More great help sheets have been uploaded into the tools and resources section of the AIGM website in recent days, covering a variety of grantmaking topics.
Table Hotspots resources
We've also just uploaded a special series of resources drawn from the 2016 Grants in Australia Conference.
The 10 help sheets summarise each of the Table Hotspot sessions staged at the conference, in which grantmakers and funders gathered together to discuss issues affecting their grantmaking, as well as share techniques to approach or address them.
The resources cover a range of topics, including:
There are now around 230 different resources available on the AIGM website covering the entire grants lifecycle. And more resources are added regularly.
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