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The Power of the Panel

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The GO team is sharing four helpful tips to help you utilize the power of the panel to keep your grants management process effective and efficient. Just like standards for grant applications, panel processes can vary widely from organization to organization. Although customization for your specific needs can be great, oftentimes processes just get complicated […]

GO Smart Statuses

GO Smart Statuses Admin will manage the progress of an applicant’s cycle activity by using the statuses on the Grant Manager dashboard. Some statuses occur automatically based on applicants’ actions from their Current Programs & Applications page. Other statuses must be manually selected by an admin in order to determine the progress of the application. Admin […]

Custom Reports

During or after the cycle of your grant program opportunity, you will likely want to aggregate your applicant data into reports. GO Smart offers several options for creating reports.  One option is to create a custom report that includes all of the data from any portion of your grant opportunity. If you report to the […]

Prep Your Panel

If you need additional assistance with any of the steps above, see the individual tutorials below: User Editor – Create Panelists Panels – Create Panels Grant Manager – Assign Applications to a Panel

User Editor – Create Panelists

Create your panelist user accounts from the User Editor. Panelists login at admin.gosmart.org.  Upon logging in, panelists will view their panel portal, not the admin portal. Be sure to follow the steps below during creation to ensure that you are designating appropriate users as panelists and not grant administrators. Navigate to the Administration tab > User Editor […]

Panels – Create Panels

From the GO Smart Panel Editor tab, you can create panels for a cycle any time after the cycle has been created. You can create multiple panels per cycle, each with custom instructions, settings, and multiple criteria that can be scored and commented on separately. Criteria titles and text can be customized and you can […]

Grant Manager – Assign Applications to a Panel

After you have created your panel(s), you must assign your applications. Navigate to the Grant Manager > Grant Manager dashboard. Select the Program and Cycle you would like to work on. Scroll to the Applications list. Use the drop-down menu in the Panel column to select the appropriate panel for each applicant. Applications must be […]

Grant Manager Dashboard – Manage Applications and Review Applicant Data

After applicants have begun to access your grant opportunities, you can view their activity from the grant manager dashboard. This dashboard has two main sections: the status table and the list of applicant submissions. The status table allows you to get a quick bird’s eye view of how many applicants are in any status at […]

Mass Mailer – Email All Applicants in a Status

If you need to immediately email all applicants in one or several statuses, use the Mass Mailer tool. Navigate to the Grant Manager tab > Mass Mailer subtab. Select your program and cycle from the drop-down menu. Check the status(es) of applicants to whom you want to send a message. Click Select. The Email Editor […]

Email an Individual Applicant

If you need to email an individual applicant, you have several options. You can: Navigate to the Applicant tab > Applicant Search subtab. Search for the applicant using any field. Click the email in the search results and your email server will open. Navigate to the Grant Manager > Grant Manager Dashboard. Select the program […]

Panelist Report

After (or while) you have conducted the panel for your cycle, you can create a robust report that includes both simple and comprehensive breakdowns of your panelists’ scores and comments. Navigate to the Reports tab > Panelist Report. Select the Program, Cycle, and Panel for which you would like to build a Panelist Report. Select […]

NEA and Locations Reports

GO Smart allows you to generate reports that are designed specifically to address NEA/NASAA grant requirements. In order to use these reports to their fullest extent, you will want to be familiar with the NEA Question Page and the Activity Locations Page.  If you included the NEA template in one or multiple forms of the […]

Program Cycles

A program cycle is a singular offering of a program (grant opportunity).  Cycles are made up of any or all of the following elements: Intent to Apply Unique Application Form Flexible Form – Invoice, Activity Form, etc (these are created as separate cycles but can be coordinated with the initial cycle) Interim Report Final Report […]