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Musings from Susan

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” — Mark Twain

Doing well this Spring? Make it even better!

Spring has sprung, New Year’s resolutions have been conquered or abandoned. Either way, you are on a roll, meeting deadlines and reaching goals. You look around – you’re in good shape. What to do now? Get better!

When you’re good at what you do, and have been at your job for a while, it’s easy to slip into a routine. But if you want to increase your productivity and improve results, there are several ways to step up your game.

Make small changes. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Do you get to work promptly every day at 9 am? Arrive a half hour early, and see how much you can accomplish with that found time.

Lists are your friend. If you like writing them on a yellow legal pad, that’s great. But there are plenty of apps out there that will let you carry your to-do’s around town, and update them on the fly. Take a look at Wunderlist or Workflowy for free, simple to use apps that can help tame your task list.

Think about efficiency. Look at how you work through your most frequent tasks. Break down the process from start to finish. Where do you slow down? How can you rearrange (or delegate) items to make the project move faster?

Enhance your visual environment. Your visual world can have a big impact on how you work. Your desk, office walls, even your screen saver – do they help put you in work mode? Do they inspire, calm, or spark the creativity you need? If not, freshen them up with new colors. A change of scenery can work wonders.

How do you use tools to enhance your work style and create a more productive work environment? Let us know at #palmettogrants.com!
 
Today’s Website:
Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org

Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also offers research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Through its affiliated websites, Foundation Directory Online, Glasspockets, GrantCraft, GrantSpace, Issuelab, and Philanthropy News Digest, Foundation Center is a national leader in the delivery of information and news regarding the nonprofit funding landscape.
Today’s Organization: 
Camp Kudzu
http://www.campkudzu.org/
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Camp Kudzu makes life better for children and teens living with type 1 diabetes by helping families so they can gain confidence, make connections with others like them, and increase their knowledge.  You could say they meet our mission every year, 600 times over! Major offerings include week-long overnight Summer Camps, a week-long Sprouts Day CampFamily Camps and Teen Programs.  Each program emphasizes fun AND diabetes education.  

Camp Kudzu holds programs and camps in many different places, ranging from Morgan County to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and currently serves children all over the state of Georgia. These children with diabetes come from all races, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds. At Camp Kudzu, children learn to take care of their diabetes avoid life threatening complications from diabetes, including heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, vascular disease and depression.  At Camp Kudzu they like to say, “Till there’s a cure, there’s camp!”
 
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