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The AIGM recently chatted with Natalie Egleton from FRRR about disaster recovery grantmaking, building community resilience and preparedness.

It was great to catch up with FRRR. Read the interview here.


The AIGM has launched The Story So Far - a major research report looking at trends in grantmaking as uncovered through Grants in Australia surveys between 2006 and 2013/14.

For a summary of the research, as well as a link to the full report, click here.


In July the AIGM spoke with J McCray from the US-based Grantmakers for Effective Organisations on why grantmakers must properly fund operational costs - and how they can do so.

Read the full interview here.

Upcoming Training
The AIGM has been facilitating grantmaking networking, events and training for more than a decade.

These include our annual Grantmaking in Australia Conference, as well as Grantmaking Musters and other training opportunities

All training is delivered by experienced, engaging and knowledgeable practitioners, and has been road-tested in the field to guarantee its relevance at the coalface.

Keep an eye on our Events and Training Page for details.





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Grantmaking News
More strategic grantmaking required to make most of limited funding - new US report

A new US report from Grantcraft and GovLab urges government agencies to "try more innovative appraoches to designing, awarding and measuring their grantmaking activities."

Key grantmaking vehicle receives red tape cut from ATO, ACNC

Thousands of Australian ancillary funds are to benefit from collaborative work by the Australian Taxation Office and Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

UK foundation grantmaking reaches record levels according to Foundation Giving Trends report

Grants from the largest UK foundations reached £2.7 billion in 2014/15 according to the latest Foundation Giving Trends report.

Ian Potter Foundation awards $14 million in grants

More than 50 projects and programs across the country have received funding in the latest round of Ian Potter Foundation grants.

AIGM Wire - Job Vacancy: Community Grants Officer - Parramatta Council (NSW)
28 Sep 2016

A community grants officer position with NSW's City of Parramatta Council is being advertised

Calling all grantmakers! Have your say on our 2017 Grantmaking Conference
26 Sep 2016

Help the AIGM plan a relevant, responsive 2017 Grantmaking in Australia Conference.

Attention Adelaide - the next AIGM Grantmaker Muster is heading your way!
08 Sep 2016

The AIGM team is hitting the road again later this month, with the next Grantmaker Muster to be staged in Adelaide.

AIGM Information and Grants Reform Agenda unveiled
13 Jul 2016

AIGM releases its 2016-17 Grants Reform Agenda, providing a summary of our past milestones as well as a glimpse into the future - including the continued roll-out of CLASSIE.

More new help sheets at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 08 Jul 2016

Around 20 new help sheets have arrived on the AIGM website, including a special series of resources drawn from the 2016 Grantmaking in Australia Conference

Worth a read on the web
12 May 2016

A couple of great little grantmaking reads from the US, including some good news for a past Grantmaking in Australia Conference presenter

200 resources ... and then some more!
11 May 2016

New resources have arrived, while GMI and important reports are on their way!

QUT opens grantmaking survey
06 Apr 2016

QUT's Giving Australia survey has opened, with philanthropists and philanthropic grantmakers invited to take part.

Eighteen new help sheets available on AIGM website
30 Mar 2016

Another batch of help sheets join the AIGM's ever-expanding knowledge base of tools and resources

AIGM Wire - Worth a read on the web
29 Mar 2016

Three new grantmaking and philanthropy-related articles worth reading.