WON THE GRANT. WHAT'S NEXT?

Expertise and resources to ensure your project is delivered on time, and on budget.

Winning a major grant is no easy feat. Congratulations to you. Sometimes less than 30% of grant applications received by grantmakers are approved.

So now that you’ve won the grant, let's make sure you deliver it on time, on budget and makes the impact you see possible for your community.

To assist, we have recorded a short masterclass and 20-page Resource Pack, and we offer a vaste areas of other services (if you need us!) 

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Having delivered 400+ projects, we know that running projects has its challenges ...

Who’s doing what? Why are we over budget? Why did that supplier not deliver? Why are we 6 weeks behind? Who’s going to tell the funder it has gone off track?

Read more below about ways we can assist your organisation to shine. 

WAYS WE CAN ASSIST

Watch our Live Training / Recorded Masterclass

Avoiding the 7 Tripping Hazards in Grant-Funded Projects

Our Live Training (recorded masterclass) will help you:

  1. Better understand the 7 most common reasons that projects fail, and know how to identify them, and avoid them,
  2. Better understand the five stages in the Project Management Lifecycle, and bring a new level of professional edge to your project,
  3. Understand why 70% of effort is required in planning the project, and why that recommended figure will set you up for success,
  4. Know how to identify key risks and create a risk management plan, 
  5. Have the resources and templates to run an effective project, 
  6. Give you a renewed sense of confidence with your projects, and a confidence around engaging and speaking with your funder,
  7. Ultimately, deliver this precious grant-funded project on time and on budget, and come out the other end unscathed.

The video is ideal for those:

  1. Have found yourself as the ‘accidental project manager’,
  2. Want to upskill across project management, risk management and finance management for the project to succeed,
  3. Are leading a group of community volunteers for the first time, 
  4. Have worked on projects in the past that were challenging, and want to know how to set this new project on a course to succeed
  5. Are leading a group of suppliers for the first time, 

You’ll be hearing from and learning with three Specialists from The Xfactor Collective community of specialists:

  • Melissa Tandy, 23 years experience in empowering leaders to manage risk, and transformational leader in diversity and inclusion
  • Melanie Colling, 27 years experience in helping leaders achieve outstanding project outcomes, as a people, collaboration and program management specialist
  • Justin Hogg, 28 years in financial management, accounting guidance, company secretarial and corporate governance
  • Julia Keady, 25 years in project leadership, grant-funded projects, grantmaking and organisational development 

Service and Supplier Gaps

The Collective has built a stable of 50+ high experienced and pre- vetted independent specialist consultants and professional services from across Australia who work collaboratively to you.

Our specialists deliver services in a range of ways, including consulting, coaching, training and advisory – more than 300+ areas of specialisation.

Here are a few ways we can assist you with your project:

KEY ELEMENTS FOR ALL PROJECTS 

  • Outcomes monitoring and evaluation
  • Project management
  • Risk Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Legal documents and advisory 
  • Communications Plan
  • Acquital and Report Writing 

ORGANISATION CAPACITY GRANTS 

  • Income / revenue diversification - strategy and implementation support, fundraising diversification, social enterprise development 
  • Transformation - mergers, restructures, rebranding, stakeholder engagement, partnership development, culture and change management
  • Learning and development services - business case, financial modelling, market research, product development, technology, curriculum design, marketing plan
  • Governance - strategic planning, DGR advisory, 
  • Outcomes & Impact - theory of change, outcomes framework, evaluation, aligning to SDGs

INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS 

  • Project Management 
  • Faciliites Management and advisory 
  • Contracts and agreements 
  • Communications - marketing, media and events strategy and implementation

COMMUNITY PROGRAM GRANTS 

  • Community engagement - facilitation, stakeholder engagement, market research, focus groups 
  • Program design and evaluation, program testing 
  • Communications - marketing, media and events strategy and implementation

BOOK HERE TO SPEAK WITH OUR TEAM, AND DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS

Project Crisis Support

THINGS OFTEN GO WRONG IN PROJECTS - DON'T FEAR!

HERE'S HOW WE CAN HELP

  • Conflict in the team, or with suppliers – Speak with our Conflict Resolution Specialist 
  • Financial Management challenges - Speak with our NFP Finance and Accounting Specialists 
  • Intellectual property disputes – Speak with our Intellectual Property Specialist 
  • Reputational risks emerge – Speak with our Crisis Communications Specialist

Just book into a chat with our Community Managers in our Concierge Service 

Didn't Win The Grant. What next?

So you're having trouble winning a grant? Here's how we, and our partner network can help:

  • Grant application review service 
  • Articulating your outcomes and theory of change 
  • Writing with influence - how to bring the head and heart together
  • Asking for feedback from grantmakers
  • Beyond grants - developing other income streams  

HEAR FROM LEADERS WHO TRUST US

Bernadette Black AM, CEO
Brave Foundation, Tasmania

"The Collective as a whole is a truly remarkable and visionary community of specialists that really do care about social enterprise in Australia and helping those that need it most."

Patrick Walker, CEO
Australian Sports Foundation, Canberra

“We never thought we would, but we have engaged 8 different specialists from the Collective over the last 2 years to support our growth and change. It has saved us time, money and heartache working with a community with our best interests at heart.

Alexie Seller, Co-CEO 
Enterprise Learning Projects, NT

When we first found The Xfactor Collective, we wondered how we'd survived for so long without themIt is such a joy and relief to have someone take away the hassle of finding quality consultants that both understand us, and deliver quality outcomes. This is the community of generous (and hard-working!) professionals that we needed."

PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waters and their knowledge of the places where we gather to collaborate and strengthen communities. In our work, we recognise the importance of Country, not just as a place, but how it also maintains community, family, kin, lore and langage.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

This always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.

We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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