Declined vs. Denied
Language is important and we take great pride in using "Denied" and "Declined" in different ways. An application that is "Denied" is one that is ineligible, whereas a "Declined" application is one where the committee declined the opportunity to fund it. "Declined" is a much gentler/softer term, much less harsh than "Denied." It would be great if Foundant would allow us to both "Deny" and "Decline" an application. However, if that's not an option, we would love to be able to change "Denied" to "Declined" or make this designation customizable (like how we can customize the Evaluator role name). Thank you for your consideration.
Gloria Dillard commented
I like this idea but I would like to add to it. I would like the option of closed and completed. When the grants are completed, that means that their projects are done but that doesn't necessarily mean that the work is done. We also expect publications and presentation outcomes. Once they've exhausted all outcomes, then the grant is closed. Also, when the grant is completed, they should still have access to the follow-up forms so they can report their outcomes.
Cathy Welborn commented
YES!!! Great idea!