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Philanthropy Australia – Grantmaking Essentials


Thursday, 15th May 2003 at 1:05 pm
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Corporate grantmakers have the opportunity to take part in two professional development seminars in Sydney and Melbourne next month presented by the peak body for the national philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Australia.

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Philanthropy Australia – Grantmaking Essentials
Thursday, 15th May 2003 at 1:05 pm

Corporate grantmakers have the opportunity to take part in two professional development seminars in Sydney and Melbourne next month presented by the peak body for the national philanthropic sector, Philanthropy Australia.

Grantmaking Essentials: practice, policy, priorities is tailored to the interests and skill levels of every participant, and combines formal presentation, dialogue, plus the practical application of information, samples and examples.

Leading Australian trainer, Genevieve Timmons leads the seminars, and brings to this work the experience of 15 years of grantmaking, as an executive manager, consultant and trainer both in Australia and internationally.

As a consultant in philanthropy, she is engaged by grantmakers on a wide variety of assignments, including the design of new funding structures; identification of appropriate grantmaking policy and practice; the conduct of ‘philanthropy audits’, review and forward planning exercises; evaluation; and facilitation of professional development seminars.

Genevieve is a Senior Fellow of the Johns Hopkins International Fellows in Philanthropy, a Fellow of Leadership Victoria, and is conducting relevant post- graduate research at the University of Melbourne.

In addition, Vanessa Meachen brings specialist information from 4 years of experience as the Research and Information Officer with Philanthropy Australia.

As a core staff member, Vanessa has been responsible for delivery of membership publications and products, such as User Guides and Fact Sheets, and applying the use of technology tools. She has taken a key role in responding to wide-ranging public and member queries from Australia and internationally, requiring a thorough knowledge of the trends and challenges encountered by grantmakers and systems and tools available to enhance the practice of grantmaking.

These intense one-day workshops provides:
 Exposure to new philanthropic trends and best practice
 An overview of both international and Australian philanthropic territory
 The opportunity to speak and share with experts and colleagues in a collegiate setting

Who should attend?
The seminars are open to anyone engaged with grantmaking, especially
 Corporate grantmakers
 Staff and trustees of trusts and foundations, including operating foundations, community foundations and statutory funds
 Individual donors
 Allied professionals such as financial and legal advisers

What will be covered?
 Nuts and bolts of grantmaking, including receiving, researching, monitoring and acquitting funding proposals, and making best use of systems, technology and tools
 Essential ingredients of a ‘great grant’
 Building effective partnerships with grantseekers and other grantmakers
 Governance and accountability
 Grantmaking ethics, values and the politics of giving
 Philanthropic grantmaking in the context of a civil society
 Mapping the territory of philanthropy across the world

Dates: Melbourne – Tuesday 24 June, 9 AM – 4 PM
The Sebel Hotel, 394 Collins St
Sydney – Thursday 26 June, 9 AM – 4 PM
Medina Grand Hotel, Kent St, Sydney

Prices: $550 inclusive of GST
$500 inclusive of GST – Philanthropy Australia Members Only

For more information and a registration form please send us an e-mail to probono@probonoaustralia.com.au.

Membership

Philanthropy Australia’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of family, private, corporate and community giving in Australia.

As a member of Philanthropy Australia, you will be part of the philanthropic ‘voice’ which promotes and protects giving and volunteering. Philanthropy Australia works to improve public understanding and recognition of the relationship between philanthropy and the wellbeing of the community.

Philanthropy Australia membership offers a range of services and products to bodies and individuals that are grantmakers/givers or are combined grantmakers and grantseekers.

There are several types of membership: Full, Associate and Affiliate.

Full membership is open to individuals or bodies whose philanthropic activities are primarily grantmaking/giving. Fees for Full Members are based on the total philanthropic disbursements made by individual persons or bodies in a financial year.

The Associate category of membership is open to individuals or bodies whose philanthropic activities are not primarily grantmaking. The Fee is $1,100 per annum (includes GST).

Affiliate Membership is available to non-grantmaking bodies that have a clear involvement in the philanthropic or broader not-for-profit sectors through the promotion of these sectors; undertaking research into them; or the provision of educative services (eg university Schools, Centres or Departments offering courses or research in philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector philanthropic trusts and foundations that have not yet commenced distributing funds. The fee is $550 including GST.

For more membership details please contact Grant Hooper on (03) 9612 9030 or Jane Kenny on (03) 9981 5599.

For further information, please visit www.philanthropy.org.au.



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