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Grantmaking in Australia
Conference 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017
RACV Club, Bourke St, Melbourne


Grantmaker Tribal Gatherings

Thursday, March 2, 2017
RACV Club, Bourke St, Melbourne



About the Conference

Unorganised data is more of an encumbrance than an asset. To get from data to insight, you need the proper tools, and you need to know how to use them. Those tools are now here. One of them is SmartyGrants.

Today you can actually get answers from all the information you used to stuff into your filing cabinets undigested. You can see where the money's going, and where the change is happening, and you can link the two. You can map your field and plot the path to your goal. SmartyGrants is a torch in the gloom.

Change is coming, and it doesn't have a snooze button. This conference is the first step in the change process. People who've already been through the change process (and emerged intact) will show you the questions you can ask your data, while SmartyGrant's creators will tell you how to set things up so you get the answers you need, when you need them.

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Who should attend

The conference on Friday, March 3 is designed for SmartyGrants users who are involved in delivering a local, state or federal government grants program, or a philanthropic/corporate/community grants program.

Prospective SmartyGrants users and non-users may also derive some value from the conference, which will reach well beyond the walls of technical usage and move into the world of good practice grantmaking.

Thursday's tribal gathering sessions (March 2) are targeted specifically to local, state and federal government grantmakers (whether SmartyGrants users or not).

Key takeaways

The Conference:

  • Learn how to get started or get going in the world of data-driven grantmaking
  • See examples of great reports that help inform grantmaking
  • Hear about plans for SmartyGrants-driven grantmaking reform, and what's next on the development roadmap
  • Learn how to embed an evaluation and learning framework into your grantmaking
  • Hear examples of different ways of managing assessment processes
  • Join with your grantmaking colleagues to try to nut out solutions to common grantmaking problems

The Tribal Gatherings:

  • Hear from and speak with your grantmaking peers about common grantmaking challenges and solutions

What past conference attendees say...

"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."
"I had three people attend your recent Grantmaking conference in Melbourne and they all came back with a glowing report and said they got a lot out of it. It is nice to see the sessions you set up a hitting the mark."
"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of grantmaking material/information. It was a great day. I was especially impressed with the range of participants this event attracted. Not to mention the speakers."
"May I say that I enjoyed the grantmaking conference last week enormously and picked up a few very useful tips!"
"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."
"Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Thank you. Very informative and enjoyable. Lots of relevant information, inspiration and ideas. Good venue also."
"Thanks for the great atmosphere."
"The conference was exceptionally well run, the feel was genuine and dynamic. The venue was exceptional."
"What was the most enjoyable was the speakers not being politically correct, polite or subtle. The humour and challenges were refreshing."
"Energy great and sends us all off with ideas and positive hope of achievement."
"Practical, down to earth conference. Interesting, great networking. Keep it coming."
"Probably the best conference in any sector I've been to ever. Professional, practical, interactive, good venue and well catered."