Help! It’s Grant Season again!
You’re an administrator for a major grant-giving organization. When grant season rolls around, as excited as you are to be facilitating the philanthropic efforts of enthusiastic applicants, you’re already dreading having your inbox plugged up with duplicate applications, queries from confused applicants, and incomplete forms.
The State of SaaS in the Grants Industry
In a recent study done on the state of SaaS tools in the workplace, the numbers showed a stark difference from what the market looked like even just a few years ago. According to a popular Cisco study, 83% of the best-performing US businesses planned to onboard with a SaaS/Cloud-service vendor in 2017. The most interesting part of the study however, is that 70% of these businesses had no intentions of doing so in 2016.
Switching to a Grants Management Software Platform
SaaS is clearly something very new to the Grants Industry, and because it is so new, often administrators are hesitant to switch to a more advanced platform to facilitate their grant programs. Expenditure outside the norm is also something that grant-giving foundations are likely to be stingy with. However, efficiency and effectiveness can only come from embracing innovation – because it will start becoming increasingly more difficult for ordinary grantmakers to keep up with demand, let along make an impact. There are lots to discover from making the switch to a Grants Management Software.
Still need one more final push?
1) Boost Efficiency and Effectiveness
Foundations can dramatically increase the effectiveness of their grant cycle by switching to a software platform that lets administrators view, filter, and funnel through a large volume of applications in one sitting.
2) Streamlining the Application Process
Most of our customers report marked changes since making the switch from legacy systems. Not only does it help them maintain a consistent working process, it also allows them to collaborate with multiple people involved in the grant-awarding process without anything falling through the cracks, all the while saving time for your applicants and administrators.
3) Fair and Accurate Judging
Ditch the complicated tangle of emails and attachments and saving and re-saving updated evaluations. Choose an SaaS-based Grant Management Software that lets you customize reviewers, score and comment, and pass applications through multiple rounds in just a few clicks.
Cover all the bases.
OpenWater’s Grant Management Software is designed to be a do-all system that lets administrators manage the grant process from top to bottom. From collecting applications to reviewing them, save time and resources for both your applicants and reviewers.
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