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    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: Event, Grants Management

    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