The on-line charity matching platform built with funders in mind
Years and years of austerity has become the new reality with 58% of funders seeing an increase in the number of funding applications they receive and 56% seeing more charities closing. How can those with the money best drive proactivity and collaboration to really make a difference?
Proactive grant giving with full control of all decision-making and fund management processes
The established but reactive approach of requiring fundraisers to apply for grants one-at-a-time, and the subsequent allocation of grants to those that have the resources and time to submit applications tailored to each individual grant-maker’s criterion, can be transformed through technology. With 20% of grant applications ineligible and only 30% of applications receiving some of their money, 100% of grant-giving organisations surveyed agreed that a single, on-line, stage 1 grant application form would help improve processes and save time. 75% agreed that technology could enable better collaboration with 92% confirming that technology does not have to substitute the human interaction between grant-maker and applicant.
From a Fundraiser’s perspective, having to apply for funding to each provider separately takes too long (an average of 264 hours is spent applying for funding per year with only 2 in 5 applications receiving some money). This multiple application approach also leaves some organisations facing closure while others are over-funded.
The automatic matching of charitable causes with multiple funders’ grant-giving criteria enables fast and effective selection, short-listing and awarding of grants whilst at the same time allowing each each funder to retain full control of their decision-making and fund management processes.
In addition, fundraisers spend less time making grant applications and can focus more time on delivering their core services.