The AIGM's Knowledge Base and Resources Library continues to grow, with a number of new resources added over the past couple of months covering a range of grantmaking topics.
In addition, Kate Caldecott has examined how grantmakers can make program acquittals work for them.
Grants Management Intelligence
Our library of past editions of Grants Management Intelligence continues to grow.
We've added links to the first edition of GMI for 2016 - which contained the key findings from the 2015 Grants in Australia Survey.
We have also improved the indexing for other editions of GMI dating back to late 2014.
To access GMI back copies, visit the Tools and Resources section of the AIGM website and click on the "Reports" option in the top menu. You'll find past editions alongside previous Grants in Australia survey reports dating back to 2006, and AIGM Grantmaking Labs reports.
Four local councils around Australia have been working with SmartyGrants to open up their data. Learn more about the open data pilot project.
Thinker in Residence Chris Borthwick considers the possibilities for artificial intelligence in grantmaking, and suggests that big data has changed the game.
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.
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.