Two contacts assigned to grant applications.
Having the choice to assign two contacts to a grant application and followups. Small organizations or volunteer-based organizations have turnover, and we've had instances where the contact assigned has left the organization, and reminder notifications about grant reporting are never seen. This could be fixed by having a backup email automatically assigned.
This would also be helpful for Grant Agreements where the individual completing the form (often a coordinator or development person) cannot sign off on the agreement because they do not have signing authority (usually requires a member of the Executive Team or the CEO/President/ED, etc).
I spend a lot of time every year on this. I have to track down all the incomplete follow ups from orgs who have had turnover. Then we have to add the new person, and spend time re-assigning all the processes and forms that belonged to the previous person. Having an automatic backup would be one way that might mitigate this problem.
Kara G commented
We've had several requests from grantees to assign more than one person to follow up forms.
Isabel Eljaiek commented
This is related to one of the most common issues we run into with the use of GLM. The ability to have all contacts access the follow-up forms so there is not management of who needs access to it would ease a considerable amount of time spent supporting update requests from grantees.
We would find this useful too! In addition to staff turnover at the small non-profits we work with, we have certain follow-ups (e.g. funding terms and conditions) that need to be submitted by an authorized signatory for the organization and that person is not usually the grant manager.
Yes this would be very useful. We run into this issue often.
This would also help when a more junior staff person prepares the grant application but has to get it signed off by a manager. Right now, this means individuals have to share their log-in details and password so they can both work on an application - not best practice.