Attendees at the 2016 AIGM Grantmaking in Australia Conference participated in a lively series of Table Hotspot sessions.
Each session saw delegates gather with fellow funders to discuss and reflect on one of 10 grantmaking topics.
The Hotspots allowed like-minded funders to tackle a grantmaking issue, discuss how they've faced it and share techniques to address it.
Grantmakers highlighted the need for genuine interaction with grantseekers throughout the application process as key to addressing this problem.
They also acknowledged the need for clear policy and guidelines which spell out what grantmakers will and will not consider for funding.
Download Table Hotspot Helpsheet: Improving Applications (PDF 1.07 MB).