Table Hotspot: Funding core and operational costs

Attendees at the 2016 AIGM Grantmaking in Australia Conference participated in a lively series of Table Hotspot sessions.

Each session saw delegates gather with fellow funders to discuss and reflect on one of 10 grantmaking topics.

The Hotspots allowed like-minded funders to tackle a grantmaking issue, discuss how they've faced it and share techniques to address it.

Among the topics discussed was how grantmakers can effectively - and perhaps creatively - fund core and operational costs.

Grantmakers examined some of the obstacles to funding core operational costs, shared their thoughts on successfully doing so, and looked at ideas and alternatives for linking this type of funding to longer-term goals and sustainability.