Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) May 26, 2011
One of the biggest challenges universities and other grant-seeking organizations face in securing grants is getting everyone on the same page. Researchers, grant managers and IT people all have to be involved, and in an age where collaboration is becoming more and more important, that means connecting all those dots in an outside institution as well. Throw in cumbersome communications — the return email that isn’t showing up, the unanswered voice mail, and it becomes obvious that the existing system is more of an obstacle than it is a vehicle.
InfoReady can help you get social and get results
InfoReady Corp. has published a new whitepaper that explains how social media tools can be used to not only get colleagues and collaborators on the same page, but also to streamline the grant-seeking process and give everyone the tools they need to secure grants more effectively and efficiently. Titled “Get Social, Get Results,” the whitepaper is available at http://www.in4grants.com/pdfs/in4grants_getsocial_whitepaper2.pdf.
Through its webinars and whitepapers designed specifically for institutions seeking government grants, InfoReady Corp. has identified several reasons why a social media strategy can make the grant-seeking process work more effectively:
- The Class of 2010 is joining the workforce, marking a watershed in the business world. These young people don’t know a world without the around-the-clock connectivity of cell phones and computers. Their world is a minute-by-minute exchange of information and ideas that never stops flowing through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Connected? Always.
- Many organizations do not employ social media, and in fact most ban its use in the workplace. But most workers today are using computers for non-work activities and have educated themselves about social media and other ways technology can enrich their lives.
- Existing social media tools are a hodge-podge. Some promote real-time chat, but lack security. Some assist project management, but are hard to learn. Others allow multi-faceted communication, but not document sharing.
InfoReady Corp. believes that the right social media tools can overcome not only the complications of collaboration, but also give grant-seekers the proper tools to guide them smoothly through the entire grant-seeking process. To learn more about InfoReady’s approach to grant seeking, visit http://www.in4grants.com.