Grant Holster Software

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About Grant Holster

Grant management solution that helps organizations manage deadlines, view clients and track funders on a unified portal. Use the Grant Vault to keep all the information you need like program needs, budgets, staff and more! Run a detailed report for your own use or to share with your clients. Stop struggling with spreadsheets and get Grant Holster today! To demo Grant Holster, use the following credentials to login: Email: clientdemo@sharpshootercommunications.com PW: password...

Grant Holster Pricing

Bronze Level $10/month 25 Projects 25 Funders 100 Contacts 200 Actions Silver Level $49/month 100 Projects 100 Funders Unlimited Contacts Unlimited Actions Access to the Grant Vault feature Ability to invite 2 Editors (full access to edit and view) Unlimited Viewers (can view but not edit) Gold Level $89/month Unlimited Projects Unlimited Funders Unlimited Contacts Unlimited Actions Access to the Grant Vault feature Ability to invite up to 5 Editors (full access to edit and view) Unlimited Viewers (can view but not edit)

Starting price: 

$10.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

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Grant Holster User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

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Jodi

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Writing and Editing

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Boost Efficiency & Sanity with Grant Holster!

Pros

In the grant world, tracking deadlines and tasks is daunting. Some days, it's almost more difficult than putting together the proposal itself! Grant Holster takes the stress out of grant seeking. As a freelance grant writer, I'm able to depend on Grant Holster to manage not just deadlines, but all of the other pieces of grant seeking: tracking reports, pending requests, documenting conversations with funders, and storing completed proposals and grant documents. An added bonus? Grant Holster is home to a Vault to host organization information such as details on staff and volunteers, board members, budgets, organization documents, and program details.

Cons

I love Grant Holster! It's important to remember, like any good software, you have to use it to be effective. If you don't track due dates and grant tasks, they won't show up on your "to do" list.

Response from Grant Holster

Hi Jodi! Thank you so much for your review. We love the Review Title! We are happy to hear that Grant Holster is working so well for you!

Replied December 2021

Dana

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Fund-Raising

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Grant Holster has walked in my shoes!

My experience is that Grant Holster is very open and honest about what they are able to do - their main goal is to make life better for grant seekers. It shows in everything they do! When I was looking at software to help me, I looked at lots of different options. Grant Holster was the only one that didn't make me jump through hoops to get information. They gave me a comparison chart with other available software so I could make an informed decision. Total respect for that.

Pros

They advertise that this was developed by grant professionals FOR grant professionals - boy, that's true!!! No other software "knows" the information I need every day. The reports are perfect - they have saved me days of work. The price is pretty painless - started at a lower tier and then increased as my needs increased. They have a one month free trial, so I had time to really play around with it. Also, when I needed help - they responded immediately and were so friendly and caring. The website and Facebook pages have lots of tools and tips for grant writers.

Cons

It is still a new application -- they are still working on making improvements. Considering the low price, though, this is not a big deal at all. The staff keep us informed about new features and get our feedback on what would help us more.

Reasons for choosing Grant Holster

Price, customer service, better alignment to my workflow.

Reasons for switching to Grant Holster

Grant Holster was designed for grant professionals by grants professionals and was the lowest cost.

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear how much Grant Holster has helped you with managing your grant-seeking

Replied December 2021

Marquetta

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Consumer Services

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Great Resource!

Pros

The Vault is amazing! I like that this is a program designed with grant writers and their teams in mind.

Cons

To be a bit more client-centric with some features. Seems like a lot of data entry.

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you for your review, Marquetta! The Vault is one of our favorite features too. We know from experience that there can be a lot of data entry to get started, but we are currently working on a way to upload your data to Grant Holster! Thank you for trying Grant Holster!

Replied December 2021

Amanda

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

A must for consultants

Now that I have gotten in the habit of using it, it has been smooth and I love it.

Pros

I love how Grant Holster is developed by a grant pro and the grant process is central to the program, not a secondary function like a lot of other fundraising programs. It allows me and my clients to see the whole grant cycle, and to see where we are in that cycle as well. I consider Grant Holster to be one of the critical assets to my business.

Cons

I wish it was easier to add individual contacts to funders instead of creating a unique contact and then assigning it. Also, I started using it thinking about it as a client management or project management program, so it took a bit to get used to creating a funder and THEN creating a project and assigning it to a client.

Reasons for choosing Grant Holster

I just felt like it was much more centered on my needs as a grant consultant. Also, at first cost - there is no need for me to pay more for access to something I already have as a member of GPA. That being said? I would pay extra if there was a way to link funder profiles to Grant Hub without copying and pasting.

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are always looking for ways to improve and love getting your feedback about the Contacts. We do have that on our list of things to improve!

Replied November 2021

Anonymous

Company size: 1 employee

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Grant Holster simplifies grant tracking for my small consulting firm

Grant Holster helps me track my grant submissions & awards. It is so easy to create a report for different time periods to who award totals. I also like that it can serve as a simple client database.

Pros

Grant Holster is super easy to learn how to use.

Cons

Sometimes the interface will experience errors and will not load features. Would love it if it could interface with Outlook and Harvest!

Reasons for choosing Grant Holster

The other products were too complicated and robust for my needs.

Response from Grant Holster

Thanks so much for your review! We are working on getting those pesky errors cleaned up! Having Grant Holster work with Google, Outlook, and Harvest is on our list of wanted features as well and we hope to have this in a future update.

Replied December 2021

Lisa

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Fund-Raising

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Great solution for consultants!

It has greatly solved my problem of not having all of my deadlines in one place. Now in one easy screen I can see deadlines across all clients. It's also nice to be able to have the online portal link, user name, and password right in the project screen. That also saves me time because I don't have to go into my spreadsheets all the time.

Pros

1) Seeing all deadlines with one click 2) Ability to copy a project from last year (although, to be fair, I haven't really used this yet because I'm coming up on one year of using GH). 3) Having the Vault where you can house all of the different programs and projects of each of your clients. 4) Estimated hours per project is a nice feature that I really need to start using!

Cons

Everything I say here, I realize there might be features I don't know about that could solve my problems!! 1) I feel like there could be a better system for scheduling reports, instead of calling them "Other" in the project type. 2) I don't love how reports look 3) More often than it should happen, I get an error message when I'm trying to save a new project, funder, or client. Sometimes the error message really doesn't mean anything and the entry is saved, and sometimes it really doesn't save. This one is probably the most annoying. 4) This isn't really a "con" but I wish the software would flag if you try to add a funder that's already in the system, instead of letting you create a duplicate. This is especially an issue when there's more than one user.

Reasons for choosing Grant Holster

Because it was made for consultants. It allowed me to track submissions by all clients separately, and yet look at overall grants by specific funders. It didn't have to be tweaked or adjusted to fit the needs of a consultant and that was a bonus!

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you so much for your review! Many of your cons are things we have on our priority list to address, so you'll see your wishes come true in a future update!

Replied November 2021

Yanira

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Review Source: Capterra

5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Close but still needs development

The customer service was amazing and I really like the product.

Pros

I liked that it was super easy to use, almost intuitive. I could read the tutorials and just start using it.

Cons

The main features I think it is missing is notifications for due dates and importing info, checklist, or data.

Reasons for choosing Grant Holster

I didn’t.

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you found the customer service and help articles useful!

Replied December 2021

Paula

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Human Resources

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

Very helpful

Pros

Management of the funders with which I'm working

Cons

Difficult for me to start but personalized help assisted greatly.

Response from Grant Holster

Thank you so much for the review! We are happy to hear that managing your funders is easier with Grant Holster and that you found the personalized help useful!

Replied December 2021