Simitless helps associations manage their funding

Simitless helps associations manage their funding by effectively tracking their grant applications
Simitless helps associations manage their funding by effectively tracking their grant applications

App 50/60: Nonprofit Grant Application Tracker

Simitless helps associations manage their funding by effectively tracking their grant applications

Your association’s functioning… actually, scratch that, your association’s life and survival depends and fully relies on the grants you receive from your funding partners. And you are wholeheartedly thankful for their generous support – these are the people that inspire you to work harder, to reach even more people, to change lives for the better. They keep that fire of faith in humanity alight in your heart. Unfortunately, funders with money have busy schedules. And that is not the only thing you need to keep in mind as, alongside individual busy schedules, each funder poses their own specific conditions for grant allocations and terms of payment. Keeping all the specifics in mind is impossible, arming yourself with pen and paper has become impractical. The only viable solution you can think of is to set up a centralized management tool to be able to visualize and track the funding amounts granted, contracted, and paid. Not only could such a small management application help you secure the main resource of your association, but it could function as a central dashboard to manage and monitor the relationship with your funding partners. Moreover, this app could become the central system that handles the internal organization of your association, thus enabling you to delegate the tasks directly related to the management of your association's funding more efficiently.

Now that you have done a great chunk of conceptualizing and structuring the app that could help you manage your association, all you need is a developer to help you code the app you have just designed. Yet, having consulted multiple freelancers, you realize that proprietary software is way out of your budget. On the other hand, the off-the-shelf solutions, although less pricey, do not do what you require them to do at all. If only there was something to breach that gap, you despair… But despair no more, as something to breach this gap does exist. Introducing, Simitless. Simitless ticks all of your boxes and has what you are looking for readily available - a grant application management application model that would help you avoid mistakes, improve collaboration, and render all decision-making better, faster, and more efficient. How can Simitless do all this, you wonder? Simply by centralizing all your important information in one secure application.

Consult the application model, then click the " Use this model" button to create your own copy of the app. Simitless is a system that adapts to your needs. Plus, it is risk-free. How so, you wonder? Well, Simitless does not require any disproportionate investment upfront to set your application up and running: try out the app first and then pay only for the necessary resources. At any time, you can either improve and grow your application, or, on the contrary, reduce its size and cut down on its capabilities. We developed Simitless with one core idea in mind – to make an application that would adapt itself to the way you work, not the other way around. To save your progress, think of creating an account by following the instructions on the green buttons! Once your application has been created from the model provided, invite all your employees to join the application by creating a Simitless account. ( Edit application Access rights)

To start configuring your management application, use the main menu and add your association's partner funding organizations Funding organization . For each funding organization, input a name, website, description as well as the contact(s)/representative(s). To do this, on the funding organization’s record, click the button Contact to create a file for each contact. Each contact contains the following fields: a name, email address, phone number and a note field. In each funding organization’s record, create a program Program corresponding to the current grant program. The same funding body often offers several grants, listing different acceptance criteria.

Finally, you can turn towards creating records that will enable you to keep track of every application you put together for your association. An application tracking record contains fields communicating the status of the application, project type, next step, deadline, as well as the submission date. In addition, the record of your application comes with a "folder" space where you can upload files in order to keep track of the supporting documents you attach to your applications.

And just as simple as that, you have your own grant application management app that you have designed yourself in accordance with the needs of your organization. By means of this nifty tool, you can manage your non-profit's requests to your funding partners more efficiently, collaborate and delegate grant application tasks more effectively and become more productive.

If you want more features, but don't think you know how to modify your application yourself, talk to your local IT specialist, we will support them in setting up your system for you! For a limited time, while we are working on setting up our consultant network, we can personally assist you with getting your system up and running.

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