As long as we have an internet connection, we have the ability to manage our grantmaking activities.
We received around 200 paper proposals a year. With limited staff, this workload became daunting at times, and simply managing all the paper became a real challenge. We also encountered some scares with our data storage processes, which was a combination of an obsolete data management program and paper filing. A specific challenge we were looking to remedy was when staff traveled we became “unplugged” from our workflow.
Our overall experience with Foundant has been great. We received everything we were promised. From transitioning to the new system, usability and functionality, and support from Foundant staff, our experience has been just what one could hope for. It streamlined the workflow for both grantee and grantor. The biggest surprise was the evaluation tool was in sync with our traditional evaluation methods.