If you're like most grant writers, you spend a lot of time searching for past proposals that match the criteria of current funding opportunities so that you can reuse content. You know you've written the perfect answer but can't quite recall where to find it. The search that ensues can be highly time-consuming and frustrating. Grantable's file attachment feature is here to help!
You can upload and store all your best proposals to build a database once you work on the Grantable workspace. Your files will be automatically indexed, allowing you to search through them by keyword or number. This feature will save you tremendous time and relieve the pain of repetitive grant applications!
How does the Grantable File Attachments feature work?
Upload your best grant proposals and any other documents containing information relevant to your current application. Once uploaded, you may draw data from these files to craft your grant application.
Some documents include email newsletters, annual reports, marketing copy, and other materials about your organization. Documents are automatically indexed, making them searchable when writing a grant in Grantable.
The next time you need to find that perfect phrase to reuse, just input a few keywords you can remember and see what you need in no time.
How can the File Attachments save time by reducing repetition?
Experienced grant writers know that several questions across proposals ask for similar information. Reusing content from previous submissions and adapting it for other applications is standard practice when seeking grant funding and has many benefits, including saving time and improving the consistency of your communication.
If your organization has worked hard to write well about itself, it makes sense to get the most out of the writing.
However, as the number of proposals grows over time, it can become challenging to locate a single phrase or statistics across hundreds or thousands of pages of documents.
Many grant writers have experienced the frustration of searching through folders and email inboxes and pestering colleagues to find the location of a single sentence or paragraph. Access Grantable's Attachments section and see what you need instantly.
File Attachments as a powerful feature
The Attachments section allows leveraging your existing content to save time. Keeping a couple of minutes or hours over hundreds of responses improves grant writing.
- The file attachments also help empower less experienced grant writers to share the workload because it makes it easier for them to find the information they need to draft strong grant proposals.
- Grant proposals written in Grantable automatically become part of Granules, another powerful time-saving feature, so you'll never misplace your content again.
How to use Attachments to get work done more efficiently?
Let's say you're asked to provide a brief biography of your organization's leader, and you know you've supplied this information in another proposal in your File Attachments.
All you need to do is open the Search function in your workspace file and type the person's name. This will call forth all the instances in your uploaded documents where their name appears, and you can easily select the content you need to copy and paste into the proposal you're working on.
Or, perhaps you remember a particular statistic that was used as part of an answer you're looking for but can't locate the proposal. You can search for that number and find the paragraph where you referenced it. Then, copy, paste, and update it for your needs.
Benefits of using Grantable's File Attachments
The Attachments section is a powerful tool that can save you time and reduce the pain of repetitive grant applications. By making it easy to search for and reuse content, you can quickly and easily create high-quality proposals that win funding for your organization.
So why not give it a try today? You may be surprised at how much time and effort it can save you.
In conclusion, the benefits of using Grantable's File Attachments are:
- It helps ensure consistency in your communications.
- It makes it easy to find the information you need from past proposals before using Grantable.
- It saves you time and effort.
- It helps improve the quality of your proposals.
- It helps reduce the pain of repetitive grant applications.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up at Grantable today and see how it can help you streamline your grant writing process. You'll never revert to the old way of creating grant proposals!