I am in search of recommendations for a great donor/grants/scholarship data management program for our Michigan based community foundation. I love FIMS (Blackbaud) but have no use for the financial module. I would like to be able to track my donors and donations, have a grant management module that tracks an application from the moment it hits my desk until it is either declined or funded and completed, and a scholarship module that would track from application through our voting process. Does any such program exist? I would love to hear suggestions and your experiences with what is available.
Hi solstice. Are you looking for software to manage grant-seeking, grant-giving, or grant-usage? I've seen all three called "grants management."
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Good point. Grant giving. We are a community foundation that needs software to track donations, grand-giving, and scholarships that we award.
Thanks for the clarification. Have you looked at Idealware's Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems? They also have some related materials at https://www.idealware.org/?s=grants+management
If you're a member of the Technology Affinity Group, you can download their publications, which include reviews of grant tracking software (some of which were done jointly with Idealware).
I hope that helps.
Thank you, I will check into this today!
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