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SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility

The world's first end-to-end giving and CSR solution that tells the complete picture of your global impact – all on one platform.

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From corporate charitable giving to employee giving and measuring impact, SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility is the most comprehensive solution for streamlining all your programs and inspiring your people to take action on your collective goals.

Empower your team to respond to today's challenges with greater agility

Factors affecting the world’s leading causes are constantly evolving and becoming more complex. Empower your organization’s response with SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility’s unparalleled flexibility. Improve your people and philanthropic programs ability to better respond to what matters most.

Manage all your corporate philanthropy and workplace giving programs on one platform

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility is a single solution for supporting all your social good needs. Giving types are modularized, enabling you to tailor SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility to suit your specific requirements. Whether you administer a stand-alone granting program, or a full suite of global corporate and employee giving initiatives, everything can be managed under one roof.

 

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Corporate Giving & Grantmaking

Reduce the administrative burden of managing corporate giving programs by simplifying your processes with automation. Empower your teams to focus more on amplifying your giving impact in communities, and less on managing the process.

 

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A tailored solution to meet your every requirement

From foundation grants to disaster relief, SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility can be completely configured to how your process works. Remove bottlenecks by automating your unique processes and reduce your team’s administrative burden.

  • Quickly build robust, dynamic, and branded application forms
  • Effortlessly share and assign applications as they are submitted
  • Control all your grantmaking and giving data in one central place
  • Invite collaborators and manage as many user roles as needed
  • Create fully configured disaster relief grants in minutes
  • Automate repeated processes to save time – from emails to tracking payments
  • See the numbers and metrics that matter – from any angle, at any detail
  • Visualize real-time data in interactive dashboards
  • Unlock your true impact and share your story with quick, seamless reporting
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Streamline your grant application process — from eligibility to submission

Provide your applicants with a tailored and more intuitive submission process that minimizes administrative headaches for everyone.

  • Simplify how applicants submit their information, all from one place
  • Make applying faster by pulling up-to date details from the IRS and other vetting services like Guidestar by Candid and Charity Navigator
  • Add more robust eligibility screening with watchlist scanning services by LexisNexis or CSI Web
  • Offer access to personalized portals for every applicant to centralize all their submissions
  • Customize notifications to ensure applicants never miss deadlines or new opportunities

Simplify the review process and approve funding faster

Reduce unnecessary extra steps by automating the review process and empower your reviewers with easy access to all the tools and information they need.

  • Easily schedule review and board meetings with built-in meeting manager tools
  • Share and approve submissions through personalized portals for reviewers to access anywhere, anytime
  • Search submission details and history in a couple of clicks
  • Quickly add scores or comments to assigned reviews
  • Preview the entire submission and any multimedia files from any browser
  • Sign off on decisions fast with digital signature options from DocuSign, Adobe Sign, and SignEasy
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Capture meaningful insights from analytics and reporting

Aggregate data across programs to capture the full impact of your contributions by giving area, type, region, department, and more.

  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your giving and grantee data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Employee Giving & Engagement

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility centralizes all your employee giving, volunteerism, and matching gift efforts under one roof while streamlining the workplace giving experience for greater collective impact. Align your company’s values with the generosity of your most important asset – your people.

 

Volunteer Management

Employee Volunteer Management

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility helps to transform how good companies can empower their employees through workplace volunteering initiatives. Gain a better pulse on how engaged your people are and measure the collective impact they are delivering to your communities.

Matching Gifts

Make the matched giving experience even easier and rewarding for your employees with a streamlined, easy-to-administer program that follows your guidelines and matching ratios. Accessible from any browser or SmartSimple Cloud's Mobile App, it’s a breeze for employees to keep a record of their gifts and track remaining matching funds from anywhere.

Employee Volunteer Grants & Dollars for Doers

Remove the complexity of administering your employee volunteer grants or Dollars for Doers program. Enable your employees and retirees with a seamless process to easily log and track their contributions to eligible nonprofits they have volunteers for.

Fundraising & Donation Management

Inspire your employees to give back to the communities you are a part of, and drive your collective contributions for a greater good. Simplify launching, promoting, and measuring your company’s fundraising efforts in any language or currency.

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Goals Tracking

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility’s Goals Tracking capability is entirely unique, enabling you to adopt industry-standard frameworks like the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or your own for tracking progress on your collective impact. Define the goals that matter to your organization most across all your corporate and employee giving, grantmaking, and volunteerism efforts.

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Reporting your impact

Aggregate data across employee giving programs to capture the full impact of your collective efforts by cause, type, region, department, and more.

  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within Engage
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your employee giving data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Volunteer Management

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility helps to transform how good companies can empower their employees through workplace volunteering initiatives. Gain a better pulse on how engaged your people are and measure the collective impact they are delivering to your communities.

 

Better engage your employees through their favorite causes

Deliver a unique volunteering experience to your people and inspire them to be agents of change for the causes they are most passionate about.

  • Create rich employee profiles with their skills, preferences, and interested cause areas
  • Employees can easily search and apply for filtered opportunities best aligning with their interests, skills, cause, global goal, and more
  • Log volunteer hours and track participation history from a personalized, branded employee portal accessible from any browser or SmartSimple’s Mobile App
  • Empower employees to share stories and photos about their volunteer experiences to inspire others to participate
  • Encourage suggestions for future volunteer causes and nonprofits to offer opportunities for
Volunteer Management

Create a streamlined volunteer experience for more impact

Monitor volunteer contributions in real-time and generate the insightful reports you need to evaluate employee engagement and their impact.

  • Create, review, and approve volunteer activities with as much or as little control as needed, while seamlessly matching volunteers with the right opportunities
  • Track and validate employee volunteer hours contributed, whether completed in-person or virtually through video conferencing
  • Keep engaging your employees year round with featured volunteer events and campaigns
  • Enable community partners to promote approved volunteer opportunities through your employee portals and corporate website

Capture meaningful insights from analytics and reporting

Aggregate data across employee giving programs to capture the full impact of your volunteering efforts by cause, type, region, department, and more.

  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your employee giving data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Matching Gifts

Make the matched giving experience even easier and rewarding for your employees with a streamlined, easy-to-administer program that follows your guidelines and matching ratios. Accessible from any browser or SmartSimple’s Mobile App, it’s a breeze for employees to keep a record of their gifts and track remaining matching funds from anywhere.

 

Simplify matching your employee’s gifts to eligible causes

Drive engagement with your employees, and even retirees, with a simple, intuitive giving experience that is tailored to your program’s unique guidelines and matching criteria.

  • Search for organizations eligible for matching by location, cause area or match ratio and submit request funds to be matched
  • Quickly upload and access proof of donations that are eligible for matching within a branded, easy-to-use employee portal
  • Securely keep track of available, used, and remaining funds for matching from any web browser or SmartSimple’s native Mobile App
  • Encourage employees to submit suggestions for future matched causes and charities

Administer your matching program more efficiently

Reduce the amount of time spent on administration and streamline how you match employee gifts through automation within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • Easily manage matching ratios, guidelines, and limits for eligible causes and preferred nonprofit partners
  • Launch and promote matched giving challenges for urgent causes in times of emergency, crisis or disaster
  • Vet matching gift requests with eligible and featured organizations, as well as new causes suggested by employees
  • Save administrative time with automated workflows to approve matching requests and deploy communications
  • Launch and maintain your own branded Android and iOS mobile app for employees to request matches and access their giving history anytime, anywhere

 

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Capture meaningful insights from analytics and reporting

Aggregate data across your matching gifts program to capture the full impact of you and your employee’s contributions by cause, match amount, region, department, and more.

  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your matched giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your matching gifts data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Employee Volunteer Grants

Remove the complexity of administering your employee volunteer grants or Dollars for Doers program. Enable your employees and retirees with a seamless process to easily log and track their contributions to eligible nonprofits they have volunteers for.

 

Tailor Engage to your Dollars for Doers program guidelines

Shape SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility’s functionality to help you more effectively manage every aspect of your Dollars for Doers program, no matter how unique.

  • Build, adapt, and change your employee volunteer grants program eligibility and ratios as needed, all from SmartSimple Cloud’s native settings
  • Configure engaging, easy-to-navigate portals for employees to report their volunteer hours and track contributions to eligible causes
  • Manage global Dollars for Doers programs by tracking volunteer awards in over 60 international currencies
  • Empower your people to share their volunteering stories with colleagues to highlight successes and inspire more to participate
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Track all your employee volunteer grant program’s impact

Aggregate data across your Dollars for Doers program to capture the full impact of you and your employee’s contributions by giving area, amount, region, department, and more.

  • Easily access data to help administer your employee volunteer grants program more effectively
  • Gain better visibility on program performance and its impact with custom reports that can pull any data point directly from SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your employee giving and granting data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Fundraising & Donation Campaigns

Inspire your employees to give back to the communities you are a part of, and drive your collective contributions for a greater good.

 

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Communicate more effectively

Build strong, lasting relationships with donors and bring focus to your fundraising campaigns

  • Reach out to your entire constituent community easily with broadcast email
  • Streamline your communications with pre-built email templates that you can customize and build
  • Collect rich, profile information on donors and track all communications with every constituent
  • Keep donors informed throughout the donation process with custom, automated notifications

Plan fundraising campaigns and events more efficiently

Manage all campaign logistics from one central place so you can focus on the business of running effective fundraising campaigns

  • Create new fundraising campaigns in minutes
  • Empower your employees to submit campaign proposals
  • Manage vendor relationships, tasks and related expenses
  • Create exportable reports that show campaign success
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Capture meaningful insights from analytics and reporting

Capture the true impact of your fundraising campaigns.

  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point in SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility and represent them visually through interactive charts.
  • Track all fundraising data and constituent information that can be pushed into BI tools like Tableau and PowerBI.

In-kind Giving

Equip nonprofits with the goods and services they need to better fulfill their missions. With SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility, your team can streamline managing, approving, and reporting on the impact of all your in-kind donations alongside other corporate giving initiatives you offer.

 

Employee Giving Admin

Simplify the logistics of all your in-kind contributions

Manage all your in-kind gift requests at scale with the efficiency and accuracy you need.

  • Quickly build robust, dynamic, and branded application forms
  • Effortlessly share and assign proposals as they are submitted
  • Control all your in-kind donation data in one, centralized location
  • Manage inventories, services available, delivery dates, and more

 

Provide an easy, intuitive applicant experience

Give those requesting and receiving in-kind contributions a tailored and more seamless fulfilment process that also minimizes administrative headaches.

  • Keep every applicant up-to-date on the status of their in-kind requests with easy to-use, personalized portals
  • Send automated notifications to update status on shipments or services delivered
  • Offer mobile-friendly access from any browser or with our native Mobile App for Android and iOS devices
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See a complete picture of your in-kind giving impact

Aggregate data across your in-kind programs to capture the full impact of your contributions by contribution type, cause area, region, and more.

  • Calculate and report the financial value of in-kind goods and services delivered
  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your giving and grantee data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Corporate Sponsorships

Make your mark on important community causes and events with a streamlined corporate sponsorship process. SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility comes included with all the tools you and your partners need to foster successful partnerships and drive community impact.

 

CSR Grants

Streamline sponsorship proposals with the power of automation

  • Quickly build robust, dynamic, and branded application forms
  • Effortlessly share and assign proposals as they are submitted
  • Control all your sponsorship data in one central place
  • Invite collaborators and manage as many user roles as needed
  • Set up automatic payments via a payment scheduler that can be triggered by workflows
  • Speed up your review process with automated workflows that be customized to the way you work
  • Manage charitable and business sponsorships separately

Manage sponsored events more effectively

  • Track event spend and drill down to metrics like cost per head
  • Manage event budgets and track vendor expenses
  • Streamline communications with automated or ad hoc broadcast emails
  • Build registration forms and track attendance centrally within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Collect dietary restrictions and other relevant details on attendee profiles
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Effectively track the true ROI of your sponsorships

Aggregate data across your portfolio to capture the full impact of your sponsorships by cause area, type, region, and more

  • Track any measurement objective for calculating sponsorship ROI
  • Drill down into expense data for a complete picture of your sponsorship spend
  • Build custom reports that can pull any data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Visualize all your giving data on dashboards, interactive charts, and maps
  • Push your giving program data easily into business intelligence tools like Tableau and PowerBI for even further analysis

Employee Assistance Funds

No matter the scale or severity of the crisis at hand, financial stress on associates cost employers an annual average of $5,000 per employee in lost productivity. Employers have an opportunity to address this problem and truly demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of their workforce with Employee Assistance Funds (EAF).

 

Demonstrate true compassion and care for your employees

A leading way to distribute EAFs is through an external nonprofit partner that increases the flexibility of what hardships the fund can cover and lowers the administrative burden to the employer and the employee.

  • Using America's Charities’ 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, we can provide flexibility and tax advantageous options for employers and affected employees
  • Decades of experience in corporate relationships, customer service, and funds management ensures that your EAF is managed professionally
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Launch an EAF tailored to your corporate values

Each EAF is uniquely designed to the parameters and qualifications provided by your company, ensuring it closely aligns with your values and culture. We offer a number of services you can take advantage of:

  • Complete EAF program design and development
  • Online application design and generation of documentation requirements
  • Application review and follow-up
  • Grant approval
  • Distribution of assistance funds
  • Regular reporting of fund activity
  • On-demand employee support
  • Overall program facilitation
  • Easy integration into your workplace giving, employee engagement or wellness programs

Combined with 40+ years of inspiring charitable choice

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility is more than just software. It seamlessly blends together with the extensive expertise of Americas’ Charities helping companies meet their employee giving and engagement goals, with SmartSimple’s cloud platform – SmartSimple Cloud – preferred by over 350 leading organizations worldwide.

Reporting Your Impact

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility centralizes all your corporate and employee giving program data in one location, enabling powerful and versatile reporting capabilities for measuring your collective impact. Gain more visibility across all your CSR efforts with aggregated metrics and accurately communicate your successes using interactive data visualization tools.

 

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Standardized units of measurement

Whether you track dollars granted, matched, raised, or hours volunteered, SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility standardizes your units of measure across all your programs to enable reporting a single, aggregated metric. SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility has the flexibility to use industry standard wage equivalencies or your own unique measurement criteria to convert all your efforts, such as volunteer hours, into dollar figures.

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Configurable dashboards that bring your numbers to life

Empower all your stakeholders, employees, and applicants with interactive, data-driven dashboards to summarize the metrics that matter to them most. With the ability to drill down into real-time CSR program data, every contributor in your company’s impact will be kept informed and feel united in accomplishing your ambitious goals.

Mapping the impact

Map your collective impact and zoom in on every contribution

Powered by Google Maps, SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility’s powerful and interactive Impact Map enables you to visualize all your contributions using geotags and see all your giving efforts are going to. Filter by cause, giving type, and date, you can geotag all your company’s efforts while sharing specifics like dollars granted, number of participants, and much more. The possibilities are endless.

Goals Tracking

SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility’s Goals Tracking capability is entirely unique, enabling you to adopt industry-standard frameworks like the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or your own for tracking progress on your collective impact. Define the goals that matter to your organization most across all your corporate and employee giving, grantmaking, and volunteerism efforts.

 

Goals Tracking in SmartSimple Cloud

Track the metrics most important to the goals you’ve set

Implement your own goals for more effective and relevant outcomes measurement across your entire organization and giving programs. Whether it's cubic meters of water saved, number of trees planted, or pounds of food donated, SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility can track and report on any unique metric needed to measure the outcomes that matter to you and your stakeholders most.

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Configurable reporting for visualizing your progress

Every data point within SmartSimple Cloud for Corporate Social Responsibility can be reported on, enabling you with access to meaningful metrics to measure your responsibility and giving goals against. Our Neo Report Builder’s drag-and-drop interface empowers your team to create highly detailed and complex reports that will cut to the heart of the metrics you’re looking for.

Connect your data across your organization’s footprint

Seamlessly feed your giving and goal data into other enterprise systems and software like Excel. For more sophisticated analysis, you can effortlessly pull your data into business intelligence tools such as Power BI or Tableau with our SmartConnect API and OData (Open Data Protocol) connectors.


We are partners in the success of your giving initiatives

Michael Hall, Merz North America

“It was clear that this was a platform that would provide value to the team while allowing for future growth. We've been able to illustrate how SmartSimple Cloud might be used in other areas of the organization.”

Michael Hall
Senior Manager of Grants & Giving, Systems & Analysis


Discover more of our resources

Crowdsourcing CSR Programs in the Digital Age
Adopting the UN SDGs: Evaluate your CSR Preparedness
A Comparison of Traditional & SDG-Driven CSR

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