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How You Should be Managing Agreements & Contracts Now & After the Pandemic

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Feb 10, 2021 3:12:05 PM

Going into our second year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have adjusted to working remotely. Admittedly, there are some things that are more difficult to manage virtually, but executing agreements shouldn’t be one of them.

Tools like DocuSign’s eSignature solution have been pivotal in helping organizations manage activities that are traditionally managed offline like agreements and contracts. It’s just one of the dozens of apps on the SmartSimple Marketplace that can be added to any SmartSimple Cloud system to extend functionality, so that you can manage even more of your operation from place. There’s PayPal and Stripe for online payments, Salesforce for CRM, or Microsoft Dynamics GP for Accounting to name just a few.

Read on to see how one financial institution automated their e-signature workflow with SmartSimple Marketplace’s DocuSign eSignature app to not only meet urgent funding needs in their community, but also accelerate their operational efficiency.

Topics: SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), COVID-19

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: SmartSimple Cloud for CSR, SmartSimple Cloud Features

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

Take A Look At The Future Of CSR Leadership

Posted by Stirling Myles on Jun 10, 2019 11:54:01 AM

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Everything starts with the voice of your crowd. CSR has gone through many shifts since its inception, and how it's addressed the societal needs of the time. We speak about the evolution of CSR leadership in our Brief History of CSR blog. According to the book All In, CSR has transformed through three eras of leadership: the “Harm Reduction” era where companies reactively tried to offset some past mishaps to better their brand in the public eye, to the “Strategic Integration” era where companies saw the value in brand building into their marketing strategy. Today, CSR follows a  more purpose-led model where companies implement a purpose as a critical element in the fabric of every aspect in their operations. This model is more holistic in its approach that makes your business ready for the modern era of purpose-driven CSR.

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