Sally Weldon's review of Grant Lifecycle Manager
Updated December 23, 2015

Sally Weldon's review of Grant Lifecycle Manager

Sally Weldon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

Most recent version, all clients receive updated versions of the software at the same time

Modules Used

  • We have a grants module and a scholarship module

Overall Satisfaction with Grant Lifecycle Manager

The programs department at the foundation uses Grant Lifecycle Manager to accept all applications, evaluations and award/deny processing for the 11 grant programs and 50 scholarship programs. We needed a greener office. Our grants and scholarship processes that were at one time heavily dependent on reams of paper, are now virtually paperless. We had a cumbersome workflow. Now administrators of the system effortlessly accept applications and assign evaluators from the same system.
  • Across Platforms: Access for administrators, applicants and evaluators across all platforms and devices.
  • System updates: Thoughtful upgrades that are implemented without effecting any user's experience.
  • Design - Users find the system simple to navigate
  • Need a smother process for third party responses. Currently individuals recommending more than one student for scholarships have many emails to deal with to find the correct link to upload the correct student's letter.
  • Questions that would filter which applications the applicant would apply for.
  • Reduction in paper, copy machine maintenance and postage
  • Seen by peers and community as being up to date with technology
  • Better view of the entire program department's work
In 2011 we demoed and reviewd IGAM, Good Done Great, Grant Lifecycle Manager (Foundant) and ChesterCap. Each company and software had strength and weaknesses. We selected Grant Lifecycle Manager based on the product's cost (and how the subscription cost is based); the professionalism of the demonstration, and compared to other software we liked all of the pieces of the software being in one place - one login location. A local United Way had purchased the software and gave us a demonstration and praised the support they received.

Cost of the product is primarily subscription based, which is better for being able to budget for. Add a new administrator user? No extra cost.

It is web based, and accessible to grant applicants, students, counselors and committee members.The vendor provides competent support and implementation specialists. Data is able to be uploaded to the enterprise system to create checks for the awardees.

Using Grant Lifecycle Manager

8 - The Program Officers use GLM to manage grant applications, evaluations and followups, Vice President of Programs and President to check on grant program statuses or evaluate a grant program, IT Director creates new forms and processes basic implimentation, Scholarship Officer manages scholarship applications. Grant Manager - administrator of GLM.
2 - Technical and database skills.

Grant Lifecycle Manager Implementation

  • Vendor implemented
  • Implemented in-house