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Seamlessly Manage Grant Applications with SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Oct 14, 2020 11:27:32 AM


Consider this: non-profit organizations everywhere are under pressure to maximize their resources, provide for community needs, all while managing their relationships with foundations and partners. Meanwhile, funders and their staff are under duress to balance program development, stakeholder engagement, and fiduciary responsibility. At the end of the day, the grant application, for both grantseekers and grantmakers, is one part of the process that both have to interact with to move forward.

Topics: Foundations, Application Forms, Grantmaking, Grants Management, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Module

Efficiently Manage Your Grantmaking Finances With SmartSimple Cloud’s Budget Manager Module

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Sep 23, 2020 11:30:18 AM

Along with having a clear mission and efficient processes, effective budgeting is critically important to any grantmaking organization's success. Leanly staffed grantmakers of all sizes can often grapple with maintaining and improving their philanthropic budgeting operations, especially when using systems that are rigid and do not easily adapt to today's rapidly changing world and economic uncertainty. 

Topics: Foundations, Grantmaking, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Module, Budgets

Simplifying Collaboration Using Invitations in SmartSimple Cloud

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Aug 18, 2020 12:32:32 PM










Collaborating with multiple users on one application, especially when working remotely, can be a cumbersome challenge of gathering accurate information in an efficient manner. SmartSimple Cloud’s built-in Invitation feature allows your applicants to easily add co-applicants their submission, making collaboration much more efficient.

Topics: Corporate Foundations, Foundations, Grantmaking, Application Management

Grantmaking Post-COVID: A Look at PRIs

Posted by SmartSimple Software on May 19, 2020 2:18:47 PM

Philanthropy is full of acronyms. LOI. DAF. MOU - the list goes on. What about PRIs (Program Related Investments)? You’ve likely heard this acronym used before and generally understand that they are a part of a foundation’s grantmaking strategy.

Topics: Foundations, Grantmaking, Grants Management, Fireside Chat

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