Savvy Giving

Where: Brisbane, QLD

When: Mon 23rd Jul 2018, 09:00 – 17:00 (8 hours)

Presented by: Philanthropy Australia

An essential professional development opportunity to refresh and deepen understanding of key elements of contemporary grantmaking. Content is relevant for any type of giving program – government, business and private philanthropy – and tailored to suit provide donors, staff, directors and trustees, government and business  executives, responsible persons and professional advisers. Students also welcome.


Program Outline

  • Understanding the landscape
    • overview of the philanthropic ecosystem - shapes, sizes and purposes of giving
    • critical data on the nature and extent of philanthropy in Australia
    • key developments and trends in the sector
  • Where do I fit?
    • the continuum of giving and who plays a part
    • various roles and responsibilities of people active in philanthropy
    • the challenge to know your place and be your confident best
  • The nuts and bolts of giving programs
    • critical steps in the grantmaking cycle
    • practical tools, templates and ideas
    • building effective relationships with grantees and peers
    • assessing funding proposals
    • reporting, monitoring and evaluating grant outcomes
    • reviewing and evaluating impact
  • Strategies for staying fresh, creative and productive
    • key challenges for contemporary giving programs
    • networks and peer exchange
    • monitoring emerging trends and opportunities - can it be about more than money?
    • golden rules for efficiency, effectiveness and impact



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Advocacy Update

February 2018

The Australian Government has announced a review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation.

Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's engagement with the review.


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