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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.

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?

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.

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.

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 ..

Winners sum up mood in biggest grants survey

This year's Grants in Australia study is set to generate the most detailed insights into the state of grants since 2006, when Our Community first started keeping tabs on grants trends.

The latest Grants Management Intelligence

Knowing whether your grantmaking really works matters to everyone: the funders, the recipients, the beneficiaries, the authorities, and your supporters. And that's where evaluation comes in.

Grantmaking in Australia conference 2018

The 2018 Grantmaking in Australia Conference will connect you with the people who have stared down the challenges and give you the confidence you need to take one small step for your organisation, towards one giant leap for humankind.

Prepare for impact: Suit up, strap and count down for better grantmaking. Save the date for our conference now.

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How to connect with under-represented communities

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

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.