With the latest batch of resources to hit the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) website, we've reached a significant milestone.
We now have some 200 grantmaking resources - including templates, helpsheets, reports, best practice guides and other overviews - available to AIGM members and site users.
New helpsheets cover a wide range of topics, including:
GMI; major reports on their way
Meanwhile, our GMI scribes are putting the final touches on three publications set to be released before the end of May:
Publications will be either sent directly to members, or made available to them via the AIGM website.
Not a member? Now might be a great time to sign up!.
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.