SmartSimple Blog

SmartSimple Celebrates Movember for Awareness of Men’s Health Issues

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 15, 2022 11:03:27 AM

There’s a saying these days that we hear more and more. It’s a phrase that used to bring audible gasps when uttered… “I know someone that’s been touched by… “ These days, you can insert ‘prostate’ or ‘testicular cancer’ into that sentence just as easily as ‘mental health’ or ‘suicide’.    

Sadly, it’s a phrase that’s so frequently said that we’ve all seemingly become desensitized to it. The reality is, in many places around the world, women are outliving men, and the gap between a woman’s life expectancy vs. a man’s seems to be widening. 

That’s because a disturbing trend has emerged. Prostate and testicular cancer, along with mental health and suicide disproportionately affect young men. According to the Movember Foundation, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, while men account for 69% of all suicides globally.

Topics: Employee Giving, Community, CSR, Diversity & Inclusion, Education, SmartSimple, Security, Workplace, Movember, Mental Health

He, She, They? Supporting more Inclusive Workplace Communities

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 29, 2022 9:42:44 AM

Over the years, the LGBTQ2S+ community has developed its own terminology, and with it, clearer vocabulary on how to refer to individuals and groups in the third person. 

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace, Pride, Pronouns

Anatomy Of An Accessible Web Form [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 18, 2018 10:27:48 AM

Ensuring that your web form is accessible to all users is critical in making the most impact with your services and philanthropic work. In this blog, we’re presenting the must-have fundamentals of creating an accessible web form. You can download the PDF version here.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Compliance

Coding The DNA Of Web Accessibility

Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 17, 2018 10:41:38 AM

In our last blog, we dove into the subject of equal access for grantees with disabilities. We discussed how important it is for grantmaking organizations to ensure their websites and online application process is accessible to anyone, regardless of their disability, to be able to review the eligibility requirements/criteria and complete all the necessary steps to apply.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Compliance

“Walking The Talk” On Equitable Access To Websites And Web Forms

Posted by Stacey Hellas on Sep 17, 2018 12:08:29 PM

Article 9 of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs outlines the rights of persons with disabilities to live independently and have access to, “...information and communications technologies and systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public…” This includes access to information on the internet.

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, SmartSimple Cloud platform