Community Development Management System (CDMS) was created to solve a
problem that many grant-making agencies invariably face.
agencies typically receive paper reports from sub-grantees that then must be
compiled annually to get an overall picture of what their funding produced.
Not only is the compilation effort a hugely expensive manual effort that
diverts extraordinary amounts of staff time from more productive activities,
but it also illustrates the limited amount of information that managers and
other agency decision-makers have during the interim periods.
CDMS makes a variety of time-intensive processes more routine, resulting in
more effective program monitoring and program management, and better program
CDMS has an integrated email communications portal that allows instantaneous
communication between program managers and the agencies they oversee,
virtually eliminating time spent preparing and filing correspondence.
It also includes an integrated notes log, allowing program managers to
record and retain significant events during the period of the contract. CDMS
also has an integrated calendar function that facilitates scheduling program
monitoring visits and other date-driven activities.
By integrating all these functions, CDMS saves time and money, and helps
grant-making agencies focus their efforts on producing the best possible
outcomes for the money they invest in programs.
The Community Development Management System supports effective program management in the community development
CDMS is structured to:
user-defined flexibility in set-up
deviations from grant (or contract) expectations
in monitoring progress during a contract term
Facilitate real-time communication between grantor & grantee
in measuring program efficiency
flexible reporting of program results
The entire system is
integrated with an email communication portal and calendar. Through this
system, funders and contract agencies are able to report and communicate on
the status of contract performance via the web.
The funder is able to send and receive notices and inquiries as to better
monitor and track program performance throughout the agency’s contract term.
This system is designed to provide the means for two-way communication
between agencies and the funder at any time during the contract term.
Agencies can ask questions, request assistance, complete and submit reports,
respond to information requests, etc. The funder can respond to agency
inquiries, make information requests, issue notices, and provide feedback