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Useful Resources - Grants

The Strathbogie Shire Council purchased a series of books specifically for community groups and have donated these to the Goulburn Valley Regional Library, to be held at the Euroa branch. 

The books are published by Our Community and include the following titles;

Complete Community Fundraising Handbook: How to make the most money ever for your community organisation

The Complete Community Fundraising Handbook offers advice aimed at improving your community organisation's fundraising efforts and will allow you to take control of your fundraising activities.

Learn practical strategies, tools and next steps to gain more money for your community organisation.

How To: Find Money Fast - 50 Ways to Raise up to $5000

Choose from the top 50 ways to raise up to $5000 quickly! 

A guide to help schools, community and non-profit groups come up with innovative ideas to raise money in an increasingly tough market. 

Includes plenty of tips and advice to boost your current fundraising initiatives as well as a chapter devoted to helping groups establish a balanced and integrated fundraising strategy and a valuable 101-point special events checklist.

The ideas in this Guide will take the time and worry out of fundraising!

Winning Grants Funding in Australia - The Step by Step Guide

This practical, step-by-step guide will take you through the grant seeking process assisting you to prepare and research a winning funding application.
Winning Grants Funding in Australia - The Step by Step Guide looks at:

  • Introduction to grantseeking in Australia
  • What funding bodies want and need from community groups
  • Finding a relevant grant for your group
  • Writing a successful proposal
  • Managing the relationship with the funding body

How to Manage your Grant After Winning It!

Whoopee! Your grant application has been successful! The project's funded and you can sit back and relax, right?

Well, not quite. Now the real work begins. You now have to learn how to manage, review and acquit your grant (not to mention run the project).

This guide is designed to take you beyond the adrenalin of finding out that you've won the grant and help walk you through the process that you'll need to undertake from here on in.

The guide includes a bonus CD including all of the templates you will need to successfully manage your grant.

More than Money: How to get money, resources and skills from Australian businesses

This book will help step you through the process of scoping possible partnership targets, approaching a business, working with them, evaluating the results of your partnership and - finally - winding up or reinventing your partnership.

It's not an easy journey, but a very worthwhile one.

Transforming Community Committees and Boards - From Hell to Heaven

Don't be content to sit on a Board that is not working. Make a difference by working to transform your Board/Committee into an effective, energetic and productive team.

In this guide you will learn how to improve your Board through targeting, recruiting, knowing your responsibilities and capacities and knowing when it's time to act. 

Simple secrets of successful community groups VOLUME 1: over 400 tips on running a successful community group

Looking for the simple secrets to make your community organisation more effective and efficient? This book contains well over 400 separate tips and handy hints to assist community groups in the 21st century.

The common-sense tips are contained in 50 practical columns and cover topics such as expanding funding and revenue streams, value-adding to maximise your special events, attracting, motivating and keeping volunteers, dealing with the media and marketing your organisation and establishing an effective corporate memory. It is an excellent resource for groups of all sizes.

Simple secrets of successful community groups VOLUME 2: another 400 tips on running a successful community group

Looking for more simple secrets to make your community organisation more effective and efficient? This book contains well over 400 additional tips and handy hints to assist community groups in the 21st century.

The common-sense tips are contained in 50 practical columns and cover topics such as keeping the volunteer army happy, finding the perfect venue for your event, communicating a clear message, going in search of in-kind support for your group and much more.

Making Meetings Work - Conquering the challenges and getting great results

If the Board can be considered the mind of a community group, the meetings are the heart. This is where all major decisions are made and the Board comes together as a group to steer the organisation towards its mission.

Making Meetings Work is your guide to overcoming the challenges and complexities that arise in meetings and make them more effective and productive.

Surviving and Thriving as a Safe Effective Board Member - The essential facts you need to know before, during and after joining a community Board

What should you do when someone asks you to join the Board of a not-for-profit group? And what do you have to be aware of when you do actually say yes.

Find out what your legal responsibilities are and what compliance, governance and performance actually means for the not-for-profit Director.

This guide takes you through the questions you should ask before you join, your responsibilities while on the Board and the action you should take when you decide it's time to leave the Board.

How to Stand Out from the Crowd - The Complete Marketing & Media Handbook for Community Organisations

Are you serious about attracting new members, volunteers, supporters or raising more funding for your community group?

Discover the importance of strategic marketing and brand development as well as how to effectively action daily marketing activities such as direct marketing, working with the media and using technology effectively to achieve organisational strategic goals. 

Learn about database management, writing media releases and using email to spread the word about your organisation.



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