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The Australian Institute of Grants Management has been facilitating grantmaking networking, events and training for more than a decade.

The AIGM's offerings are grounded in practicality, affordability, approachability and applicability.

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.



Grantmaking in Australia 2021

Save the date for Grantmaking in Australia 2021 powerd by SmartyGrants, scheduled for March 18 - 19, 2021, at the RACV Club, Melbourne CBD.

Registrations will open later in 2020, with the release of a full program and speaker details.

Learn more and register for details.



Next Practice Grantmaking Training

We deliver a range of scheduled and tailored training courses to grantmakers of all sizes and types.

See our list of workshops, dates and opportunities listed below.

Training for Grantseekers

The Institute of Community Directors Australia, a division of Our Community, which has been providing training and services for grantseekers for more than 15 years, now offers an online short course for grantseekers.

Win More Grants

We can also provide tailored grantseeking, fundraising and governance training for your grantseekers - we come to you.

Contact us to find out more:
email: service@ourcommunity.com.au or phone: (03) 9320 6800


Our Grantmaking Training Team

Jodie Shanks

Jodie heads up the AIGM's service and training team, where she focuses on continual improvement of our interactions with clients and colleagues. Previously, Jodie worked in a variety of different roles from marketing and communications to membership to bank analyst to tour guide. Most recently, Jodie was immersed in the grantmaking world whilst working within the Research and Planning area at beyondblue. Jodie has a Diploma in Business Management, train-the-trainer qualifications and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business (Information Systems).

Gina Cirillo

Gina Cirillo

Gina is Our Community's principal SmartyGrants trainer, a role that takes her across Australia and New Zealand helping grantmakers make the most out of our online grants management system. Gina's varied work history includes stints as a Melbourne Zoo guide, a call centre operator, a GIS mapper, reconciliation manager, human resources coordinator and occupational health and safety trainer.

Patrick Moriarty

Patrick Moriarty

In his position as director of training and development at Our Community, Patrick has led the development of the organisation’s training arm and the establishment of the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA). He has particular expertise in the travails of local government and the challenges of local government grantmaking.

Lisa Jennings

Lisa Jennings

Lisa joined Our Community as a trainer for the Institute of Community Directors Australia in 2018. While she's travelling to deliver training sessions for the Institute of Community Directors Australia, Lisa spends her time exploring the country, and taking the time to connect with the local communities she passes through. Lisa holds Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Public Policy and Management, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management, and in her spare time she and volunteers for a number of organisations providing accessible arts education for young people, and cycling opportunities for women.

Max Penno

Max Penno

Max joined Our Community as an Account Management & Support Specialist with the SmartyGrants team in 2019. He values high quality education in all aspects of grant management. A background in operations management, business administration, and degree lecturing drives his passion for development of people and processes in order to achieve excellence in work and education. Max is a graduate in music composition, business administration, and holds a postgraduate qualification in commerce. In his spare time he enjoys writing music for screen and mentoring higher education students in various disciplines of business in the creative industries.

David Bradley

David Bradley

David joined the SmartyGrants team in March 2019 as a Training and Support Specialist after an extended period working in Learning and Development in Tokyo, Japan. Originally working in research laboratories as an instrument technician, he has also held positions in fashion, logistics, hospitality and tourism. David is driven by helping people become the best they can be and has a passion for sports and gaming.

Training
2020 Conference: Better grantmaking

Melbourne: August 6-7
It's the grantmaking event you can't afford to miss, with thought leaders, funding experts and all the latest trends and knowledge.

Testimonials
  • "Best ever - very relevant to our work. Quite meaty, leaving us with much to think about and some immediate actions to improve our grantmaking."
  • "I had three people attend your recent grantmaking conference in Melbourne and they all came back with glowing reports and said they got a lot out of it. It is nice to see the sessions you set up a hitting the mark."
  • "The conference was exceptionally well run, the feel was genuine and dynamic.  The venue was exceptional."
  • "I have found this conference very inspiring. I want to thank you for an amazing learning experience, where I gained heaps of tools I will now apply in my grantmaking process."
    "Energy great and sends us all off with ideas and positive hope of achievement."
  • "Probably the best conference in any sector I've been to ever. Professional, practical, interactive, good venue and well catered."
    "Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Thank you. Very informative and enjoyable. Lots of relevant information, inspiration and ideas. Good venue also."
  • "Fantastic, this conference has provided a 'light bulb' of so many ideas."
    "Great conference - really enjoyed it. Well thought out, diverse guest speakers."
  • "A very good conference, a lot of energy, passion and great ideas.  Very well organised, great food."
    "What was the most enjoyable was the speakers not being politically correct, polite or subtle. The humour and challenges were refreshing."
Training
Tailored training for your grantseekers

Do your grantseekers need some help? Let us design a package of training for you. We come to you!

Training
SmartyGrants Training

New training dates released for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. Book Now