Fluxx: A Success Story


For over 16 years, we used a widely respected software solution to help keep track of the grantmaking process, but we found it tedious and inefficient. The solution of the 1990s hadn’t developed along with the foundation, and we knew there had to be a better way. In the Spring of 2014, I sat in on a peer-led discussion at a Grants Managers Network conference in San Diego where I learned that other leading grants managers were using Fluxx. I was intrigued and decided to learn more, and within a year we were using Fluxx too.

It used to take me 20 to 30 minutes to drill down into the system find one piece of information with our old software, but with Fluxx we can quickly and easily find the information we need within seconds. We have access to data insights like never before as wellThe increased visibility of important data, and the speed as well as ease of access to this data within Fluxx creates the environment for us to make better decisions and to serve our grantees better.

One of the main reasons I find incredible value in the Fluxx platform is because it was created by people with experience in the philanthropy space. They have thoughtfully designed a product that considers the day-to-day workflow of a grantmaking foundation. The previous software we used felt as though it was designed by people who had never made a grant. On the other hand, the workflows in Fluxx make sense, and I can collaborate and share any grant quickly and easily with other team members. More importantly, we designed our workflow to reflect WRF’s process, not a generic process that needed to fit all Fluxx users.

Not only has Fluxx proven to be an incredibly efficient workflow system, but the entire WRF team has been able to find value in the benefits. Our consultants are able to access all of the information they need right in Fluxx, and our grantseekers are able to enjoy a streamlined process. Everyone in our organization uses this new system, and we're grateful to Fluxx Labs for improving our efficiency and efficacy as a grantmaking organization. 

Click here to learn more about Fluxx, WRF's online application and reporting system.