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    How the Ontario Centres of Excellence Advanced Their Grants Management System To Limitless Heights

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 19, 2019 9:46:00 AM
    Photo by Becca Tapert

    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.

    Topics: Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Discover, Application Management, Client Success, Program Management

    How the Pennsylvania IOLTA Board Built a Robust Client Services and Financial Reporting System

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 16, 2019 9:12:00 AM
    Photo by Bethany Legg

    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.

    Topics: Government Grants Administration, Government Agencies, Client Success, Unite

    How the Walton Family Foundation Scaled Its Grantmaking System For The Future

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 15, 2019 9:07:18 AM
    Photo by Ian Dooley

    Are you an organization with multiple independent departments? Do you ever wish you had a platform that houses all of them in one system while operating independently? In anticipation of their upcoming presentation at SmartSimple’s ELEVATE San Diego conference in October, we sat down with Sam Caplan, CIO and Deputy Director of Operations of the Walton Family Foundation, and Malcolm Klotz, Founder of Re-Solved, to learn more about their process of successfully building and uniting 12 different entities and multiple departments in one cohesive system.

    Topics: Elevate 2019, Foundations, Amplify, Client Success, Submission Management

    How S.N.A.P. is Changing the Landscape of Children’s Mental Health

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Jul 16, 2019 10:48:48 AM

    Stop Now And Plan’s (SNAP®) spreadsheet-based administrative process needed a software solution to accommodate its Canada-wide expansion of mental health services. Not only did SNAP need a way to consolidate and track all stages of their implementation and service delivery around the world, they also needed to maintain fidelity and create a support system for their affiliate offices across the country and beyond. SmartSimple delivered a cloud-based centralized system that enabled SNAP to collect and report data across all of their locations to best serve families and support internal and external stakeholders during all stages of program implementation.

    Topics: Research Grants Management, Discover, Client Success, Research Institutions

    How The Washington Traffic Safety Commission Modernized Their System To Save Lives And Administrative Time

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 4, 2019 2:12:10 PM
    Photo by Eric Saunders

    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.

    Topics: Government Grants Administration, Government Agencies, Client Success, Program Management, Unite