Grants management

How Starwood Went from Strategy to Impact

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Are you a "funder" or an "investor"? Learn how Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide partnered with Versaic and The Rensselaerville Institute to evolve their giving mindset from a "funder" to an "investor," and the amazing impact they are building in communities today.

The Rensselaerville Institute and Versaic Partner to Drive Impact Initiatives for Grantmakers

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DELMAR, NY and SAN MATEO, CA, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) and Versaic announced a partnership today that will bring new capabilities to grant makers committed to building and improving impact through their philanthropic giving. The shared vision for this partnership is that every giving organization gets the highest impact for every dollar that goes out the door.

Versaic Awarded Patent on its Flexible Platform Design

Versaic has been awarded a patent that substantiates the company’s claim to deliver a fast, flexible software platform that can be easily customized to meet the exact needs of clients
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San Mateo, CA, December 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Versaic announced it has been awarded a patent that covers key elements of the company’s technology. Versaic’s unique Platform as a Service (PaaS) approach gives the company a distinct advantage over competitive offerings and makes it possible for Versaic to deliver a broad range of features and functionality to clients who use Versaic software to manage their grants, donations and sponsorship programs.

Are You Supporting Your Grantees?


This is our last post in the series on the excellent report from the Grants Managers Network (GMN), Assessing The How of Grantmaking.

Are You Communicating Effectively About Your Grants?


Grant managers, ask yourselves, are we communicating effectively? This is the fourth question posed in the Grant Managers Network (GMN) report Assessing The How of Grantmaking. How does your organization convey its grantmaking goals and procedures? Are your written and verbal communications with grantseekers and grantees clear, intentional, appropriate, and courteous?

Is Your Grants Process Efficient?


Are we efficient in our internal processes? This is the third of five core questions the Grant Managers Network suggests grantmakers answer as part of its informative report Assessing The How of Grantmaking. What is the average processing time from grant application to payment? How much does it cost to process grants? How many proposals can each grant manager handle?

Are Your Grants Structured To Be Successful?


Are our grants structured to be successful? This is the second question posed in the report Assessing The How of Grantmaking from the Grants Managers Network (GMN). The report explores ways that grantmakers can determine whether their expectations of what can be accomplished with their funds in the time frame allotted are reasonable for both grantees and staff. They touch on many important questions around this topic.

Does Your Grantmaking Process Support Your Mission?


Does our grantmaking align with our intentions? This is the first question posed in the report Assessing the How of Grantmaking from the Grants Managers Network (GMN).


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