How to Seek Funding

This series of four recorded webinars is designed for anyone involved in seeking funding from philanthropic organisations – whether you are a Board member, CEO, fundraising, marketing or development officer, volunteer with a fundraising role, or an application writer.

Each webinar is accompanied by downloadable presentations that you can make notes on during the webinar and keep for future reference. The presentations include a list of useful resources and further reading.

  • Sources of Funding for Not-For-Profits

​This webinar overviews sources of funding, the funding mix and provides an analysis of giving in Australia and comparisons world-wide.

  • Overview of Philanthropy in Australia

This webinar outlines the different types of philanthropic organisations in Australia and the philanthropic continuum as well as styles of giving and what this means for NFPs seeking funding.

  • Making a Compelling Application 

This webinar outlines the eight top ways to make your application more compelling to grant makers.

  • Engaging with Philanthropy

This webinar outlines the six top ways to engage more effectively with philanthropists and philanthropic organisations, how to make your website a more effective funding tool and what to do if your funding application is successful or unsuccessful. 

* Please note, if you are unsure of your membership status with Philanthropy Australia, please call (03) 9665 9100 for confirmation. All tickets will be verified.

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Chris Wootton | Philanthropic Services Manager, Philanthropy Australia

Chris has worked in philanthropy for over 10 years managing the granting programs for some of the largest trusts including Helen Macpherson Smith Trust; William Buckland Foundation; L E W Carty Charitable Trust, The Felton Bequest; Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Trust, the Jo & JR Wicking Trust and the RACV Community Foundation.

In his previous role at ANZ Trustees, Chris was responsible for around 250 trusts and foundations across Australia which distribute over $85 million per year. He has also held senior executive roles at Melbourne Water, the University of Melbourne and was the inaugural CEO of WaterAid Australia.

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