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Hear from your peers: Merz North America

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Oct 5, 2022 9:04:01 AM

After twenty years of learning, building and growing, our efforts have come to focus. Since we began in 2002, we’ve helped our clients distribute over $10 billion in critical grant funding. We’re inspired by the impact they make on our world every day, and we take pride in supporting them.

It takes twenty years.

Topics: Client Story, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Client, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Client Success, Research & Innovation Management, Grants, Hear from your peers, SmartSimple20

Is Your CSR Impact Reporting Agile Enough for What Lies Ahead?

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Nov 25, 2020 10:19:45 AM


When reflecting on the events of 2020, the word that leaps to many of our minds is “unprecedented.” From the crippling COVID-19 pandemic to the calls for justice and equity heard across the United States, companies have had to absorb a number of unprecedented shocks to the way they do business, and the way they carry out their mandate of corporate citizenship. Many organizations have shifted their missions to respond to the ongoing crises – for example, by directing funds toward addressing employee hardship, improving digital education, or advancing advocacy work.

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Reporting, Module, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

Everyone is starting to adopt the UN SDG framework, but how can you effectively track your efforts against it?

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Aug 11, 2020 5:40:54 PM

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a widely adopted blueprint for organisations to map and track their progress in addressing global challenges like poverty, clean energy, and climate change.

For many however, effectively tracking and measuring their overall impact remains elusive, especially when many have different philanthropic program types (i.e. employee volunteering, donations, fundraising, etc.). How for instance, do you track overall impact if your volunteer programs use volunteer hours as a base metric, while your donation program uses Euros raised to track progress?

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Goal Tracker, Responsible Companies

6 Common CSR Program Challenges (And How You Can Solve Them)

Posted by Stirling Myles on Sep 27, 2019 4:02:09 PM

Successfully implementing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy is both challenging and complex. That's why SmartSimple is happy to offer practical workshops on five CSR topics to help solve some of the most common challenges when building out or improving your responsibility strategy, such as integrating with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, Education, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, SmartSimple, Responsible Companies

Three Challenges You Need to Consider When Disbursing and Safeguarding Employee Workplace Giving Donations

Posted by Stirling Myles on Aug 21, 2019 12:01:39 PM
Photo by Brooke Cagle

Collaborative blog post written by Alex Wong, SmartSimple’s Director of Marketing, and America’s Charities

Topics: Employee Giving, Corporate Social Responsibility, SmartSimple Cloud for CSR