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proposalCENTRAL. Innovation under your control.
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Grants management is not static. It’s a dynamic continual process and, to work optimally, it requires full participation from all parties and constant attention from your staff.
Done right, it’s time consuming and resource hungry – which is why most organizations are not able to manage their grants as well as they would like.
With proposalCENTRAL, you create the ideal grants management environment virtually. Even more, you increase interactivity among participants and benefit from their collective thinking.
proposalCENTRAL is a collaborative, web-based, grants management solution providing a faster, more efficient way to receive, review and manage grants. The proposalCENTRAL web portal enables grantors to interact seamlessly with applicants, reviewers and grantees for a faster, more efficient grants management experience. And because proposalCENTRAL is hosted by Altum, it does not require IT staff to implement and there is no hardware or software to buy.
Streamline and refine your grants management process with proposalCENTRAL and see how having control of the grants management environment impacts your organization.
Why Take Your Grants Management Online?
proposalCENTRAL streamlines the grant proposal process, enhances communication between all parties and centralizes information.
With proposalCENTRAL, you will:
- Automate Administration: Applications received electronically can be immediately assigned and accessible to reviewers online. Critiques and scores are collected online with optional threaded discussion to facilitate review meetings. Automated reminders encourage timely submission of progress reports.
Benefit: Saves administrative time and costs; facilitates project management
- Encourage Innovation: The innovative processes of members are absorbed into proposalCENTRAL. Discussions among members incorporate the best practices by others and drive continuous improvement of the solution.
Benefit: Taps into the collective brainpower of your organization and beyond; allows organizations to stay ahead of the curve
- Provides Answers: Because your data is centralized, organizational reporting is just a click away. The proposalCENTRAL system comes with an array of reporting options including built-in reports within each module and an ad hoc query tool for unlimited data access.
Benefit: Facilitates quicker decision making, easy reporting back to your constituents and financial accountability
- Streamline the Grant Process:
- Simplify the application process. The guided proposal process is easy for first-time applicants and quick for experienced grantees. Application forms are easy to customize for each program. A validation process ensures that applications are accurate and complete before each submission.
Benefit: Ensures no wasted or missing information; eliminates costly back and forth with applicants
- Maintain Applicant Profiles. Profiles for applicants and institutions speed the application process by storing re-usable information in one place. Institution profiles managed by authorized officials ensure that grantors receive consistent institution information.
Benefit: Speeds process; enhances consistency of messages
- Shorten the Review Cycle. The system identifies potential conflicts and allows for keyword matching between applications and reviewers. Reviewers immediately can access assigned applications. Review meetings are shorter because critiques and applications are available online.
Benefit: Decreases grant/applicant mismatches; shortens review cycles
- Manage Grant Awards. The system provides a central repository for tracking and managing awarded projects – budgets, documents, notes and timelines. Built-in contact management enables quick location of people and projects by keyword, location and/or status.
Benefit: Cuts administrative costs; allows for better decision making and quicker actions
- Provide Superior Customer Support. The system includes a toll-free help desk for applicants, reviewers and grantees staffed by professionals knowledgeable in grants. This support service enables a smooth transition from paper to electronic grants.
Benefit: Builds stronger relationships; frees your time for other priorities