Table Hotspot: Learning from failure

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.

Grantmakers felt they could approach how they learnt from failure from a number of perspectives.

They noted that some of these methods might be challenging for funders, or could present them with truths they aren't entirely comfortable facing.

They also emphasised the importance of actually defining "failure" and "success", as well as dealing with the media if things did veer off course.

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