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.
We'd like to thank everyone who attended our recent Grantseeker Forum in Darwin, including those who joined the event via webinar.
The Program Management team will be hitting the road again this August to meet with not-for-profit organisations across all the sectors the Foundation supports.
Seven best-practice trends from The Ian Potter Foundation. Craig Connelly, CEO of The Ian Potter Foundation is interviewed by Generosity magazine.
Dr Squirrel Main, Research & Evaluation Manager, reveals why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are a vital tool for effective grantmaking.
The Foundation was thrilled to recently receive the 2017 SIMNA Award for Outstanding Social Impact Measurement Funding Organisation. This recognition confirms that the Foundation’s efforts to increase the impact and effectiveness of our grant-making are on the right track.
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.