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Robins Foundation

The Robins Foundation had an entirely by manual grant application process that was managed by the use of separate Excel spreadsheets. Understaffed and under-resourced, they decided to modernize and digitize their entire process through one central and unified platform. They not only needed a solution that made their grant application a more streamlined process for staff, but they also required an intuitive platform that would give them robust reporting capabilities. SmartSimple provided them with a full service, end-to-end platform solution that was easy to manage and was adaptable to their evolving needs. Once Robins Foundation migrated their data over to SmartSimple, all staff were able to collaborate on one, unified platform, enabling everyone to have access to the same, real-time data vastly improving how efficiently the team worked. Robins’ new system also helped streamline the application process by standardizing the method in which applications were collected. Overall, SmartSimple has helped Robins' future proof their grants process by providing them with an inclusive grants management solution that can evolve and change as the foundation’s needs and requirements change.

Key Stats

Client Name: Robins Foundation

SmartSimple Client Since: 2014

Type of Giving: Grants

Old System: Paper and Excel spreadsheets





Key Pain Points: An outdated system requiring a digital overhaul to streamline, modernize, and future-proof the grant application process.

New System Must-Haves: An easy-to-use digital platform with robust reporting capabilities and clear channels for communication between the grants manager and grantee.

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SmartSimple helped us create a platform through an intuitive process without tech jargon, and that felt good. We were able to look around and play with our new system without messing anything up, and this made it easier to experiment and made everything very comfortable.

Tracie Mooneyham, Program and Grants Manager, Robins Foundation

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