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Top grantmakers shine a light on our funding future

A team of NSW Government grantmakers overseeing a heritage grants budget of around $3 million per annum has been crowned the 2019 Grantmaker of the Year.

Top grantmakers shine a light on our funding future

A team of NSW Government grantmakers overseeing a heritage grants budget of around $3 million per annum has been crowned the 2019 Grantmaker of the Year.

All the news grantmakers need

Here's a taste of the 'target your funds' edition, with insights from around the world on core funding, deadline data, 'buying' impact and measuring it.

SmartyStats reveal how applicants are lodging forms

Analysis of data on applicants using the SmartyGrants system reveals that more than half of all grantseekers who lodge applications complete them in under 48 hours.

Why it's time for grantmakers to lead the pack when it comes to evaluation

There's no doubt that the Grantmaking in Australia conference is the most anticipated date on the calendar for Australian and New Zealand funders looking to learn and reconnect with their tribe. Here's all of the details you need to know.

Insights on core funding from UK foundation

When it comes to granting core funding, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation stands out from the pack, from 2013 to 2018 distributing more core funding than any other organisation in the UK. Here's why.

US grant organisation's push to boost grants management professionals

If you don't know about PEAK Grantmaking's Grants Management Professional Competency Model, you probably should.

What it means to buy into the 'change economy'

In this extract from a new report on impact data, Impacting Responsibly, leading data thinker Andrew Means examines a new understanding of impact based on the 'change economy'.

Why funders and the not-for-profits they help 'need to talk'

United States research reveals a disconnection between funders' perceptions of the way they're helping, and the reality for the not-for-profits on the receiving end. Find out more.

Measure twice, cut once: Why social impact measurement is an essential skill

Impact specialist Andrew Callaghan has analysed new Australian government strategies for "commissioning for outcomes" and says grantmakers should be ready to lead when it comes to understanding impact and achieving measurable results.

Are social impact bonds still the grants of the future?

Social impact bonds are a way of getting private investors to fund for-purpose programs, with their ethically-minded investing repaid if sought-after outcomes are achieved.

Don't sap the life out of the organisations you're trying to help

"It's time to clear the air and be honest about how much time, energy, and resources these systems are sapping from non-profit organisations - and how simpler, more efficient systems would achieve all the same information objectives and dramatically increase their utility."

Funders faster to reply to applications

Federal agencies have made big strides in reducing decision times for grant applications, as grantmakers show a promising downward trend, SmartyGrants stats show.

Assess yourself: Time for a grants health check?

The Australian Institute of Grants Management is keen to help you get the most out of your grants program. That's why we've developed a Grants Health Check.

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All the news grantmakers need

Here's a taste of the 'target your funds' edition, with insights from around the world on core funding, deadline data, 'buying' impact and measuring it.

News
SmartyStats reveal how applicants are lodging forms

Analysis of data on applicants using the SmartyGrants system reveals that more than half of all grantseekers who lodge applications complete them in under 48 hours.

News
Why it's time for grantmakers to lead the pack when it comes to evaluation

There's no doubt that the Grantmaking in Australia conference is the most anticipated date on the calendar for Australian and New Zealand funders looking to learn and reconnect with their tribe. Here's all of the details you need to know.

News
Insights on core funding from UK foundation

When it comes to granting core funding, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation stands out from the pack, from 2013 to 2018 distributing more core funding than any other organisation in the UK. Here's why.