MicroEdge GIFTS is a cloud-based grant management solution. It caters to community, education and faith-based foundations, corporations, financial services providers, government agencies and philanthropic advisors of all sizes. Primary features include grant management, customized grants coding, payment tracking, financial management, contact management and reporting.
MicroEdge GIFTS helps users administer their grant management process starting from proposal through deal closure. Other features include correspondence templates, auditing, bank reconciliations, and impact measurement of employee programs and community expenses.
The workflow management module allows users to track, plan and schedule grant activities. The financial management module helps users manage cash flow, audits, bank reconciliations and IRS Form 990 completion. MicroEdge GIFTS provides around 300 pre-created reports and users can customize these reports.
It offers integration with Microsoft Excel, HTML, Outlook and word processing programs. ‘MicroEdge GIFTS Online’ is the mobile application of the software for Android and iOS devices.
Ovidiu from Wildlife Justice Commission
GIFTS does what it is meant to do. It helps you manage your grant making process from first contact to closure. However, it falls short in the user friendliness area and cannot keep up with other more innovative competitors.
This is a secure grant making specialised tool that is bound to give you everything needed to manage grant applications from application stage to reporting and closing. It offers great and clear ways of managing grants at different stages and far surpasses what an excel spreadsheet could do in this regards.
The GIFTS plugin for outlook works great and you can rely on it to make sure all emails and documents relating to your grants process are safely stored and can be retrieved at any point.
Not very user friendly. Might have been good some years ago but now with competitors like Salesforce, GIFTS really need to catch up fast before it loses customers.
We had to switch away from GIFTS as it became a burden for us to control and was full of unnecessary tools. I addition, we did not find the price agreeable for the amount of work we did with the program.
The manual is a hefty 400 pages book which you cannot be bothered to read for troubleshoot. GIFTS really needs to upgrade to a newer style of troubleshooting with in-built free text searches for issues.
woohyuk from Missouri Foundation for Health
Great workflow tools
It's easy to customize to the company workflow and environment. Add-on functions and report writers are good function for grants management.
It has many technical issue with implementing add-ons and customization. It can't be done without IT specialists.