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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

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: Event, NSPA, NSPA 2019, 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

Stories and Ideas at BlockParty NYC 2019

Posted by Stirling Myles on Sep 18, 2019 2:33:10 PM
Photo by Claudine Ting

This September, we built from an amazing experience last year, and went back to the Big Apple with another BlockParty. The event was graciously hosted by SmartSimple client, JDRF, a global leader in the search to end Type 1 diabetes through research, funding, and advocacy. And in typical fashion, we learned a lot from the stories of the SmartSimple community.

Topics: BlockParty NYC, Block Party, BlockParty, JDRF, Event, SmartSimple

Combating Social Isolation Among Older Adults at the 2019 N4A Conference

Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 19, 2019 10:14:48 AM
 Photo by Philippe Leone Photo by Philippe Leone

Social isolation is a growing and often unseen epidemic, particularly among older adults and one-third of Americans over 65 who live alone. Because its indicators can go unnoticed, its symptoms exacerbate when left unaddressed. 

Topics: AgeOptions, Aging, AAA, AAAs, Partnership, Event, N4A, Government, Partnerships, SmartSimple, SPEngage