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Featured on AWS.com - How SmartSimple Cloud Elevated Vancouver Foundation’s Grantmaking Impact

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Dec 14, 2021 12:26:28 PM

Bigger Impact Together: SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Vancouver Foundation & Amazon Web Services

We are proud to be featured on AWS.com.

Amazon Web Services, the world’s largest cloud service provider, recently profiled Vancouver Foundation in a featured story highlighting their efforts during the pandemic.

Topics: Grantmaking, Grants Management, AWS Case Study, AWS ISV Partnership, Social Impact, Community Impact, Grants maker

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

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 Bill.com. 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

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: Grants Management, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Module, Meeting Management