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The AIGM has released its latest Grants in Australia Survey Report, Australia's largest survey of grantseeker attitudes and behaviour.

It contains invaluable insights for funders and grantmakers, and can be downloaded for free.


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.


The AIGM recently 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

Are you a Grantmaker?

Do you believe you can improve your grantmaking?

Could you learn, network and share your ideas and thoughts with other grantmakers?

If your answer is "Yes", you need to get yourself along to our next AIGM Grantmaker Muster, to be staged in Perth on August 25!






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Grantmaking News
Equity Trustees flags restructure of $10 million in grants to "empower change"

Grantmaker identifies five key areas of focus as part of program restructure.

Foundations' internal culture, practices, directly impact grant recipients says CEP leader

Foundations' internal practices and culture can directly accelerate or impede grantees' effectiveness, according to the Center for Effective Philanthropy's Kevin Bolduc.

New Australian report critical of funders' "inconsistent, irrelevant" reporting requirements

Victorian Council of Social Service research criticises reporting requirements imposed by funders and grantmakers on community sector groups and charities.

Major boost to UK grants data initiative

A UK campaign to "open up" grants data has received a big boost in the form of a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Attention Perth - the next AIGM Grantmaker Muster is heading your way!
05 Aug 2016

After successful events in many parts of the country, Perth is the next stop on the AIGM's Grantmaker Muster list.

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.

New resources now available at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 07 Mar 2016

New helpsheets have appeared on the AIGM website in recent weeks - with more soon to come.

AIGM Wire - GMI reveals the key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey
02 Mar 2016

Key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey have been revealed in the latest Grants Management Intelligence.