The modernization of grants management: Q&A GrantVantage

August 16, 2017 / By

Grants management is a very rewarding job that, until recently, just came with manual tracking and massive administrative burdens. Days are spent tracking down information for audits, reconciling budgets with the finance teams, or writing detailed reports for funders. But modern grants management solutions exist that can alleviate these manual tasks, automatically tracking regulations and...

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4 attributes of a modern grants management approach

June 22, 2017 / By

The primary role of a coder is to code, a construction worker to build and a fisherman to catch fish. When these singularly-tasked professionals are forced to spend their time doing other things, it detracts from their primary goals. Similarly, every grant professional’s job is to help their organization accomplish the work that their organization...

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Look to the cloud for clear skies with grants management

June 8, 2017 / By

Managing government grants is often cumbersome, complex and confusing. Grant funders, intermediaries, grantees and sub-recipients are already squeezed by scarce resources, and new regulations add new compliance challenges. Many do not have the money, personnel or time to handle convoluted administrative work, intricate IT infrastructure and security and compliance issues – all while effectively strengthening...

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5 Tips for Federal Grant Closeout

January 9, 2017 / By

The New Year is just around the corner! (The Federal fiscal year, that is, beginning October 1, 2014.) Undoubtedly, this means you are working to close out your Federal grant project by September 30, 2014 and chances are good you are trying to tie up some loose ends before then.  The GrantVantage team knows the stress...

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5 Things to Remember When Thanking Your Donors

November 22, 2016 / By

70% of nonprofits don't send a follow-up thank-you to their donors within 30 days of the donation. 37% of nonprofits don't send a follow-up thank-you to their donors...at all. But thanking your donors is a critical necessity if you plan on retaining and growing your donor base.

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Grant Management DATA Act Policy

November 14, 2016 / By

The National Grant Management Association is publicizing an opportunity for stakeholders to weigh in on grant management policy changes required by the DATA Act. While the first phase of the DATA Act rollout required the OMB to draft reporting guidelines, the second phase will include a pilot program to test the efficacy of new standards,...

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Giving Season

5 Tips to Make Sure You’re Prepared for Giving Season

October 21, 2016 / By

Giving Season is upon us, and it’s obviously more than doing a #GivingTuesday campaign alone. According to recent statistics, 34% of all giving overall is done in the last three months of the year–it can be a chaotic time for nonprofits to manage the increase in giving volume. So whether you’re planning your #GivingTuesday campaign or...

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5 Tips for Grant Project Start-Up

October 3, 2016 / By

While last week we looked at closing out major projects by the end of the fiscal year, this week we take on starting new projects. Federal award letters will be arriving by the end of September, if not before, so make sure you’re prepared by trying these simple tips for grant project start up: Gather...

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Struggling with Grant Compliance? Try GrantVantage!

September 20, 2016 / By

It may seem like tedious grant management is the name of the game. Every day seems to present many of the same challenges – too many open windows, individual filing systems, 4 different programs to manage one grant. For most grant funded organizations, stretching a dollar is an art form.  However, what about funder compliance?...

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