Andrew Sadaukas from Generosity magazine interviewed Craig Connelly, CEO of The Ian Potter Foundation to learn about the seven best-practice trends that the Foundation is adopting in its grantmaking. See below an extract from the article which can be found in full on the Generosity website.
Providing multi-year operational funding to key organisations in target sectors and building the human capital of nonprofits are among the best-practice trends that are set to have a major impact on Australian philanthropy, according to The Ian Potter Foundation CEO .
The insights were partly drawn from an illuminating two-week study tour of the US in September 2017. Connelly, accompanied by The Myer Foundation CEO Leonard Vary, met with 29 key figures from the US donor community and examined best practice at some of the world’s largest and most successful philanthropic institutions.
“It was all about speaking with experienced philanthropists, including private individuals, ex-senior executives and current executives to get a sense of what they regard as best practice philanthropy,” Connelly says.