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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, Elevate San Diego, SmartSimple

Event Management 101 with Bader Philanthropy and the Spencer Foundation

Posted by Stirling Myles on Oct 28, 2019 10:10:24 PM
Photo by Jakob Dalbjorn

There are many moving and complex facets in running an event, often all happen in tandem. Using SmartSimple tools, Kim Thao from Bader Philanthropy and Annie Brinkman from the Spencer Foundation managed to streamline their entire event management process in one centralized system, keeping everyone on the same page, from the finance department to the caterers. Both Annie and Kim presented their event management systems at ELEVATE San Diego. Here’s how...

Topics: Spencer Foundation, Elevate, Event Management, Bader Philanthropies, Event, SmartSimple

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: Zia Maumanee, Elevate, Elevate San Diego, Conference, Event, Headwaters Foundation, Philanthropy, Re-Solved, SmartSimple, Zia

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, Elevate San Diego, Foundation, Foundations, Malcolm Klotz, Grants Management System, Partnerships, Sam Caplan, SmartSimple, Walton Family Foundation

2018: A Year In Review

Posted by Stirling Myles on Dec 12, 2018 2:19:50 PM

2018 was another year of milestones, innovations, and developing future-proof technology. And with so much happening, we wanted to highlight some of the exciting moments and ideas that took place this year. We strive for and pride ourselves in furthering and pushing our services into territories we didn’t even think were possible. In a year of many achievements, we’re excited to present some of the milestones that happened along the path in 2018.

Topics: Upgrade, Solutions, Support, Videos, Volunteer Management, VolunteerMatch, Corporate, Elevate, Employee Giving, PEAK, SmartSimple Direct, Technical Support, Accessibility, 2018, AgeOptions, Block Party, Corporate Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Demo, Diversity, Donor, Elevate Nashville, Blog, Diversity & Inclusion, Donor Portal, Business Strategy, Community Foundation, Compliance, Elevate 2018, Employee Matching, Equity, Grantmaking, GDPR, Inclusion, Scholarship Management, SmartSimple, technology, Upgrades, Year End