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    Launching A Grants Management System in 30 Days with SmartSimple Direct

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

    Grants management can be complicated. With the right software, it doesn’t have to be. We’re excited to introduce SmartSimple Direct.

    Topics: Grantmaking, Direct

    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

    10 Enhancements You Should Know About From the July 2020 Upgrade

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jul 7, 2020 12:51:05 PM

    Building from our last upgrade in March, we focused a lot of our energy on bolstering password security configurations and elevating the ease of use for both administrators and users through portal editing enhancements, UI design, and applicant experience features. 

    All of these upgrades were built to help you gain more control of the look and feel of your system and help you achieve your goals quicker. A full upgrade summary of all features and enhancements can be found on our Wiki, or by attending our Upgrade Webinars.

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Grantmaking, Research Grants Management, Scholarship Management, Government Grants Administration, SmartSimple Cloud Upgrades

    Leading with Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 23, 2020 9:29:09 AM

    Staff collaboration within MS Teams or Slack. Video calls for board meetings. Grant distribution via ACH and This is the “new normal” for philanthropy, and it’s happened in the span of weeks instead of years. Yet, with such a rapid change, how are grantmakers adjusting to a reality where technology is at the center?

    Topics: Conference, Grantmaking, Grants Management, SmartSimple Cloud platform, Panel Talk

    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: Conference, Event, Grantmaking, Grants Management, Panel Talk