June Is Small Cities Month

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Are you a local government leader looking for creative ways to solve the challenges of your small city or town? The National League of Cities (NLC) has done a stellar job promoting small cities across the United States (#smallcities15), sharing stories of small cities that are leading innovation and supporting vibrant communities. These stories include that of Maricopa, AZ (proud to have you as an eCivis customer!), one of the featured cities at the Big Ideas for Small Cities conference held in March and a great example of how to get creative when you have the challenges of a big city without the resources.
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Topics: Grants Management Software, Local Government

Grants Management Readiness Survey

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Mar 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

You can't solve problems without asking honest, sometimes difficult, questions. For example, "Are we satisfied with how our agency researches grants? Manages awards?" And, "How effective are we at handling audits and audit findings?" The following short survey has been provided to jog your thoughts about your grants management processes, with questions related to: Read More

Topics: Grants Management Software, eCivis Resources

Detroit's IT Strategies Relevant for Local Governments

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Sep 10, 2014 4:01:00 AM

In the high-profile bankruptcy of the City of Detroit, tensions can run high as different stakeholders have their own views on how best to lift the city out of its financial crisis and improve quality of life for residents. One area where all of those stakeholders agree, however, is the need for the City to improve its information technology infrastructure so that the City can better track and collect its funds, operate more efficiently, and better deliver public services.

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Topics: Grants Management Software

Heartbleed: No Risk to eCivis Subscribers

Posted by Sami Hoda on Apr 10, 2014 10:00:00 PM

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Topics: Grants Management Software, eCivis Resources

Grants Management from Harris County (Part 2)

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Apr 9, 2014 10:00:00 PM

On March 27, 2014, eCivis spoke with Hank Griffith, Deputy Director – Grants, for Harris County, TX, about grants management best practices from the third most populous county in the United States. Below is part 2 of the interview (click here for part 1):

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Topics: Grants Management Software, Grants Management Best Practices

Grants Management from Harris County (Part 1)

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Apr 8, 2014 8:23:00 AM

On March 27, 2014, eCivis spoke with Hank Griffith, Deputy Director – Grants, for Harris County, TX, about grants management best practices from the third most populous county in the United States. The interview is divided into two parts. Here is part 1:

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Topics: Grants Management Software, Grants Management Best Practices

Texas Municipal League Conference: A Recap from Fort Worth

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Nov 6, 2013 6:00:00 AM


(The following blog article was written by guest blogger Dorothy Wing of the City of Fort Worth, an eCivis client since 2012. She can be reached at Dorothy@YourVirtualVP.com.)

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Topics: Grants Management Software, eCivis Resources, Grants Management Best Practices

Grants Management Software: Tracking and Reporting 3.0

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Oct 28, 2013 7:01:00 AM

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Topics: Grants Management Software, eCivis Resources

Grant Research: A Look at eCivis Grants Network Database

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Sep 20, 2013 2:00:00 AM

What is your organization's biggest grant funding challenge? Of the answers eCivis receives, the most common response is Finding and winning funding.

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Topics: Grants Management Software, Grant Seeking

SAM.gov Webinar and Q&A

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 22, 2013 11:32:00 AM

Last Thursday, the Governor’s Grants Office (GGO) of Maryland hosted a SAM.gov webinar led by a System for Award Management expert to guide new registrants through the SAM registration process (and importantly, some of its quirks). Topics included How to Create a SAM User Account, Migrating Legacy Account Roles/Permissions, and Updating Entity Records. The webinar was attended by more than 200 people.

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Topics: Grants Management Software, SAM, eCivis Resources