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Endless Evolutions at Elevate San Diego 2019

Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 30, 2019 11:09:06 AM

For our biggest event of the year, we traveled to sunny San Diego, CA to host our annual Elevate conference. It was an incredible 3-day celebration of the amazing work being done in our global community along with opportunities to learn, connect, and evolve with so many great minds in one room. From October 23 - 25 at the amazing Omni San Diego Hotel, attendees from around the world came together and engaged at Elevate 2019.

Topics: Elevate, ELEVATE 2019, Conference

Making Strong Impact At NSPA 2019

Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 22, 2019 11:47:21 AM

Earlier this month, we traveled to Minneapolis to attend the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) annual conference. We were excited to build on our experience at last year’s conference and connect with even more inspiring leaders of scholarship programs from across North America. 

Topics: Conference, Scholarship Management, Scholarship Providers, SmartSimple Cloud for Scholarship Management

Is the Future of Philanthropy Trust-Based?

Posted by Stirling Myles on Sep 26, 2019 9:17:23 AM
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In anticipation of their upcoming presentation at SmartSimple’s ELEVATE San Diego conference in October, we sat down with Zia Maumenee, Grants Manager of Headwaters Foundation, and Malcolm Klotz, Founder of Re-Solved, to learn more about their trust-based philanthropy model and how they leveraged SmartSimple’s technology to carry it out.

Topics: ELEVATE 2019, Foundations, Conference, Grantmaking

Three Good Things (And One Bad Thing) We Learned At AFTA 2019

Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 26, 2019 9:05:29 AM
An iconic Minneapolis mural of the iconic Bob Dylan

SmartSimple recently exhibited at the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) 2019 Annual Convention in Minneapolis. For over 60 years, the AFTA Annual Convention has brought together the movers and shakers of the arts industry, including advocates and funders. This year, the four-day, more than 1,000 arts professionals and funders participated to discuss arts education, cultural diversity, developing arts programs and events in local communities and more. Daily learning sessions focused on a series of core themes, including the value of inclusion, accessibility, and investing in the arts.

Topics: AFTACON, Foundations, Conference, Grantmaking

SmartSimple’s First EMEA Summit: A Collaborative Convergence

Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 10, 2019 10:20:46 AM

On May 23 and 24, 2019, we hosted our first-ever EMEA Summit in Dublin, Ireland t foster celebration and connection within the ever-growing SmartSimple community. Attendees from around the globe gathered into one room to share their experiences and learn, connect, and grow with each other. Here’s what happened.

Topics: Conference, EMEA Summit, Client Engagement