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How Vital Signs is sparking new life in communities

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.

AIGM Wire
Speed up your grantmaking
23 Mar 2017

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.

AIGM Wire: Women Moving Millions philanthropic leaders to tour
27 Oct 2016

Two leaders from the US based Women Moving Millions will visit Australia for events in Sydney and Melbourne in November.

Calling all grantmakers! Have your say on our 2017 Grantmaking Conference
26 Sep 2016

Help the AIGM plan a relevant, responsive 2017 Grantmaking in Australia Conference.

AIGM Information and Grants Reform Agenda unveiled
13 Jul 2016

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.

More new help sheets at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 08 Jul 2016

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

Worth a read on the web
12 May 2016

A couple of great little grantmaking reads from the US, including some good news for a past Grantmaking in Australia Conference presenter

200 resources ... and then some more!
11 May 2016

New resources have arrived, while GMI and important reports are on their way!

QUT opens grantmaking survey
06 Apr 2016

QUT's Giving Australia survey has opened, with philanthropists and philanthropic grantmakers invited to take part.

Eighteen new help sheets available on AIGM website
30 Mar 2016

Another batch of help sheets join the AIGM's ever-expanding knowledge base of tools and resources

AIGM Wire - Worth a read on the web
29 Mar 2016

Three new grantmaking and philanthropy-related articles worth reading.

New resources now available at the AIGM website
by Chris Riches - 07 Mar 2016

New helpsheets have appeared on the AIGM website in recent weeks - with more soon to come.

AIGM Wire - GMI reveals the key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey
02 Mar 2016

Key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey have been revealed in the latest Grants Management Intelligence.

Local Government Tribal Gathering 2016: Session in Focus - Alternatives to Councillor Discretionary Grants
18 Feb 2016

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.

Grantmaking in Australia Conference 2016: Speakers in Focus - Brett de Hoedt
10 Feb 2016

In the third and final of our features spotlighting Grantmaking in Australia Conference concurrent session presenters, we welcome Brett de Hoedt.

Grantmaking in Australia Conference 2016: Speakers in Focus - Narelle Clark
05 Feb 2016

In the second of our features spotlighting Grantmaking in Australia Conference concurrent session presenters, we welcome Narelle Clark.

Grantmaking in Australia Conference 2016: Speakers in Focus - Jennifer Whelan
03 Feb 2016

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.

Grantmaking in Australia Conference 2016: Sessions in Focus - "Let the People Decide"
26 Jan 2016

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".

AIGM Wire - Worth a Read: "Could Giving Circles rebuild philanthropy from the ground up?"
20 Jan 2016

New article on the Open Democracy website looks at how collective giving is changing the grantmaking landscape

Local Government Tribal Gathering 2016: Speakers in Focus - Rebekah Forman
20 Jan 2016

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.

Grantmaking in Australia Conference 2016: Speakers in Focus - Kate Carruthers
11 Jan 2016

The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) is excited to welcome Kate Carruthers as a keynote speaker for the 2016 Grantmaking in Australia Conference.

News
Councils leading the way in open data

Four local councils around Australia have been working with SmartyGrants to open up their data. Learn more about the open data pilot project.

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Give grantseekers the tools to help you

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.

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Disrupting distributing: Grantmaking in the AI era

Thinker in Residence Chris Borthwick considers the possibilities for artificial intelligence in grantmaking, and suggests that big data has changed the game.

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Grantmakers' global battle against inequality

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.

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