unconditional.

Members may also be invited to participate in a Fellowship Roundtable to assist with a strategic issue, be willing to facilitate introductions or provide specific advice to a recipient.

Contact Dianne Jacobs or Jed Macartney OAM for more information.

Contact Lyndall Tennant for details on how to contribute.