How to Use our Services:
How can your business use Our Community's services?
How can we find out about grants available for our business?
- Subscribe to BusiGrants
BusiGrants is a monthly newsletter providing full details
on all the available business grants, scholarships and professional industry
awards - including eligibility, application and other requirements. For
more information on BusiGrants, or to subscribe, visit the BusiGrants
site at www.busigrants.com.au.
How can we learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
- Australian Institute of Corporate Responsibility (AICR)
The Australian Institute of Corporate Responsibility (AICR) is a division of Our Community designed to provide information about the right way for business to interact with the community (believe us; there are wrong ways to do it!). All the information is free. Go to www.aicr.com.au
- Community-business partnerships Many businesses are keen to start a formal relationship with a community organisation - find out how to go about it at www.aicr.com.au/partnerships
- GiveNow.com.au GiveNow.com.au provides a commission-free online donations service, as well as information about how to give better, and how to give in non-financial ways. Visit www.givenow.com.au to find out more.
- Business on Boards
Volunteering by joining a community board is one of the most meaningful forms of corporate volunteering. The Business on Boards section of Our Community's Boards, Committees and Governance Centre will help you learn how your staff can share their expertise and/or work with a community
Here to find out more.
Where do we gain more information about making our grants programs more effective - or more successful?
- Get SmartyGrants
SmartyGrants is the AIGM's online grants management system. It allows you - the grantmaker - to receive online applications and manage the entire grants cycle from application to evaluation. SmartyGrants is used by hundreds of grantmakers to manage thousands of grants programs across Australia and New Zealand. Visit www.smartygrants.com.au to find out more.
- Grants Management Quarterly
Grants Management Quarterly (GMQ) is an Australian-made publication designed to radically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Australian grantmakers and funders. GMQ brings you grantmaking news, views, innovations, resources, trends, issues and best practice examples, extracting the lessons that are relevant to you. It also contains practical tips and step-by-step suggestions that show you how to incorporate these lessons into your own grants program - making best practice standard practice. GMQ is provided quarterly to all AIGM members (see below). Click here to find out more and download a sample copy.
- Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM)
The Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM) is the best practice network for government and local government grants managers and grantmakers. The AIGM is working to help grantmakers review and improve their grants programs, and keep abreast of best practices both within Australia and internationally. Click here to download the AIGM's Grantmaking Manifesto (PDF 2MB) or click here to explore the AIGM.
- Grantmaking Networks
Our Community, through the AIGM, convenes or links with a number of grantmaking networks, bringing together grantmakers with similar interests for online and face-to-face networking and peer exchange. Links to and more information about the networks are available at the AIGM's website: www.grantsmanagement.com.au.
How can we find out more about Our Community's range of products?