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    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

    Leading with Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 23, 2020 9:29:09 AM


    Staff collaboration within MS Teams or Slack. Video calls for board meetings. Grant distribution via ACH and Bill.com. This is the “new normal” for philanthropy, and it’s happened in the span of weeks instead of years. Yet, with such a rapid change, how are grantmakers adjusting to a reality where technology is at the center?

    Topics: Conference, Grantmaking, Grants Management, Platform3, Panel Talk

    Looking Ahead: The Post-COVID-19 Era of Grantmaking

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 19, 2020 1:15:40 PM


    In the course of just a few months, our communities across the globe have been fundamentally changed. Every aspect of how we go about our lives has been affected in some way – from healthcare and retail to food service and essential services. As a result, each sector has had to rapidly adjust to an unprecedented, and invisible, threat to normalcy and our previous status quo. Philanthropy is certainly no exception. 

    Topics: Conference, Event, Grantmaking, Grants Management, Panel Talk

    SmartSimple EMEA Summit 2020: Going Virtual

    Posted by Claudine Ting on May 22, 2020 10:30:40 AM

    Along with the rest of the world, our annual EMEA Summit was impacted by the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. While we made the decision to cancel the in-person event, we continued to focus on connecting the SmartSimple EMEA community. Last May 13-14, we converted the event to a two-day virtual experience - making this our first 100% virtual conference we’ve ever hosted.  

    Topics: Conference, Client Engagement

    Connect With SmartSimple During PEAK Grantmaking’s Month-long Virtual Conference

    Posted by Stirling Myles on May 7, 2020 9:49:24 AM

    During the month of May, PEAK Grantmaking’s 2020 annual conference will be running virtually and uniting hundreds of grants management professionals around a month-long series of educational events around this year’s theme: Courage in Practice. The online conference will include keynotes and sessions both delivered live and on-demand, as well as offer breakout discussions, regional chapter meetings, and even a Virtual Expo to connect with exhibitors – including SmartSimple.

    Topics: Foundations, Conference, Grantmaking, Grants Management