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Likelihood to Recommend

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As stated in previous comments, the software platform has the ability to offer a variety of services. It is well suited for all organizations and events. With that said, no software is perfect for everyone and the user should take in consideration both functionality and investment. The platform we used lacked some "ease of use" administrative functions and was not ideal for marketing our sponsors.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

The software has served our needs well for the past four years, and with the continuous improvements that keep rolling out, I can't see us moving to another type of grants management software in the future
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Pros

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  • Attendee List Maintenance: The platform provides an easy-to-use attendee list. Modifying the information is a piece of cake.
  • Attendee Check In/Out: Highly recommend the software for their quick and easy access to attendance entries and information.
  • Technical and Customer Support: Our representative was very knowledgeable and was able to assist us rather quickly when prompted by email or telephone call.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Customer Service: Foundant is always super helpful and speedy in their responses to my questions, whether it's an email or call.
  • Connections to other users: There's a great online community that's willing to share what works for their organizations.
  • Company Response/Development: Foundant is continually updating (where it needs to) to make their product the best it can be, and is willing (and does) take comments and suggestions from clients for how the software could be improved.
  • Training: A variety of training options- ranging from in person conferences to web-based tutorials. Very helpful, and updated as the product is.
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Cons

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  • Modifying Client Payments: There were too many steps to take when modifying a client payment in the system. Although we could complete the task, one would expect a single step instead of multiple steps from a variety of page views.
  • Adding or Modifying a Single item: You would expect the platform to bring you back to the same item for any further modification or review. Rather, the platform took you to the top of the page was rather annoying especially when you have hundreds of auction items.
  • Knowledge Base: The platform offers a knowledge base if you know where to locate it. Rather than clicking on a link within the header or footer of the software, we were forced to locate some original emails from the developer which contained a link for the knowledge base. There should be no reason for hiding access to information.
  • Sponsor Marketing: Most events if not all of them, are financially successful because of sponsorship revenues. It is extremely important to market these sponsors (or large donors) on the platform. The software does a poor job in emphasizing these sponsors.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • It is exceptionally difficult for me to be critical of GLM. If there was one place, it might be in the customized reports. Frankly, I don't really think it is GLM's fault - I think the fault lies with me. My brain doesn't tend to think as analytically as is necessary to craft a report that gives me the information I am seeking in a concise form. Fortunately, the customer service at Foundant is always ready to assist me to make the best report that I can. Once the report is written we save it and I can continue to run it on a regular basis.
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Alternatives Considered

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Grant Lifecycle Manager

I have not used other online grantmaking products or evaluated others. I used to use MicroEdge Gifts, but not the online application version. It was a stand alone management system. This is hands-down better, easier to use and a more complete system
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Return on Investment

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  • All software platforms enhance ROI and save time and money. Not sure if this software was better than others.
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Grant Lifecycle Manager

  • Increased efficiency with pre-reviewing applications
  • Far better customer service, as we have had far fewer disgruntled users
  • Easier to collect necessary data through robust reporting platform
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Pricing Details

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General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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Additional Pricing Details

Grant Lifecycle Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Grant Lifecycle Manager Editions & Modules

Edition
Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM)1
  1. Per Organization, Per Every 2 Years
Additional Pricing Details
Foundant Connect is an optional, add-on product linking data from GuideStar, Foundation Center, and GreatNonprofits into Foundant GLM„the organizations leading the industry in the data revolution. Connect allows users to quickly access and share data to make the grantmaking process easier and more efficient for everyone involved.

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