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granthubA nonprofit organization cannot survive on donations alone. While donors are a huge facet of a charity’s income, many turn to grants to fund their organizations. Ask any nonprofit, grant writing is taxing and often times frustrating. Time and money is spent on crafting a proposal only to not receive the grant in the end.  It doesn’t help that no grant is the same, each requiring their own set of documentation. Not only do writing proposals take time, but so does managing them. While GrantHub doesn’t help with the former, they can definitely help with the latter.  A management platform, GrantHub is designed to help nonprofits handle their work flow, track deadlines, and run reports.
  

In Use:
There will always be a need for grant writers as long as there are nonprofit organizations, but sometimes juggling the different requirements for each grant can be a struggle in of itself. Costing $75 a month or $795 annually, GrantHub includes a user-friendly dashboard, reports that track progress and awards and numerous webinars to help charities navigate the various grants they are applying to. GrantHub allows one administrator, two writers, and thirty viewers. Besides the tool itself, users also have access to training and support while able to export their data and graphs to different formats like PDF and Excel.  

Technology Used:
GrantHub is supported by both MAC and Windows. As long as the user has access to the internet they should be able to login into their account. While not needed, it would be helpful for users to have Excel or a PDF reader to export results and graphs.

Ease of Use:
“GrantHub is easy to use; it’s clean, streamlined, and organized….Inputting info is intuitive and I love the automatic email reminders,” one user says on Capterra, a website that helps customers find the best software for their needs based on reviews and ratings.  GrantHub prepares customers by posting numerous webinars and training videos focusing on the special features the software offers such as how to export files or how to navigate the dashboard.

Recap:
GrantHub is a grant management tool that allows nonprofits to keep track of their grants. Automatic email reminders ensures that a nonprofit doesn’t miss their deadline while customers can keep track of the awards they’ve won while receiving support and training all year.

Advantages:

  • Customers can pay by month or year

  • Webinars and live training sessions

  • Automatic email reminder

  • Ease of use

  • Clear user face

  • Disadvantages:

  • $800 can be a lot of money for small or new nonprofits who haven’t received any grant money

  • Additional writers cost $150

  • My Opinion
    This seems like a solid grant management platform. The user face is clean and customers are happy with the success they’ve had using the tool. The price is affordable for many nonprofits and the option to pay per month can help out a struggling nonprofit who may not have $800 right away. I also appreciated the numerous amount of support that’s found on the website. There were webinars that discussed the tool as a whole but then videos that showed users the tracking process. The only thing that I was a bit turned off from, was that additional writers cost $150 each. This seems a bit aggressive, considering many nonprofits apply for various grants and need multiple grant writers to ensure they meet their deadlines. As long as a nonprofit only employs two writers, I think this platform is worth the $795 annually.


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    Danielle Loughnane

    Danielle Loughnane earned her B.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has currently been working in the data science field since 2015. She is the author of a comic book entitled, “The Superhighs” and wrote a blog from 2011-2015 about working in the restaurant industry called, "Sir I Think You've Had Too Much.” In her spare time she likes reading graphic novels and snuggling with her dogs.

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