GrantHub had the right features at the right price point. We signed up for a two-week trial period, and immediately felt relieved that someone was going to help keep up with all of this! Only then, did we have the confidence to reach further in our prospecting and adding new proposal deadlines.
Before finding GrantHub, our organization used a combination of methods to keep up with new prospecting and ongoing deadlines for grant applications and reports. This included hard copy calendars, shared electronic calendars, Excel databases, and electronic lists of monthly due dates.
Our Grant Writer likes being able to set up a deadline and know there will be an automatic email reminder weeks or days before. We also use the description section for each funder as a place to summarize where we are with that funder (e.g., submitted/date, LOI due/date, declined but will reapply/date, or if someone is working to establish a more personal connection). Other staff can log in (as read only) and browse through our list of foundations and see a summary of our current status with each. Our Grant Writer uses GrantHub to share documents with others in our organization and as a central location to store a working draft that can be edited and uploaded from multiple work locations. It is also our central location to store final applications that can be used to generate new LOIs and proposals.