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Don't hate me, I'm a 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.

Don't hate me, I'm a 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.

Who is evaluating the evaluators?

Evaluations are now integrated into funding models and expected at every stage of projects. Yet finding the right talent is a big issue. So how does someone become an evaluation specialist? And how can you spot a good one?

Reef grant is hardly gold standard

COMMENT: The Federal Government's close to half-billion dollar grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation isn't exactly best practice writes Thinker-in-Residence Chris Borthwick.

DSS to revamp grants for families and children

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is seeking input from the wider community to contribute to the future of family and children services.

Are you granting wishes or spreading curses, when it comes to evaluation support?

Once upon a time, there was a grantseeker fairy godmother, who provided funding for evaluation, clear information, simple submissions, and the chance to submit qualitative information in reports. But the fervent wishes for this kind of help are no fairy tale ..

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Don't hate me, I'm a 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.

News
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?

News
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?

News
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.