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.
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.
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.
Seven best-practice trends from The Ian Potter Foundation. Craig Connelly, CEO of The Ian Potter Foundation is interviewed by Generosity magazine.
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.