The Secret Wishes of Grant Managers
Imagine a genie specifically designated to grant the wishes of grant managers. For the sake of argument, and for easier reading, we’ll say he looks a little like George Clooney in a pool.
Well, what would you ask for? (Keep it clean, people). What would make your work life easier? What would make your processes more efficient and streamlined? What would make you not want to curl up into a little ball and cry?
We polled grant professionals earlier this year and asked them to share their grant management stumbling blocks with us. The results were very telling. A vast majority of grant professionals, from writers to fiscal stewards said they are concerned about keeping up with changing and more complex funder requirements. This concern applied to both federal and private foundation funding.
How critical is streamlining the reporting process for your grantors? What tool(s) do you currently use to aggregate data from your sub-recipients? Are you well-equipped to generate custom reports for your grantors? How do you ensure that you don’t miss deadlines or forget any steps? Do you see ways your organization can save time and money with some of the administrative tasks associated with grant management? Are you still thinking of George Clooney in the swimming pool? Please focus.
Here’s the one statistic from the grant professional poll that served as the defining aha moment.
Only 7.3% of grant professionals use software specifically developed for grant management.
If you’re struggling with processes or tasks associated with grant management along any phase of the grant lifecycle, why not spend a little time learning about software that may help? Here are three easy steps you can take to start making your grant management wishes come true.
1. Take a 10 Minute Assessment
The assessment helps determine how much time and money your organization is spending on the tasks associated with grant administration. The information gathered from the assessment is based on real numbers and data you provide. The results can be used to make a strong case for grant management software to any interested stakeholder.
2. Schedule a Personalized Demo
Sometimes it helps see a product in action. We recommend gathering a group of people from different departments to sit in on a personalized product webinar. During a personalized demo you can ask the questions that matter most to your organization. For example you can find out how grant management software ties in with your HR and accounting systems, or get a better feel for how it helps during the pre-award stages by finding new grant opportunities, or understand how to more efficiently manages sub-recipients.
3. Talk to Us
Simply tell us what grant management problems you're trying to solve. We'd welcome the opportunity to help. Also, if you decide to buy AmpliFund Full Cycle from now until December 31, 2012, you can save on your set up fee, and lock in the same price for your annual renewal fee including free upgrades to every new version of AmpliFund forever and ever and ever.
Email us. We'll answer any questions you have and/or set up a convenient time to talk.