Prove it. That's the challenge that runs through every grant program. It's a tough business, but community foundations - 36 locally based philanthropic groups distributing $21 million in grants each year in Australia - have shown us all a way forward.
Hot on the heels of the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM)'s Grantmaking in Australia Conference, the latest edition of Grants Management Intelligence aims to equip you with the latest thinking on quick response grants, a tool increasingly used by funders wanting a quick impact with minimum fuss.
Two leaders from the US based Women Moving Millions will visit Australia for events in Sydney and Melbourne in November.
Help the AIGM plan a relevant, responsive 2017 Grantmaking in Australia Conference.
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.
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
A couple of great little grantmaking reads from the US, including some good news for a past Grantmaking in Australia Conference presenter
New resources have arrived, while GMI and important reports are on their way!
QUT's Giving Australia survey has opened, with philanthropists and philanthropic grantmakers invited to take part.
Another batch of help sheets join the AIGM's ever-expanding knowledge base of tools and resources
Three new grantmaking and philanthropy-related articles worth reading.
New helpsheets have appeared on the AIGM website in recent weeks - with more soon to come.
Key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey have been revealed in the latest Grants Management Intelligence.
Alternatives to Councillor Discretionary Grants - or "ward funds" - will be the focus of a panel session at the 2016 Tribal Gathering for Local Government Grantmakers.
In the third and final of our features spotlighting Grantmaking in Australia Conference concurrent session presenters, we welcome Brett de Hoedt.
In the second of our features spotlighting Grantmaking in Australia Conference concurrent session presenters, we welcome Narelle Clark.
A popular part of every Grantmaking in Australia Conference are the concurrent sessions. In coming days we will spotlight our session presenters, beginning with Dr Jennifer Whelan.
Shifts in the sector first examined at the 2014 Grantmaking in Australia Conference will be revisited in 2016 as we look at the trends that are "disrupting grantmaking".
New article on the Open Democracy website looks at how collective giving is changing the grantmaking landscape
As part of the 2016 Tribal Gathering for Local Government Grantmakers, the AIGM is pleased to welcome Rebekah Forman from New Zealand's Auckland Council.
The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) is excited to welcome Kate Carruthers as a keynote speaker for the 2016 Grantmaking in Australia Conference.
Four local councils around Australia have been working with SmartyGrants to open up their data. Learn more about the open data pilot project.
One of the best things funders can do to help grant recipients, and themselves, is to buy better software to help them better monitor outcomes.
Thinker in Residence Chris Borthwick considers the possibilities for artificial intelligence in grantmaking, and suggests that big data has changed the game.
Philanthropist Mae Hong says the biggest surprise was that we were all so surprised by Trump's US election win, but that the resulting political turmoil is a wake-up call for funders with the power to push for change.