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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

    Why Your Foundation Needs a Seamless Virtual Board Meeting Experience

    Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 5, 2020 2:15:16 PM

    Board meetings are a core part of governance within foundations and the grantmaking process, where the information discussed drives decision making to act on. Despite board meetings being such a critical piece of the grantmaking cycle, they can often cause considerable challenges for teams – from preparation and scheduling to hosting and following up.

    Whether you are coordinating reports, creating a board book with up-to-date details, or sending out invitations and navigating availability conflicts – board meetings are no small task. Until now.

    Topics: Meeting Manager, Grants Management

    SmartSimple Offers Highest Number of Advanced Features: A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems 2020 Edition

    Posted by Geoff Cook on Apr 14, 2020 4:36:34 PM


    After four years since the last edition, Tech Impact’s Idealware released the newest version of A Consumer's Guide to Grants Management Systems to help inform grantmaking organizations on their IT decisions. SmartSimple was one of 14 leading software providers that were reviewed and we've been profiled in every subsequent version of the guide since 2011. 

    Topics: Grants Management

    How the Ontario Centres of Excellence Advanced Their Grants Management System To Limitless Heights

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 19, 2019 9:46:00 AM
    Photo by Becca Tapert

    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) was challenged not only with the high volume of incoming grant applications but effectively managing the diverse needs and requirements associated with each application. Their data was scattered across different software and platforms, which caused delays in their administrative and application review processes. SmartSimple delivered them a cohesive system that integrated all functionality they needed into one, centralized platform to simplify their workflows. This enabled OCE to efficiently manage their processes on a large scale.

    Topics: Client Story, OCE, Grantmaking, Ontario, Ontario Centres of Excellence, Government, Grants Management, Grants Management System, Research Grants Management, SmartSimple, Research

    How The Washington Traffic Safety Commission Modernized Their System To Save Lives And Administrative Time

    Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 4, 2019 2:12:10 PM
    Photo by Eric Saunders

    A sluggish paper-based system hampered the Washington Traffic Safety Commission's nuanced and complex government-funded granting process. With all the detail work required to manage federally funded grants, they wanted to move to an electronic-based system. SmartSimple helped them centralize their process into one platform enabling them to invoice, manage projects, and track program impact in an all-in-one platform.

    Topics: System, Client Story, Client, Government, Grants Management, SmartSimple, Washington, Washington Transit Safety Commission, WTSC