Five Grant Management Red Flags – Why manual systems can create problems

Blue Wren project managers have worked directly with numerous administrators at well-known educational, research, and public service institutions. Through these efforts, we have identified five grant management red flags that institutions should keep in mind when reviewing their internal policies and procedures, especially those procedures that are manual in nature.

Identifying Unallowable Expenses on Sponsored Projects

Blue Wren can safely say that one of the main issues that institutions face when undergoing grant audits by federal granting agencies is identifying unallowable expenses. Avoid this mistake by familiarizing yourself with common unallowable expenses during grant management.


Top Qualities of a Good Grant Writer

A good grant writer is essential to taking advantage of grant funding opportunities. As such, it is important to know what to look for to ensure the most success with your proposal development. With over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing grant management software solutions, Blue Wren has worked with numerous grant writers and found that a successful grant writer exhibits the following seven key qualities.

History Of Blue Wren

In 1987 Blue Wren Software founder Jim Wrenn launched Information Technology Works. It was the decade Microsoft introduced Windows, Apple unveiled the Macintosh computer and digital cell phones were invented. The technology world was just getting started.