Award Force vs. Fluxx Grantmaker

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Award Force
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Award Force is an award, grant application, and submission platform from the Australian company of the same name featuring granular roles and permissions to for entry and review, control of judgment process, and other features.N/A
Fluxx Grantmaker
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Fluxx in San Francisco offers Grantmaker, this being their grant management platform for funders, providing clear data exploration tools and customizable dashboard, dynamic workflow with audit trail, and many collaboration and sharing tools.N/A
Pricing
Award ForceFluxx Grantmaker
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Award ForceFluxx Grantmaker
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Award ForceFluxx Grantmaker
Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises

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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Award ForceFluxx Grantmaker
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
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(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Award ForceFluxx Grantmaker
Likelihood to Recommend
Award Force
When we run a series of award program with different set of judges in rounds, we have had the best use of AF. It is highly competent in processing the applications specially as our number of applicants are over 2000. Therefore, we have been able to streamline the entire award process and reduce the margin of error and very transparent and efficient judging criterias implemented.
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Fluxx
Fluxx is well-suited for use by both small and large non-profits. Fluxx provides an intuitive interface and accurately houses grant proposal application data. Fluxx may be less useful at organizations where multiple funding layers exist, such as at community foundations which house multiple philanthropic funds. Fluxx has been an excellent product over the 10 years I have worked with it
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Pros
Award Force
  • User friendly User Interface
  • Data Protection
  • Reasonable pricing
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Fluxx
  • It's easy to find grant records and related information.
  • Excellent tool for managing and displaying processes.
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Cons
Award Force
  • Provide a smooth learning curve for the new users (As judges differ always)
  • Emails sent from the software lands in Spam sometimes
  • The product tends to lag if we are running many tasks at once.
  • Limited in-app reporting view.
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Fluxx
  • Autofill of past information
  • Recommendations of other grants
  • Better word count amounts
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Support Rating
Award Force
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Fluxx
I have an assigned rep who is very responsive and is able to answer any questions. Other than that, the technical support has been terrible. I often don't waste time documenting bugs because I know they likely won't get fixed or even followed-up on. Instead, I search for workarounds.
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Alternatives Considered
Award Force
The customer support team was outstanding in AF. They were very attentive and on point in our requirements. Also the pricing was very affordable. We had few recommendations from existing users who were already in our business market.
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Fluxx
Not included above because it is not in the system is Salesforce Foundation Connect. Again, I am always hesitant with this type of question. We selected grant maker because it offered the best fit for our organization's working style and culture. There is also a personal level of service that Fluxx offers that differed from other vendors (Smart Simple is similar in this way too). At the time we made the selection, one of the main influencers was the number of large foundations adopting the platform. As they invested in features, those features rolled out to the rest of the clients. This offered us access to functionality we would not have been able to afford otherwise. We moved from another vendor whose platform allowed for customization as well, but if they built it for one client, you still had to pay for it and pay ongoing yearly fees. So, the SAAS model adopted by Fluxx appealed to us. This has paid dividends as features have been developed. For example, one large foundation added the capability to track program-related investments alongside normal grantmaking activities within Fluxx. This is not functionality we could have paid to develop, but we have program-related investments that we wanted to track alongside grants and that feature was available to us because the development was paid for by that funder. That said, most of the above vendors have compelling products (as well as others), so be sure you look at your options and talk to users (other than the ones they provide you in the reference list) and check the Idealware guides
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Return on Investment
Award Force
  • Immense forward increase in ROI.
  • Increase in participation and hence more productivity.
  • No dependency on separate vendors for different features and cutting cost.
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Fluxx
  • The time it takes me to pull a grant proposal together is less now because many of my talking points are organized within Grantmaker.
  • I feel more connected to my team even though I am a remote freelancer.
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