The start of a new year is a great time for cleaning up loose ends and putting new and better systems in place for the upcoming year. Invest a little time this month in tuning up SmartyGrants and you’ll enjoy the benefits all year long.
SmartyGrants is a powerful tool and getting the most out of it means keeping it fine-tuned. A little house keeping will save time and effort later on:
Now that everything’s cleaned up, bring your team of SmartyGrants users together to take a look at what’s working well, what’s not, and make plans for any needed changes. Questions to ask include:
There are multiple benefits to optimizing SmartyGrants. You’ll spend less time searching and more time doing. You’ll be able to see what works and what doesn’t both administratively and program-wise. If you would like a SmartyGrants tune-up, an evaluation of your SmartyGrants account or support putting an evaluation framework in place, please contact me at Kate@katecaldecott.com.au or 0447 227 598.
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Kate Caldecott worked with me on Australia Post’s Our Neighbourhood Community Grants program. She assisted with the grant process design and SmartyGrants grant management implementation.
In working with Kate, I would describe her as being: passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated to community with a willingness to going the extra mile, above and beyond. It is always a pleasure to work with Kate.- Erin McKenzie, Community Events and Partnerships Advisor, Community Relations Australia Post
This is the perfect opportunity for me to thank you, in particular, ….. for the outstanding customer service you have all provided. You have not only helped us use SG effectively, but kept the panic at bay. There is lots more to learn about what SG can do and I’m sure we will be in regular contact …….
Thanks to you all – you are fabulous!- Debra Slater-Lee, Programs Manager State NRM Office (WA)
Being a complete newbie on all aspects of Smartygrants I was daunted by the task of being completely responsible for the outcome of a major grant funding round at the Shire. I did the training and it still did not make much sense to me until I had my first session with Kate. The way in which Kate was able to clarify, explain and help me understand the rationale and functions of the system was brilliant, her manner always patient and professional, and her willingness to transfer knowledge and information commendable. Thanks to Kate I am now a confident user of Smartygrants- Marilyn A Gippsland VIC
Kate’s involvement in the final stages of the major review of two of Sunshine Coast Council’s funding programs added significant value to our work. As well as identifying additional sources of information for analysis, and suggesting enhancements to data presentation, Kate provided a professional critique of the review, validating our analysis of the review findings and the options identified in our report to Council.- Margaret Cattanach Team Leader Community Connections Community Services Sunshine Coast Council
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