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The Institutional Fundraising Platform saves you 3 hours per funder a week. This leaves you with more time to focus on grant writing and your strategy.
Instrumentl users apply to 1.5X more grants per year and raise up to $200K in new grants within the first year of using the Platform.
No more spreadsheets and scattered data across multiple sources. Organize your submission requests by year, application stage, and project in a visually pleasing tracker.
Strategically evaluate a new funder each time. See their 990 snapshots, how open they are to new grantees, their geographical giving, grant sizes, and giving by category.
An Institutional Fundraising Platform is software that enables you to research, track, prospect, and manage your grants all in a single place. It is a new software category created by Instrumentl.
Unlike other grant tools that focus on only one or two of the mentioned aspects, an institutional fundraising platform helps you do it all and serves as a single source of truth for all things grants.
Think of an institutional fundraising platform as a specialized type of search engine (like Google for grants, but on steroids) that unifies all the possible data that helps you find, evaluate, and track funders and grants.
Institutional donors may include private foundations, public trusts, governmental donors, or development agencies with multi-annual funds.
Some of the private funders don’t have an online presence, but imagine having access to them nonetheless? Well, with Instrumentl as your institutional fundraising platform, you can.
Gather all the data and make sense of it. The platform offers you 990 snapshots, visual summaries and funder insights, and a lot of other data points that can help you make the right call when vetting potential funders.
The main difference between the Institutional Fundraising Platform and other grant tools is in the number and quality of features you get, i.e. the comprehensiveness of the software. While you have grant tools that enable you to either do grant research and prospecting, grant tracking, evaluate funders, and/or create reports the Institutional Fundraising Platform allows you to do all that from a single place.
Typical users of the Institutional Fundraising Platform include 501c3 registered nonprofits who have an existing grants process or are new to grants but want to create a process. They typically have $1M/year or more in their general operating budget.
Another typical user of the Institutional Fundraising Platform is a grant writer who works at a consultancy company or runs their own business. They are looking to find and track grants for more than one profit within a single platform.
We’re in the process of preparing a digital book on Institutional Fundraising! The launch is planned for 2023, so if you want to be among the first ones to grab it, make sure to sign up for a preorder.
Here’s what you can expect:
If you fall into either of the two groups mentioned above, you can sign up for a free 14-day Instrumentl trial. This will give you an opportunity to test the tool for yourself and follow helpful in-app tips on how to make the most of the institutional fundraising Platform.
Having grant-related data scattered across multiple sources makes it hard for you to stay on top of everything and do your work properly. Siloed data also breaks efficient collaboration between team members. Luckily, the Institutional Fundraising Platform acts as your single source of truth.
Have you been tracking grants in Excel Spreadsheets? Well, there’s a much easier and more efficient way to track and manage your grants with an Institutional Fundraising Platform.
In the grants world, separating the wheat from the chaff is time-consuming. With the Institutional Fundraising Platform, you can easily leverage different features that will help you find great funders.
How much time did you use to spend on creating reports for your executive director or board members? It can be a tedious task, but it’s an integral part of the grant business. However, with an Institutional Fundraising Platform, beautiful reports get generated within a single click.
Apply to 1.5X more grants by working smarter, not harder.
Or, if you’re not ready yet, read & watch our customer stories.
See why people prefer using our Institutional Fundraising platform over other grant management software.TESTIMONIALS
See what makes Instrumentl different from other grant tools on the market. There’s also a free PDF you can download.WHY INSTRUMENTL
See how you can make the most out of grant prospecting, tracking, management, and reporting by using Instrumentl.BEST PRACTICES
On average, our users apply to 1.5X more grants per year and raise $200K in new grants.OUR IMPACT
Here are the most common questions we get asked about the Institutional Fundraising Platform:
You can easily import your grants into Instrumentl as your Institutional Fundraising Platform. Just create your account and your first project. In the case where you have a lot of opportunities, you may find our template here helpful. Our team at Instrumentl will be on standby to help you make sure everything is imported as needed.
You can find active grants from corporate funders, federal governments, state governments, private foundations, community foundations, and clubs and societies. Even those funders that are “off the radar” and don’t have an online presence can be found within Instrumentl as the Institutional Fundraising Platform.
By default, the Basic, Standard, and Professional plan cover 3 users. However, Instrumentl’s plans grow to fit your team's needs. You can add additional users for $5 per month. Check the pricing here
Yes! According to our annual customer survey, 9 out of 10 Instrumentl users developed a stronger grant strategy while 10 out of 10 users developed a better list of prospects.
Some things that only Instrumentl has includes automagical deadline reminders and updates, RFP data connected to foundation profiles, intelligent matching to RFPs and funders, workflow for prospecting, reports with auto-created links, and more. To see a complete list, please scroll down this page.