Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 14, 2011
A troubling number of grant-seeking institutions have become all too familiar with the Downward Grant Spiral. Endowments are shrinking, putting grant money at a premium. Competition for government grants has intensified, but the people seeking them have greater workloads. Funding opportunities are missed, which means less new research, disengaged researchers and ultimately brain drain.
InfoReady Corp. has published a new whitepaper to help you write grant proposals that succeed, titled “Avoiding the Downward Grant Spiral: Three Mega Trends Affecting Grant Funding and What Organizations Can Do Now to Succeed,” available at http://www.in4grants.com/whitepapers.php.
Through its webinars and whitepapers designed specifically for institutions seeking government grants, InfoReady Corp. has identified at least three ways to make the grant-writing process smarter and smoother:
- Organizations must strategically pursue grant opportunities by bringing together all the players within the organization and from outside to produce a more unified effort. From researchers to grants administrators, a strategic approach makes everyone more accountable, more cooperative and ultimately more effective.
- The grant writing and grants management process is requiring smarter project collaboration, both within and outside institutions. That means streamlining a clunky system of unanswered e-mails and scattered data, and turning it into a centralized system that everyone – even researchers -- can access.
- The grants process is demanding quicker adoption of modern technologies, such as grant management software. Finding the right grant can be a needle-in-a-haystack proposition, but advanced filtration can tailor the grant search process to meet an institution’s needs. Social media tools can put all the people and all the documents in a central, project-based location, and track progress automatically.
To learn more about InfoReady’s solution to the challenges of the grant process, visit http://www.in4grants.com.