Education Foundations


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Education and scholarship foundations have one overarching goal that influences every action taken—to achieve excellence in education.

It begins with successful endowment building and development efforts, and extends to intelligent investment management, insightful funding that nurtures and supports your education objectives, and most importantly, providing students with educational opportunities to broaden their minds and build character, so they can go out and make a difference in our world.

It’s important that the systems you have in place support your process and help you manage the large number of constituents, funds and investment pools that are a critical part of your day-to-day operations. MicroEdge solutions provide integrated foundation information management that can help you:

  • Ease the complex task of allocating investment returns to a large number of funds
  • Manage scholarship programs and reporting requirements with student recipients
  • Streamline the process of internal and external disbursements
  • Adhere to FASB requirements
  • Track and report on endowments and market value on a regular basis
  • Integrate information from giving programs into the enterprise financial and development systems in use
  • Support branch campus programs, to allow for local control of information and process

Whether you are an education foundation that is managing an endowment or an institutionally-related foundation managing endowments for an educational institution, MicroEdge solutions can help you run and streamline everything from your students and programs to your grants, funds, investments and compliance needs.

  • DonorCentralSecure, online access to fund and grantmaking information
  • FIMSIntegrated, comprehensive foundation information management
  • FIMS CompassPowerful reporting and business intelligence
  • FIMS CRMComprehensive constituent relationship management
  • FIMS Host*NetImprove your foundation management with a customizable, fully-hosted solution
  • FIMS ModulesSuite of modules that integrate seamlessly with FIMS
  • FIMS Online FundraisingExpand your reach, increase your profile and awareness
  • IGAM for FIMSAllow grantseekers to apply for grants online and manage relationships with your grantees
  • IGAM ScholarshipsAllow students to apply for scholarships online
Boards
  • • Review foundation metrics; access foundation information online
  • • Make well-informed decisions quickly with the right inputs
Development Staff
  • • Create mass communications to donors/prospects with full-featured constituent relationship management tools
  • • Track prospect and donor information and activities
  • • Import and export donor and gift information
  • • Create and store electronic documents
  • • Manage donor-advised funds with ease
  • • Expand your reach; engage with donors and the community at large
Donors
  • • View online gift and grant history, fund information, balances and statements
Executives
  • • Monitor your organization’s progress with an executive dashboard that provides metrics, displays graphical benchmarking data and trajectory information
  • • Improve decision making with full reporting capabilities, presentation-quality graphics, and tools that allow you to glean insights at a glance
Finance
  • • Manage finances, plan and manage budgets, payments, and cash flow
  • • Make audits painless with powerful reporting
  • • Track financial information at the fund level, manage donor-advised funds, and easily reconcile bank accounts and investments
  • • Ensure smooth flow of data throughout your organization with seamless integration with other systems of record
Grantees; Students
  • • Provide your grantees with a simple, online process to apply for grants and scholarships online and receive application status
  • • Better collaboration and communication with grantees, helping you to form stronger relationships
Grants Managers
  • • Reduce data entry through online grant applications
  • • Streamline grant processing and workflow
Program Staff
  • • Better manage the many projects and priorities in your community
  • • Create a more efficient grant application, evaluation and recommendation process, with the ability to maintain full history
  • • Facilitate recurring grants and support grants that are funded from more than one fund over a period of time
  • • Easily produce your 990, with the help of a comprehensive system that centralizes information