- Affordable Living
- Australian Service Excellence Standards
- LGBTIQ Inclusion
- Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services
- Northern Connections
- Results-Based Accountability
- STARservice Development Program
- Stronger Together Commitment
- Thriving Communities
- Concessions and Support Services
- Volunteer with DCSI
- Grants for organisations
Your community organisation might benefit from these handy tips for building organisational capacity.
Making the most of the Internet
- Create a social media presence for your organisation. Visit the Nonprofits on Facebook website, which educates community organisations on the best strategies to connect with an audience, build a successful profile and raise funds.
- Sign up to the SCOPE mailing list for our Tuesday Training and Friday Funding email newsletters that highlight training and funding opportunities.
- Subscribe to updates, newsletters or alerts on relevant websites to receive notifications of opportunities in your email.
Writing funding applications
- Tailor your funding application to the purpose of the grant/funding body. Government grants focus on policy outcomes, business grants focus on programs that show the company in a positive light and philanthropy grants focus on making a difference in the community.
- Examine the FundAssist toolkit from Flinders University. This is designed to help non-government alcohol and other drug organisations writing funding applications but may be useful to other community organisations.
- Watch these four short animated clips aimed at helping organisations submit winning grant applications: Plan your project, Prepare a budget, Write an application, and Implement your project.
- Developing a membership structure for your organisation could potentially generate an income stream and enhance community wellbeing.
- Indigenous Governance Toolkit – this site presents a range of tools on governance tailored for Aboriginal organisations
- Visit the Our Community website, Australia’s Centre for Excellence for not-for-profit organisations and schools, which provides advice, tools, resources and training.
Your organisation may benefit from finding a mentor. Mentoring is a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists members of a community organisation to develop specific skills and knowledge to enhance professional and personal growth. Your organisation may benefit from finding a mentor.