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August 09, 2021

Great for Everything!

Dana Long | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Submittable across the company. We use it for our annual awards programs, nominations, education abstract collection, scholarship application, committee volunteer application, and our Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards that also requires an entrance fee.
  • Easy to use & create multiple forms (including duplication!)
  • Exporting & sharing submission information
  • Judging of awards/entries
  • Copying form parts, entire forms can be duplicated, but it would be great to be able to copy sections of the form when questions or answers are similar
We really made Submittable worth the purchase by using it for EVERYTHING. We previously used Adobe Forms for all of our submissions which was difficult for us and the submitters, by replacing all of those with Submittable forms we made everyone's lives easier... I don't see a situation that can't benefit from Submittable.
Dylan Pickus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Submittable for applications for all of our artistic programs - including residencies, fellowships and grants. It is used just by the artistic department, but that is the main thrust of our nonprofit. It helps us streamline the application process immensely, from submission through a multi-round review process.
  • Sorting and labeling applications - makes searching for and grouping applications easy
  • Building dynamic forms that allow for different streams based on the applicant
  • Excellent customer service
  • Website always runs a bit slow - could use some more server space I would imagine
  • Pulling reports for multiple forms at once
Submittable is perfect if you are expecting a large volume of applications, especially across many different programs. It is also very useful if you have a variety of folks looking at those applications on the back end and want to collect their thoughts in a compact but helpful manner.
Score 10 out of 10
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We utilize Submittable to manage applications for grants and distributions for our foundations.
  • The sales team did a great job presenting Submittable to us and the stakeholders. They were very clear on which of the requirements they met and didn't meet--unlike other sales teams that promise you their system does everything only to find out it doesn't.
  • Implementation--The team that helped us was amazing. They had a great approach and keep us on track. They also helped us with the specifics of our grants that other companies couldn't--specifically the import of historical data that we required.
  • Support--So far, support after the sale has been great. We have contacted our account rep, and he has been able to address any questions we might have or provide a resource that can.
  • So far, the only thing I can think of is that personalization of the main page is minimal.
  • I wish the email generated by the system could have our email address.
Well suited for creating a site where agencies can submit their applications and we can easily track them.
Score 10 out of 10
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Our organization uses Submittable to manage our annual grant application, grant reviewing, awarding and reporting processes. It is solely used within our granting department, and it wonderfully accomplishes the task of keeping all of our grant work, applications, documentation, etc. for the grant cycle in one location, and all inter-connected!
  • Everything related to any applicant's grant (original application, review process, notifications, all communications, site visits, and reporting) is in a central location and is connected and easily accessible. This is a HUGE timesaver.
  • Submittable's features are time-saving and make grant management easy and convenient, from start to finish. The platform accommodates every stage of the grant cycle, fluidly and intuitively.
  • The only thing Submittable was missing for us was the ability to pre-populate our grant application with a unique 6-digit ID number for each applicant. This was important to us because we match our applicants with a database from the public school district so we have to make sure that each applicant's ID number is accurate. They did not have this functionality, but they were able to provide a reasonable workaround for it.
Submittable is well-suited for any size organization that offers grants, scholarships, etc. and need a cohesive way to manage the process. Submittable also does not seek to restrict your granting ability by imposing caps on the number of applicants or the number of user accounts (reviewers, etc.) or even the number of grants. Other providers that we looked at before deciding on Submittable wanted to charge us several thousand dollars more to offer more than one grant annually, but Submittable did not limit us in that regard and does not charge more for additional grants. This was important to us because we are visiting the idea of offering a second (micro) grant annually, and it's great to know that we can do that without having to worry about exorbitant costs/fees, etc.
David Okamoto | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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My team has worked closely with Submittable over the past two years to support the AT&T Film Awards, an open competition recognizing emerging and underrepresented filmmakers across the United States. Submittable solves many business challenges for our team. Firstly, we needed a platform that allows for thousands of filmmakers to submit their short films, film descriptions and details about their background to the competition. We also needed to find a vendor that could assist with targeted marketing outreach efforts in reaching aspiring filmmakers and students, along with leveraging their network of entertainment industry professionals, who could assist with reviewing the submissions.

Additionally, I recommended Submittable to a colleague of mine who had a similar need - supporting the AT&T Create-a-thon, a program that allows aspiring creators to shoot a short film across a weekend.
  • Submittable provides a robust, easy to use and stable platform for managing a submission-based competition. The platform allows an admin to easily design, build and launch a site. Backend reporting and the ability to set up judging/evaluations of entries is also a key strength of the platform.
  • The Submittable team has been invaluable to our organization. Cory Davis and Jolene Brink have both been tremendous to work with.
  • Marketing capabilities: Submittable has helped AT&T to reach our target audience in a very strategic and cost-effective manner. Their marketing expertise and guidance has been a huge benefit and time-saver for my team.
  • Minor feature enhancements to the platform including the ability to more easily analyze site traffic patterns without having to extract out of Google Analytics. This is a low priority though.
Submittable is a well suited vendor if you're looking for either a self-service platform for managing your submissions, to a full-service solution (e.g. leveraging their marketing, advertising, design, etc.)

Submittable Scorecard Summary

What is Submittable?

Submittable offers tools to launch, measure, and grow social impact programs, locally and globally. From grants and scholarships to awards and CSR programs, Submittable partners with users to make a difference. The start-to-finish platform aims to improve workflows, to drive better decisions and bigger impact.

Submittable helps users:

Collect: Launch and collect applications through an online portal

Collaborate: Automate tasks and coordinate with teams and applicants

Review: Evaluate fairly, from anywhere, and make decisions as a team

Award: Streamline award tracking and payment delivery to stay on budget and on schedule

Report: Share a story, while also measuring, learning and growing for next time

The vendor states Submittable has supported over 95,000 social impact programs, receiving nearly 20 million applications, and that teams save an average of 12 hours per week and launch in an average of 14 days.

Submittable Features

  • Supported: Automated application review
  • Supported: Funds Distribution
  • Supported: Impact Reporting

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Submittable?

Submittable, headquartered in Missoula, offers their submissions management system for building out application workflows and forms, supporting grant requests, corporate giving, and other kinds of application forms with a custom review process, workflow automation, and other features.

Who uses Submittable?

The most common users of Submittable are from Small Businesses and the Non-profit Organization Management industry.