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ABOUT

About Kate Caldecott

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A self-proclaimed “grants geek”, I am passionate about grants and the good they can do. When done well, they have the power to change people’s lives. Not a single dollar should be wasted on inefficient, poorly targeted or poorly managed programs. To that end, I served as a key player in converting application processes from paper to electronic, in developing the online grants management system SmartyGrants, and in formulating the Australian Institute of Grant Management’s Grantmaking Manifesto.

 

Technology, combined with good program design and management saves time and money for both the grantmaker and the applicant, allowing more resources to reach communities in need.

 

Specialties

  • Implementing and optimizing SmartyGrants

  • Guiding organisations through the process of selecting, procuring and implementing electronic grants management systems

  • Program Evaluation

  • Designing strategically targeted, evidence-based grants

  • Ensuring ethical execution, efficient use of funds and good stewardship
  • Helping grantors and grantees work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes
  • Utilizing technology to set-up efficient systems for grants management

Experience

I formerly served as the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM), as a founding member of the SmartyGrants Leadership team and a founding team member of the highly successful social enterprise, Our Community.

 

I currently consult as a Strategic Partnerships Advisor and Trainer for Our Community. I am an AIGM Preferred Consultant for advanced Grantmaking services and SmartyGrants implementation including co-ordinating their Early Access program.

 

Whether you are a Council needing to streamline your processes, or a philanthropic organization wanting to design a strong program evaluation, I’m here to help.

 

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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

  • 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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