Georgie Bailey

Leading Grants Management Consultant and SmartyGrants Consultant, Georgie Bailey is based in Canberra, Australia. Georgie works with organisations that give out grants or funding including: government bodies or statutory authorities (federal, state or local government) philanthropic or other grant-making organisations, and corporate bodies (that is, businesses). Georgie is also the in-house consultant for SmartyGrants, an Our Community enterprise. 

Georgie uses a refined process that brings people together to understand their business needs, to inform Improved Grantmaking and Business Processes. Combining those initial insights with years of successfully applied grant-making experience, along with a finely tuned SmartyGrants – Grants Management System reduces grant administration costs, saves time, limits risk, increases efficiency, reduces bottlenecks, improve effectiveness, raises transparency, and importantly delivers a defensible grants record, a robust audit trail.

For grant-makers that have their grant-making game all sorted, and just need a good Grants Management System, Georgie provides a specialised bespoke SmartyGrants Grants Management System build, implementation and deployment. As a previous SmartyGrants customer, Georgie knows how to set up and Fine Tune SmartyGrants so customers get the best out of it, and have a tailored solution that meets and exceeds their business needs and their grant-making needs. Georgie also links up with the SmartyGrants Delivery and Support teams throughout the process to ensure a seamless implementation.

Georgie brings a wealth of practiced and proven strategic leadership, honed from her many years leading teams in Commonwealth Government grants administration. Georgie was in charge of the implementation and transformational roll out of SmartyGrants across 25 grant programs for The Australian Department of Communications and the Arts. Georgie is is a twice recipient of the Australia Day Achievement Medallion, Department of Communications and the Arts.

Georgie is highy sort after and kept busy by organisations wanting better grants management.

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Grants Better Practice

Georgie’s series on grants better practice is designed to help you feel confident that your grant teams are equipped to implement a better practice approach to grant making. It is an easily understood plain English, no waffle, practical guide to getting the job done.

Pricing and Fees

We start with an initial 60 minute free consultation. If there’s mutual interest in working together this starts with scoping and quoting a project. After that, we execute the standard paperwork and get started. Hourly rate AUD$275 per hour.

Our Community

The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy-to-use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Communities in Control

Australia’s most inspiring annual community sector gathering. An exciting program is always assured thanks to the many months of work by the organisers and the continuing commitment of sponsors.

Grantmaking Intelligence Conference

At this year’s Grantmaking Intelligence Conference we will look at how to measure and manage risk and reward to ensure that great grantmaking reaches communities efficiently. Join in on August 11 and 12 to connect with your peers, check the rear-view mirror and look at how far grantmakers have come, then shift your gaze forwards to make sure you’re on the right road ahead.

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Grants Management Consulting by Georgie Bailey