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    How Discover’s Committee Manager Module Simplifies Research Reviewer Assignments

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 11, 2020 3:55:09 PM

    Since the advent of COVID-19, the research grant community has begun to depend more on collaborative, cloud-based technology than ever before. Reviewers from around the world were already assessing work virtually, but now research grantmaking organizations need better remote collaboration even among their staff in the same city. They increasingly find that the old way of tracking everything in various spreadsheets is not working, and there is emerging a dire need for simple yet configurable software to manage the research grant review process from end to end. 

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Module, Discover, Reviews, Committee Management

    Key Enhancements You Should Know About in Our November 2020 Upgrade

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 10, 2020 8:01:50 AM

    In our November Upgrade,  we are releasing 45
     new features and enhancements. While we think all of the things we’ve added help to make Platform3 even better, we’ve highlighted a couple of enhancements and new features in this blog that we’re particularly excited about.  You can find a full upgrade summary of all features and enhancements on our Wiki or by attending our Upgrade Webinars.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Scholarship Management, Government Grants Administration, Platform3 Upgrades

    Seamlessly Manage Grant Applications with Amplify's Application Manager Module

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Oct 14, 2020 11:27:32 AM


    Consider this: non-profit organizations everywhere are under pressure to maximize their resources, provide for community needs, all while managing their relationships with foundations and partners. Meanwhile, funders and their staff are under duress to balance program development, stakeholder engagement, and fiduciary responsibility. At the end of the day, the grant application, for both grantseekers and grantmakers, is one part of the process that both have to interact with to move forward.

    Topics: Foundations, Application Forms, Grantmaking, Grants Management, Amplify, Module

    We’re Going Virtual: What To Expect During ELEVATE 2020

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Sep 24, 2020 1:48:08 PM

    In 2018, we went to Nashville, Tennessee. In 2019, we went to San Diego, California. In 2020, we’re going to our living rooms. ELEVATE is going fully virtual this year. Over the last six months, we’ve all had to learn how to adapt to new ways of working. This year’s theme for ELEVATEThe Future of Work – is about looking beyond the boundaries of this sea change and focusing on how to not just adapt, but flourish.

    Topics: Conference, ELEVATE 2020

    Efficiently Manage Your Grantmaking Finances With Amplify’s Budget Manager Module

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Sep 23, 2020 11:30:18 AM

    Along with having a clear mission and efficient processes, effective budgeting is critically important to any grantmaking organization's success. Leanly staffed grantmakers of all sizes can often grapple with maintaining and improving their philanthropic budgeting operations, especially when using systems that are rigid and do not easily adapt to today's rapidly changing world and economic uncertainty. 

    Topics: Foundations, Grantmaking, Amplify, Module, Budgets