In our post, Unlocking Investment in the Social Sector, we described the research we conducted with CIVICUS to better understand the infrastructure needed to unlock investment in the social sector. But we’re not just researching and strategizing. we’re working together to define and implement a grants management process and platform that will increase the amount of resources flowing to social sector organizations in the Global South. Who better to work with to support this work then Laura Quinn, the founding Director of Idealware. Idealware publishes the industry bible on grants management systems – Consumers Guide to Grant Management Systems. This post, written by Laura, describes the process we’ve undertaken together with the CIVICUS team.