Using a simple process and a well-defined methodology, our Client Services team facilitates workshops with foundation executives, program staff, and grants management teams. The conversations focus on user needs, not features and technical considerations. From these discussions the software development requirements and priorities emerge.
We understand how important it is that foundation staff is not disrupted by the deployment of a new Grants Management System. Therefore, we develop implementation plans customized for each client that ensure grants data is never offline, training is done in manageable chunks, and historic data is preserved during the migration to the GivingData platform.
Annual Meetup Fosters Collaboration and Continuous Innovation
Each year, our growing client community comes together to collaborate, build knowledge, and co-create new grantmaking solutions with our team.
A Smooth Migration from GIFTS to GivingData
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
After many years using GIFTS as their Grants Management System (GMS), the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation realized that their needs had grown beyond the capabilities of the product. Simply put, GIFTS was no longer able to support the way they wanted to work. The foundation’s migration to a new GMS was originally planned solely as a software procurement project, aimed at replacing GIFTS with a new and improved platform. But in 2014, when the Hilton Foundation hired a new Director of Grants and Knowledge Management, the project was re-framed as a larger, more strategic initiative that included both the implementation of a more sophisticated grants management platform and the introduction of new processes to improve operational efficiency and support the foundation’s growth. The Foundation looked for a partner that could not only offer an advanced GMS, but also line up a strong and strategic consulting team to transform Hilton’s grantmaking practices. This is why the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation turned to GivingData.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the work you do helps make the world a better place.
Like you, we're driven by the desire to do good in the world. Our role is to help you do your work better, more efficiently, and in true partnership with your grantees. Our team has worked many years in philanthropy. We understand the challenges and we can help deliver on the opportunities.