Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) was challenged not only with the high volume of incoming grant applications but effectively managing the diverse needs and requirements associated with each application. Their data was scattered across different software and platforms, which caused delays in their administrative and application review processes. SmartSimple delivered them a cohesive system that integrated all functionality they needed into one, centralized platform to simplify their workflows. This enabled OCE to efficiently manage their processes on a large scale.
For their lean staff size, the Pennsylvania Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts Board (PA IOLTA Board) conducts complex and detailed reviews of their grantee organizations. In order to ease the administrative burden on staff, the PA IOLTA Board sought to automate their grants process with an online grant management software. SmartSimple delivered a robust and intuitive system specifically tailored to their unique reporting requirements. Now, staff has more time to devote to substantive issues surrounding their grantmaking.
A sluggish paper-based system hampered the Washington Traffic Safety Commission's nuanced and complex government-funded granting process. With all the detail work required to manage federally funded grants, they wanted to move to an electronic-based system. SmartSimple helped them centralize their process into one platform enabling them to invoice, manage projects, and track program impact in an all-in-one platform.
GROW Central Florida was a brand new and expanding nonprofit organization in dire need to “grow” out of their paper-based management system. With an administrative team of one, too much time was getting lost tracking down applicant information through emails and collecting information through different filing systems and Excel spreadsheets.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has a complex array of processes to manage thousands of grants and scholarships each year. With a strong desire to simplify the extensive amount of administrative work, they started using a few different grants management systems. Even with two systems running, they found they still needed to do most of their own configuration. Then, one vendor changed focus and decided to no longer support foundations, meaning the limited amount of help they were getting was about to disappear.