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Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

An abridged version of Gary Banks' address for the Alf Rattigan Lecture for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) that points the way for what's worked in the past, and what can be done to avoid policy on the run.

A better measure of value: The Universal Commons

Leading Australian philanthropist Alan Schwartz is tackling one of the hardest challenges the planet faces: to put a true value on the social and natural capital of the world, including health, literacy, trust, clean water and biodiversity.

Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

An abridged version of Gary Banks' address for the Alf Rattigan Lecture for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) that points the way for what's worked in the past, and what can be done to avoid policy on the run.

How evaluation can kill: Why we can't just keep evaluating to justify

Leading social impact thinker Ross Wyatt says many funders and grantseekers are trapped by evaluations aiming to prove what they did was right. Here's how to do better.

Cracking the code: Funders the key to unlocking evidence-based practice

Our Community's Chaos Controller and executive director Kathy Richardson examines how we might create a sector where there are incentives for using evidence.

Don't hate me, I'm just the grantwriter ...

The founder and director of Grant Professionals, Robert Palmaricciotti, provides specialist grant writing services for sporting clubs seeking grants. He spoke to Grants Management Intelligence after his forthright presentation at the recent Grantmaking in Australia conference.

Grantwriters: Villains or modern-day heroes?

Many grantmakers see professional grantwriters as siphoning valuable funds from grants programs, but do grantwriters actually offer a valuable service?

Transforming your intentions into outcomes

As the grantmaking world comes to grips with the rapid rise of outcomes measurement, there's no shortage of experts, but who knows what really works?

The future of grantmaking

Our Community's "chaos controller" explains how the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) and its sister enterprise The Innovation Lab are helping drive grants innovations such as automated shortlisting, AI-driven classification, smart maps and an outcomes engine.

Grantmakers look to future at sold-out conference

The two-day ‘Prepare for Impact’ Grantmaking in Australia conference in Melbourne has sparked powerful and long-lasting insights for hundreds of leading grantmakers.

How to connect with under-represented communities

Understanding the importance of strategic planning, relationship building, cultural capability, targeted program design and targeted promotion.

Grantseekers rate their funder's performance

Each year, as part of the Grants in Australia research study we ask grantseekers to rate the performance of grantmakers in several areas. Here's what we found in the new study released this month.

High trust, low-doc: Is this the future of grantmaking?

In a world of grantmaking often spun around lengthy applications, mid-term evaluations, detailed budgets and extensive outcomes measurement, one renowned grantmaker is going against the grain to suggest grants would work better with less paperwork and more trust.

Those with the purse strings must do data better

Dr Lucy Bernholz, a world-recognised thinker on digital and data trends, says funders must take more responsibility for improving how data is handled and managed for the organisations they're helping, including how much information they're demanding.

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A better measure of value: The Universal Commons

Leading Australian philanthropist Alan Schwartz is tackling one of the hardest challenges the planet faces: to put a true value on the social and natural capital of the world, including health, literacy, trust, clean water and biodiversity.

News
Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

An abridged version of Gary Banks' address for the Alf Rattigan Lecture for the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) that points the way for what's worked in the past, and what can be done to avoid policy on the run.

News
How evaluation can kill: Why we can't just keep evaluating to justify

Leading social impact thinker Ross Wyatt says many funders and grantseekers are trapped by evaluations aiming to prove what they did was right. Here's how to do better.

News
Cracking the code: Funders the key to unlocking evidence-based practice

Our Community's Chaos Controller and executive director Kathy Richardson examines how we might create a sector where there are incentives for using evidence.