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SmartSimple at PEAK 2023

Posted by SmartSimple Software on May 23, 2023 10:57:41 AM

SmartSimple returned as an exhibitor at last year's PEAK Grantmaking conference, one of the largest gatherings in the grants management industry. As an exhibitor, we looked forward to connecting with existing clients, networking with potential prospects, and gaining valuable insight into the latest industry trends. Whether you attended the event in person or virtually, we hoped you visited our booth, number 209, to learn more about our solutions.

Topics: Event, Grants Management Software (GMS)

Introducing AI-Assisted Application Screening: Transform your grant review process with intelligent pre-screening

Posted by Platform Solutions on Apr 24, 2023 4:30:15 PM

Better manage large volumes of incoming applications using AI to automatically pre-screen applications with SmartSimple Cloud +AI

Grantmaking organizations play a crucial role in supporting community initiatives, but managing a large volume of applications and ensuring equitable funding can be challenging. To help grantmaking organizations overcome these obstacles, we are happy to introduce AI-Assisted Application Screening, powered by our SmartSimple Cloud +AI.

Topics: SmartSimple Cloud +AI, Grants Management Software (GMS)

Introducing the Supported Application Process: Advancing equitable grantmaking with artificial intelligence

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Mar 30, 2023 4:31:19 PM

Enhancing the grant application experience for grantees and grantmakers alike with SmartSimple Cloud +AI

Grantmakers play a critical role in funding projects and initiatives that significantly impact their communities. However, creating equitable granting programs can be difficult given the possible disparities between potential grant applicants. Applicants without dedicated grant writers, those with limited resources, or those with varying writing and communications skills, may find it difficult to construct strong proposals. In some cases, an otherwise suitable applicant may be eliminated due to their inability to properly construct an application.

Topics: SmartSimple Cloud +AI, Grants Management Software (GMS)

Exploring the surge in M&A within the GMS and CSR software market

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Mar 23, 2023 12:24:03 PM

We recently conducted a study to understand the trends and patterns of acquisition within the Grants Management Software (GMS) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) software markets, following the private equity deals surrounding Foundant, SurveyMonkey, and others. Our findings shed light on the future direction of the industry.

Topics: Grants Management Software (GMS), Private Equity in Philanthropy, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Embracing trust-based philanthropy: 5 key features grantmakers are employing today

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Feb 14, 2023 4:41:35 PM

Implementing trust-based philanthropy (TBP) into grantmaking processes can be a challenge, but grantmakers are finding ways to make it a reality. In a recent webinar hosted by Greg Stanley, Director of Platform Solutions at SmartSimple Software, five key features were highlighted that grantmakers are incorporating into their operating practices to embody TBP. These examples serve as a starting point for grantmakers looking to advance their TBP goals.

Topics: Trust-based philanthropy, philanthropy, Grants Management Software (GMS)