Being Grantmaker of the Year 2013

It’s all about visualisation!!….

The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) is a professional network linking grantmakers, grant managers and grants administrators from philanthropic, corporate and government grant making.  It provides support, advice and inspiration to people involved with all things grantmaking, with the aim of helping practitioners to achieve excellence.

In 2012, the AIGM inaugurated its Grantmaker of the Year Award.  The award aims to find out from those working at the coalface what they think could be done to enhance and improve grantkmaking in Australia.  It aims to find the leaders of our field and have them share their great ideas with their grantmaking peers and what’s really important is that it aims to give recognition to the great skills and professionalism that exists in Australian grantmakers.

The first award was given to our own Egg 1 (well done Caitriona!!) and the search is now on for someone to fill her award-winning shoes.  Anyone who has worked for at least six months of this year as an Australian Grantmaker can apply and if you’re the winner, you’ll be paid handsomely for sharing your grantmaking pearls of wisdom ($5,000!). I’ve heard mention so many great ideas about best practice and next practice, and how we can improve what we do.  Now’s the time to share them. And be paid for the privilege!

To nominate, you just need to complete the online nomination form at www.grantsmanagement.com.au/award

Entries are open until midnight on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 and the winner will be announced in March 2013.

You can follow the musings of Claire Rimmer on Twitter via @ClaireMRimmer or the blog via @3eggphil

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