Grants Network Features List

Grants Network

Grant management for state, local & tribal governments

4.41/5 (143 reviews)

Grants Network Feature Summary

  • Project planning
  • Goals definition
  • Performance metrics
  • Funding opportunity identification
  • Grant research
  • Collaboration tools
  • Proposal development
  • Grant solicitations
  • Solicitation broadcasting
  • Risk management
  • Communication with applicants & subrecipients
  • Grant portals
  • ERP integration
  • Performance & spend down tracking
  • Dashboards & reporting
  • Custom reports
  • Task & approval workflows
  • Policy enforcement
  • Training
  • Resource library
  • Grant award tracking
  • Outcomes measurement

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Grants Network Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Grants Network's features:

Megan Beddow

My organization uses eCivis to seek new grant funding.

2018-04-06

Pros

A wealth of information is standardized and the funding search function can be precisely streamlined. The training corner is also useful for onboarding new hires.

Cons

The project management section is not intuitive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jeanna Cox

Polk County Board of County Commissioners

2014-12-01

eCivis has taken a very long, tedious and time consuming process and has increased my job efficiency by 100%. eCivis system has great reports and I feel that these reports are very instrumental in tracking and management and strongly encourage you to utilize the reporting systems from the beginning, also eCivis has tasks and reminders which are very efficient in assisting with time management, when writing grants time can get away from us and deadlines can be missed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Lisa Haefele

Usefully comprehensive database of current and past funding opportunities.

2018-04-06

Pros

It's especially useful to get alerts for new cycles of grants we've considered or applied to in the past---and to get alerts for customized key word searches on new areas of interest.

Cons

Project management and grants management tools are more limited and not user-friendly or intuitive. The database is organized by topical Projects that don't work efficiently with how our agency subdivides our work.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Helen Brown

Information was hard to find in some cases. The overall experience was good.

2018-04-05

Pros

Reporting feature is my favorite.

Cons

When using the tracking feature once it returns your grant list, you have to open each grant to see what is attached.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bashar Dimitry

Customer service is great--Anthony Torres is amazing.

2018-04-06

Stay organized and on track with inter departmental tasks.

Pros

I like the tasks and workflow features--they are very useful internally and make eliminate all the paper between departments. Tracking it and the time it's in a department is great too.

Cons

Scheduling reports takes too long.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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kevin gates

Easy way to save keywords and find relevant grants in my email

2018-04-05

Setting up keywords for grants I am interested in and receiving email notifications when relevant grants are released.

Pros

I especially like that I can set up key words and when relevant grants are released ecivis will send an email showing me grants matching my saved searches.

Cons

Specifically I prefer using my own proposal and grant management process than the features offered by ecivis.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin Kozanecki

eCivis is easy to use and staff is extremely helpful.

2018-04-06

Pros

Ease of use and various layers of grants management. Provides for all levels of grants management for an organization.

Cons

Takes a few extra steps then simply forwarding an email with opportunity provided for review.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dorian Gibson

Great management tool and easy to use.

2018-03-30

Save on time when creating reports.

Pros

Being able to create a report with a few clicks is great.

Cons

Need more fields that can mirror City of Miami financial system Oracle.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura DaVinci

Wonderful grants software!

2014-11-14

All of these functions could definitely not be possible in a spreadsheet or database and the fact that you can access it from anywhere, even to refer to something in an important meeting, is very useful.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Lora A.

it's a great data base for keeping everything together.

2018-03-30

Pros

This software allows for easy access to multiple documents.

Cons

I don't like that once a grant has been closed, no new reports can be added.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Derryberry

I am a grant writer and I love this program.

2018-03-28

Ability to research grants and access the necessary details. 2.

Pros

Having the ability to track and report with reminders of deadlines is one of the most valuable features in my mind especially in larger organizations that are juggling the management/compliance of many grants.

Cons

I don't really dislike anything about this software. From time-to-time I have thoughts of little things I wish were done differently or they would add but they haven't been important enough to keep record of.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hank Griffith

eCivis Research/Reporting and Tracking modules

2014-11-14

The Research module has allowed us to push the searching of possible grants out to the user departments who are more aware of what their detailed needs truly are. The reporting and tracking module allows us to better track the progress of grant projects on a county-wide basis and still be able to drill down to details.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Laurel Delmonico

Efficiency and best practices manifested in a software.

2018-04-05

Pros

I like the ease of use and the help features including the Thompson training materials and the electronic uniform guidance database.

Cons

The only thing I've found inconvenient is that there isn't a search function on the homepage. Otherwise, I have no complaints about the software.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Gary Willard

A helpful software to help 501c3 non-profits!

2018-05-25

Pros

We have been assigned a (human) contact anytime we have questions, concerns, and etc.

Cons

You can still get around this by logging in to your account, but it can still be difficult when viewing on a mobile device.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Carla Melissa Rodriguez

McAllen's Grant Administration Recommends Civis

2015-09-10

The City of McAllen's Grant Administration team uses eCivis on a daily basis to research and manage grant projects because it¿s fast, intuitive and customizable to work with our schedules.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Greg Tardieu

eCivis has allowed me to focus more on writing grants, than searching for grants.

2018-04-03

I have more time to do other than things than search for grants and read grants that are dead ends.

Pros

I no longer have to scour the internet looking for grant opportunities; eCivis does that for me. There is nothing worse than finding a great grant opportunity, but then to learn that you have one week to complete the application. eCivis informs me of these same great opportunities the day they come along which allows me the time to complete them. Besides informing as they come along, they also find grants that I would never have found on my own.

Cons

The grant management side of the software is prepared to take on every contingency possible.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Eric Cadow

Grants Network

2014-11-13

The "Grant" and "Project" concepts theoretically mirror the County's, but there seem to be a number of mis-matches, i.e., fields that might belong in Projects are in Grants, and vice-versa.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

I use it everyday multiple times for different reasons.

2018-04-05

Pros

The different features of grants management. I like having that in the same place as I do my grant searches.

Cons

None at this time. I have never had an issue with it and use it every day. None of the other users in the district have mentioned any issues with it either.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Diana Rivas

Easy to navigate website and filter options.

2018-04-05

Pros

The filter are easy to use and straight forward.

Cons

No way to filter by dollar amount. Management only allows for me to partake in grants.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Marta Ramos

As a Grants Researcher, it gives me great leads to new grant request for proposals!

2018-03-27

Also, I put together a bi monthly report with upcoming deadlines for grants that might be of interest of anybody on our campus, and the Daily New and Updated reports that I get from eCivis is an invaluable tool for that purpose.

Pros

Daily New and Updated Grants Notification. Easy to navigate website.

Cons

Some are not relevant to my needs. Since I am solely interested in looking for open calls for proposals for grants health related, I do not utilize the website for all of its capacity, so my input is limited to what I used, which is the daily new grant and updated notifications.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kailee Wolterstorff

I have had all positive experiences with eCivis.

2018-04-02

Able to find grants all in one location, which is very helpful.

Pros

I like the reminder task notification emails.

Cons

Our city only uses the pre-award portion, which I have found to be very easy to use.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rebecca Lemmons

Cloud-based management lets me access my grant files from anywhere.

2018-06-27

Ease of use, single source for grants from beginning (prospecting and application) to end (grant management and closure), online platform accessible from anywhere, ability for multiple users, and great customer service.

Pros

Once I got the hang of using the system (the online video tutorials were really helpful), it has become a handy tool for keeping my grant management files organized.

Cons

The only thing I wish was a little better was the geographic filter on the grant search function. I still get a lot of grants pop up in my searches that are not available in my state or region.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Dana Jancarole

Very user friendly

2018-04-05

Access to grants

Pros

I liked that I am able to see prior application so I can see an example of what has been submitted in the past.

Cons

Would like reminder tickers for grants so that I can be reminded of grants that are upcoming based on my searches and or grants that I have looked into.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Leah Janke

I found the program easy to set up and navigate.

2018-04-16

We have found several grants that we are eligible for.

Pros

eCivis offers an easy to use interface that allows the user to easily search for specific areas and manage/track grants throughout the entire process. They also offer great technical support.

Cons

The price. It's a substantial investment, but the price can be worth it if you have staff that can aggressively pursue and secure the grant.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa Hodge

Great

2018-04-05

Pros

eCivis offers an easy to use interface that allows the user to easily search for specific areas and manage and track grants throughout the entire process. They also offer great technical support.

Cons

Will log me out after a short period of time and I have to start over and log back into the system.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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