The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) has released its Information and Grants Reform Agenda, with a look towards future developments its work in the grantmaking sector.
The full document recalls some of the key AIGM milestones since its launch in 2003-04.
Importantly, it also looks into the future, charting the institute's upcoming plans, including the roll-out of CLASSIE (Classification of Social Sector Initiatives & Entities), its integration through SmartyGrants and the launch of the institute's grantmaking open data project.
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.