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Board Nomination Software

Application & Review Cloud

Board Nomination Software

Board nomination software for the modern organization.

Software that makes it easy to manage your entire process from call for nominations, review, voting follow-up and publicity.

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All-in-one Board Nomination Software

Make your Board nomination process easy and efficient with OpenWater’s Board Nomination Software. OpenWater gives you the professional tools needed to quickly and efficiently manage your board nominations. Now you can easily email out a call for nominations, manage the applications and review process, and give your board the transparency and recognition they deserve.


Applicants are tired of plodding through lengthy and confusing application processes. OpenWater’s online submission tool is designed to create the application or nomination form you need, and improve the user experience, by making the submission process as simple and painless as possible. OpenWater’s application system has been battle tested to handle simple to complex workflows, including allowing for:

  • High resolution file uploads (pictures, videos and documents)
  • Nomination based work-flow
  • Payments
  • Letters of reference
  • Team based applications
  • Multi-category and dependent fields

Review Committee Portal

Simplify and streamline the review process. With OpenWater, reviewers can go online and access submissions at any time, anywhere, on any device. And admins can create the review forms and processes to fit their program’s exact needs. Highlights of the OpenWater review portal include:
  • Single or multi-round review process
  • Customizable review criteria per program
  • Committee based review capacity (including tiered judging permissions)
  • Save & Return (let’s reviewers save their scoring drafts)
  • Download to PDF (down all or specific applications to PDF to review offline)
  • Full offline review mode (perfect for in-person judging events)


There are lots of tools out there to help you build a submission form for your software, but what about administrative needs? OpenWater’s board nomination software gives admins the tools and resources to make their program a success. From complete oversight of the nomination process, to communicating with reviewers, to analyzing your program’s progress, we’ve got you covered. Highlights include:
  • Board Selection Dashboard
  • Multi-program support (run 1 to 100 nominations, awards, scholarships or grants)
  • Easy communication (email confirmations, email blasts)
  • Application & review form configuration
  • Customize system phases (need to call your reviewers: Judges? Make it global!)
  • Board Nomination Website Builder

Reporting & CRM

See everything about your contacts in one place. Go way beyond names and job titles. Every interaction with your applicants, reviewers and contacts are stored in a tidy timeline. You’ll never need to dig through a messy inbox or spreadsheet to figure out what’s going on. Some highlights of OpenWater’s CRM and reporting capabilities include:
  • Scheduled email blasts with variables
  • Reporting drill-down
  • Premium analytics (compare program progress year to year)
  • Bulk download files to zip
  • Track conversations, calls and emails
  • Export to Excel, CSV, PDF, HTML and JSON


At OpenWater, we understand the underlying value of integration. This is why we not only promote integrations, but perform integrations on behalf of our customers as well. Likewise, we understand that integrations can be confusing so we have friendly staff that will handhold you and your organization as we communicate with you and your AMS/CRM/3rd Party system and complete your integration, stress free. Common integrations:
  • Single Sign On (similar to ‘login with facebook’ only with your system)
  • Pull data into OpenWater (pre-fill application data in OpenWater with your data)
  • Push data to your system from OpenWater
  • Field-lookups (member/contact lookups)
  • Member Discounts
  • Full Salesforce sync


Your board nomination website is an important source of information for your program, as well as a great marketing tool that can improve transparency and elevate your organization’ reputation. OpenWater’s board nomination software helps ensure you get the most out of your website at every stage in the nomination process, giving the ability to publicize what’s going on — from the call for nominations to selection announcements. Features include:
  • Nominations Content Management System
  • Social media integration (make it easy to share content)
  • Responsive Design (works on device)
  • Automatically updated searchable board gallery
  • Sponsorship highlights
  • Email blasts

Make Board Nominations Simple With OpenWater



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