What are the benefits?

WOFIE offers several key advantages to students, NFPs and sponsors. These include:


  • Learning from thought leaders and keynote speakers
  • Application of learning to the NFP environment
  • Developing research, communication and project management skills
  • The opportunity for eligible students to complete MPI700 Postgraduate Internship based on event participation
  • A competitive and unique resume addition
  • Social interaction and networking with students from other faculties
  • Cash prize award for the winning team

The participating NFP

  • The opportunity to benefit from new thinking and explore new ideas
  • Relationship building with Deakin University
  • Profile raising through media and public relations support
  • More effective use of resources


  • High profile association with Australian-first innovation and entrepreneurship initiative
  • Network opportunities with sponsoring organisation, Deakin University staff and students
  • Judging / prize award involvement
  • Brand exposure at event and in supporting publications
  • Public relations / potential media exposure
  • Valuable addition to corporate social responsibility portfolio
  • Relationship building with industry professionals and the NFP sector

Is your organisation interested in acting as an event sponsor? Please contact the WOFIE Project Manager to discuss options.

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