The importance of the discoveries in the Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model report are twofold: They give a snapshot of the current philanthropy landscape, showing what the current state of play is in Australia compared to other countries; and they give a baseline for future work to be built on. The present Philanthropy in Australia in its current state has room for a lot of improvement. The communication breakdowns and the power imbalances between grantmakers and
The Philanthropy: Toward a Better Practise Model report showed a number of areas that could be strengthened between grantmakers and grantseekers. These areas still need strengthening; however the collaborative learning being done by the PIPP cohort shows a willingness to start. Image by Joshua Rawson-Harris. Unsplash license.
A variety of grantmakers and grantseekers took part in the research for Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practise Model. Grant Maker (Annual revenue) Grant Seeker (size) $12.1 M plus 8% 20% $8.1M – $12M 0 9% $5.1M – $8M 6%
The findings from the Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practise Model mean that the grantmakers and grantseekers now know the areas where they can become stronger to create better impacts and real improvements in the lives of beneficiaries. Image by Ev. Unsplash license.
The initial Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practise Model report done by the APSIC in 2018 showed that both grantmakers and grantseekers are united in their passion to support social change, but had areas to work on. While we can’t reveal what we’ve found in our survey yet, we can say that the passion of both grantmakers and grant seekers remains. Image by Ian Schneider. Unsplash license.
The Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practise Model report is the result of an analysis of the practises of grantmakers supporting not-for-profit organisations in Australia. Grantmakers and grantseekers were surveyed and interviewed to better understand how they approached giving, social impact and the use of evidence in decision-making. The report draws on the Trust Company’s five pillars of good practise for grant-making to capture those thoughts. Those pillars are: Grant mak