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3 Reasons to Subscribe to eCivis' Grants Database

by Timothy Tiernan on September 18, 2012
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Alternative-FundingeCivis 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?

1. Save Time and Money

eCivis grant researchers go the extra mile to summarize grant details in an easy-to-read format, even contacting program officers to clarify or supplement information provided in notices of funding availability (NOFAs). Local government customers have told us that our work saves their grant teams several hours of research on a weekly basis. For instance, Janeen Gaskins, grants administrator for the City of Avondale, AZ, stated that:

“If it weren't for eCivis, we wouldn't have any new grant money coming in. It simply wouldn't be possible for us to do the research. The search feature and summaries save 90 percent of the time we used to spend going through each grant.”

2. Get Grant Notifications by Email

Customers save time researching grants in part because they receive grant notifications by email, so they can quickly see at a glance whether they want to pursue a particular grant opportunity. The City of Chicago Police Department found that email notifications based on their search agents helped them to stay on top of Department of Justice grant opportunities:

“Your notification about DOJ's JAG award saved the day for us. This is a $6.2 million award for us. We made the deadline, and couldn't have done so without your notification.”

Another customer/end user, Sheriff Debbie Benight of Tulsa County, OK, shared something similar:

“eCivis gives me everything I need in one place. The advance notices particularly help us prepare, so we have the programs and processes in place when grants are officially announced. Often the deadlines are quick, and we could miss the opportunities otherwise.”

3. Focus on Increasing Funding

Grant writers often say that they have little time to research grant opportunities. With eCivis Grants Network database available as the hub of their grant information, grant writing teams have one major burden off their shoulders, so they can focus on writing more winning proposals and bringing in more grant dollars to their departments. With federal earmarks in an extended state of limbo, effective grant writing has become even more important these days.

Amy Shankland, grant coordinator for the City of Noblesville, stated that her grant team’s win rate ratio increased steadily over the past few years:

“Thanks to eCivis, my staff spends less time researching grant opportunities and more time completing applications. Our win ratio is at 60% and climbing.”

If You're an Existing Customer...

...then you already know the benefits of eCivis Grants Network. Feel free to send us a testimonial about how your agency/department has benefited from eCivis' products and/or services: media@ecivis.com.

If You're Not Yet a Customer...

...then let's talk.

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