SmartSimple Blog

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

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

Efficiently Manage Your Grantmaking Finances With SmartSimple Cloud’s Budget Manager Module

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Sep 23, 2020 11:30:18 AM


Along with having a clear mission and efficient processes, effective budgeting is critically important to any grantmaking organization's success. Leanly staffed grantmakers of all sizes can often grapple with maintaining and improving their philanthropic budgeting operations, especially when using systems that are rigid and do not easily adapt to today's rapidly changing world and economic uncertainty. 

Topics: Foundations, Grantmaking, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management, Module, Budgets

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

"Stream"lining Your Arts Grants Management Process With SmartSimple Media Library

Posted by Stirling Myles on Feb 20, 2020 3:50:00 PM

Learn how to simplify how you review and organize media uploads of any kind with SmartSimple’s Media Library while protecting the artist’s work with copyright watermarks.

Topics: Grantmaking, Webinar, SmartSimple Cloud for Grants Management