Doing a Grant Proposal? There’s an App for That (Part II)!

In the most recent issue of Proposal Management (Spring/Summer 2011), Beth Wingate, Managing Director of the Lohfeld Consulting Group, provided proposal professionals with a detailed description of her favorite apps on the new Apple iPad (64GB, 3G) that they can use in proposal development.  Her list is directed at corporate proposals, but nonprofit professionals also can profitably use them.

While iPad apps do not run on PCs, many PC-based applications are being turned into apps, as the list below indicates.

Below are apps that I think will especially help in the grant proposal development process from conceptualization through proposal delivery.  My list will be continued in subsequent blog articles.

Online Collaboration

GE Imagination Cubed Online Whiteboard (www.imaginationcubed.com)

This interactive online whiteboard enables you allows you to draw pictures of ideas collaboratively.

Goto Meeting (www.gotomeeting.com)

GotoMeeting enables you to hold online meetings.

Skype (www.skype.com)

This app enables you to have face-to-face Internet based oral and written communications with people here and abroad.

Writing

Acronym Finder (www.acronymfinder.com)

Acronym Finder helps you find the definition of all those obnoxious and inscrutable acronyms and abbreviations.

Chicago Manual of Style(www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/contents.html)

This is the bible of style.

Google Translate (http://translate.google.com/#)

Need help translating short phrases and sentences into other languages for e-mails to your international colleagues?

For updates on Ms. Wingate’s list of apps, visit www.LohfeldConsulting.com.

These programs and tools are becoming more widely available and widely used in proposal development.  While most of them are free, some require a fee to download.

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