Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager works for us!
October 16, 2018

Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager works for us!

Diana Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Grant Lifecycle Manager

We primarily use Foundant to track and manage our external organizational granting with the Grants department. We have used it a bit more widely across the organization for other projects: internal grants and collecting/organizing nominations for awards/recognition lists

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • I'd love to have the option to have multiple evaluations at an LOI stage, but this is a very nit picky detail. The software is great, and does what we need it to.
  • It absolutely has brought our grant making into the 21st century. Previously we only took grant applications via paper forms- having a system where we can have applicants submit online, and reviewers from all over the country review the applications online, saves us so much time.
The decision to choose Grant Lifecycle Manager was made before I began in this position, but we have renewed our license because we were so happy with the service.
I have recommended GLM to colleagues and would do it again. It provides all of the features you need to manage a grants program, and incredible customer service. We're not a typical foundation, and the program works for our management, but I've seen it also work great for foundations large and small, that give standard grants or scholarships. We've used it in different ways to gather materials too, and it's worked for that as well.

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