Dr Squirrel Main, the Foundation's Research & Evaluation Manager, was a special guest on Culture Counts' recent webinar 'Reflect for success: Become a learning organisation'. Watch the 30-minute webinar here.
At its latest meeting, the Board of The Ian Potter Foundation approved grants for a range of exciting projects across many program areas. At this meeting, the Board also considered proposed new funding guidelines that will ensure our future grantmaking remains firmly linked to the four elements of the Foundation’s vision for a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia.
In late 2018, Dr Squirrel Main, Evaluation & Research Manager at The Ian Potter Foundation travelled to the US to attend the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference. During this trip, Squirrel attended the Foundation Evaluation Directors’ Meeting where she was able to exchange ideas with 20 peers in the US philanthropic sector. Read more about Squirrel’s learnings and reflections from this knowledge sharing opportunity.
Here's a short video of our CEO Craig Connelly discussing why building and managing relationships with philanthropists is key to a NFP organisation’s search for funding.
Craig Connelly shares the news of the Board's decision to add a fourth element to the vision of The Ian Potter Foundation. He also explains the reasoning behind this and what comes next for the Foundation.
In September Louise Arkles, our Environment & Conservation Program Manager, had a rare and precious opportunity to escape from the grants treadmill and spend time with colleagues in North America. Here, she reflects on her observations and learnings from the trip.
The Ian Potter Foundation has always proactively sought partnerships with not-for-profit organisations. This year has been no different with several new partnerships established through major grants awarded to organisations supporting Indigenous communities and people at risk of homelessness.
It’s been a busy few months since our last newsletter. The program management team and I have recently undertaken a week-long scoping trip to the Northern Territory visiting Alice Springs and Darwin. The latest funding round saw grants made to organisations in every state and territory.