This year, I was fortunate to travel to the USA with members of the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation to undertake a study tour of philanthropic organisations. The opportunity to meet with 20 or so major US Foundations and experienced philanthropists was invaluable.
A recent article in ProBono magazine highlighted the findings of an Australian Institute of Grant Makers survey of grantseekers which found that one of their key concerns was the need for multi-year grants to sustain projects and build genuine partnerships with funders. This finding reflects the lessons we have gathered through our own evaluation processes identifying common success factors in our grants.
In this blog post, CEO Craig Connelly explains the Foundation's strategy for engagement with the NFP sector and managing our grant distributions over the next couple of years.
CEO Craig Connelly reflects on his first six months in the job, the pathway to increasingly strategic grant-making, forward commitments, and some of the highlights from our recent funding round.