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Good grants need a kernel of truth, says Squirrel

The unforgettably-named Squirrel Main - research and evaluation manager at the Ian Potter Foundation - says good evaluation is the difference between effective grants and wasted effort.

A CYBER attack in which cyber criminals threatened to release the details of 8000 clients of Family Planning NSW - including those seeking help about contraception and abortion - has highlighted the threat to other not-for-profits, as well as the new laws that require them to notify authorities about data breaches. Here's the latest guidelines.

Winners sum up mood in biggest-ever 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.

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.

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.

How are you measuring your social impact?

There are some big players in the world of social impact reporting, with think tanks and technology companies vying to solve one of the toughest problems we face: how can organisations measure their social worth?

Are you measuring what matters?

This is a new data-driven era, and if you claim that your grants programs have had an impact, you have to back those claims with data. Anecdotes aren't good enough.

Good grants need a kernel of truth, says Squirrel

The unforgettably-named Squirrel Main - research and evaluation manager at the Ian Potter Foundation - says good evaluation is the difference between effective grants and wasted effort.

Meet the trainer: Gina Cirillo

How our SmartyGrants trainer can "save your (grantmaking) life".

How FRRR is taking grants to the next level

THE Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has reviewed more than 26,000 grant applications over 17 years to see how its support has translated into action across the country.

The dangers of data on autopilot, a 'biased' view

We have seen some profound progress in assessment algorithms. However, these algorithms are not without risk. And a wrong diagnosis, unfair assessment or false result could have huge implications, writes data scientist Joost van der Linden.

The Geelong Project's outcomes focus gets results

How a small city slashed homelessness, boosted school results and became a model for the world with evaluation excellence.

Astrophysicist turns her mind to the grants universe

Dr Paola Oliva-Altamirano, an astrophysicist, astronomer, and specialist in the creation of galaxies over billions of years, has turned her attention to something harder - data science for the social sector.

ACNC's grant study reveals big surprises

Australian grantmaking charities provide more than $4 billion annually in grants and donations, and hold more than $56 billion in assets, according to new research.

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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.

News
How are you measuring your social impact?

There are some big players in the world of social impact reporting, with think tanks and technology companies vying to solve one of the toughest problems we face: how can organisations measure their social worth?

News
Are you measuring what matters?

This is a new data-driven era, and if you claim that your grants programs have had an impact, you have to back those claims with data. Anecdotes aren't good enough.

News
Meet the trainer: Gina Cirillo

How our SmartyGrants trainer can "save your (grantmaking) life".