Excel is a flexible program and a standard feature in almost every office. There's no doubt about that. However, while the program may fit many basic reporting needs, it falls short when it comes to grant seeking and award management. Simply put, grants management requires a system designed to manage the whole life cycle, from finding and applying for grants to financial reporting and compliance—tasks that spreadsheets are not equipped to take on.
Topics: Grants Management Software
I decided to share a few of our most "frequently asked frequently asked questions," taken in part from our sales team, particularly since some of our blog visitors are new and unfamiliar with the range of grant products and services that eCivis covers.
eCivis has numerous testimonials about our flagship product and cloud-based grants management system, Grants Network. I thought I’d take the time to focus on how these testimonials provide answers to a simple question: Why should my organization subscribe to eCivis?
Topics: Grants Management Software
Few people can claim 40 publications to their name, let alone when most of these publications relate to grant writing and fundraising. Dr. Beverly A. Browning ("Dr. Bev") is a rare exception. As eCivis' Vice President of Grants Professional Services (which includes peer review and grant writing assistance) and the author of Grant Writing for Dummies, Dr. Bev is a major authoritative voice on grant writing—whether it's knowing what grantors look for during peer review or how to write a compelling statement of need to put your grant proposal above the stack of competition.
Summer's nearly over, and our Grants Network: Research database has plenty of grants whose due dates are fast approaching in the fall. We thought we'd highlight a few of the grants whose applications are due in October and November (with one exception).
eCivis' Grants Network: Research database includes myriad federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities for state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, school districts, and institutions of higher education. The purpose of this blog post is to notify database users that we are highlighting specific opportunities relevant to individuals and for-profit institutions in our Grants News section.
Top 10 lists are next to impossible not to click on. As a nutrition enthusiast, I can generally predict the items on a “Top 10 Superfoods” list before reading that type of article. But I’ll read anyhow, just to see if I agree with the author’s choices. (This can be a day-long debate if reading through Rolling Stone’s “Top 500 Songs of All Time.”) Inevitably these articles spur dialogue about whether and why certain items should or should not make the list. And that’s the purpose of these articles—to stir discussion.
So we encourage that kind of dialogue with our “10 Winning Tactics for Grant Writing.” It comes in the spirit of my article on the 5 Habits of Effective Grant Seekers, and we welcome feedback among new and returning visitors alike. Do you agree or disagree with our choices? What would you add or modify?
(The following article was written by Heidi Allen, Account Executive for eCivis.) Earlier this month, eCivis attended the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh, held July 13-17. The purpose of the conference? To set national policies affecting counties and to share ideas on economic growth and opportunity for Americans. Based on the feedback we have received from current and prospective clients, this has been one of the most successful conferences for eCivis to date. And our happy hour event surely didn’t hurt.