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.
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.
As a member of the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA), we understand the importance of the work that State Highway Safety Offices (SHSO) do in promoting road safety. We also understand the challenges that SHSOs face in managing and distributing the grants and funding they receive from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other sources. To aid SHSOs in their important work, we have developed SmartSimple Cloud for SHSO Management, an all-in-one solution for managing grants and funding.
Fundamentally, trust-based philanthropy is about knocking down barriers and bringing balance to the inequities built into funder-nonprofit relationships. If we’re talking about adjusting existing structures, trust is about minimizing administrative burdens for grantseekers.
Over the twenty years we’ve been supporting the SmartSimple community, we’ve been fortunate enough to have developed strong, meaningful relationships with many of our clients. We’re humbled by the opportunity to assist our 500 clients make a real impact in the communities they serve.
It takes twenty years.