Thursday, December 22, 2011

SmartSimple has Joined the FS-ISAC

As you know, SmartSimple’s #1 concern is the security and well being of our customers and as such we have recently joined the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC)

This organization was created post 9/11 to ensure that the public and private sectors share information about physical and cyber security threats and vulnerabilities to help protect the critical infrastructure.  The mandate is to constantly gather reliable and timely information from financial services providers, commercial security firms, federal, state and local government agencies, law enforcement and other trusted resources. The FS-ISAC is uniquely positioned to quickly disseminate physical and cyber threat alerts and other critical information to SmartSimple. This information includes analysis and recommended solutions from leading industry experts.

We believe access to this information will help protect our client’s assets and investment in SmartSimple.

Friday, October 21, 2011

SmartSimple User Groups

Time flies when you’re having fun, so it’s a bit of a surprise that we are already prepping for the next SmartSimple user group sessions.

The Insurer and IME user groups will take place on Wednesday November 16th and the Grants and Research Management user groups will take place on Thursday November 17th. Both user groups will take place at the historic Campbell House Museum located at 160 Queen St. West in Toronto (the North-West corner of Queen St. W. and University Ave.).

This meeting and future meetings will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Discuss business requirements relating to software efficiency improvements
  • Network with peers from other organisations across the province that use SmartSimple for similar activities
  • Meet and provide input to the SmartSimple development team as to future product direction
  • Share ideas with your community

SmartSimple clients can register by contacting

Each day will be divided into a morning business session and an afternoon technical session.

Registration is closed on November 4th so interested parties should signup ASAP.

If you plan on attending and would like to see something specific covered we encourage you to get in touch with your SmartSimple contact or sending a message to

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some places to learn more about SmartSimple's Grants Management System

To date 2011 has been a huge year for SmartSimple in the grants management space.

We began to generate a lot interest in the US market.
We expanded in the Canadian market.
We became the Foundations Center's first international  eGrant reporting partner.

And we are currently in the latest IdealWare report: A Consumer's Guide to Grants Management Software and Information Age Associates list of Grants Management Vendors for 2011.

We appreciate that our technology is being recognized by a larger audience and really look forward to continuing engagement with the sector.

To learn more about SmartSimple visit

Friday, September 30, 2011

SmartSimple will be at the 2011 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Annual Conference and the Grants Professionals Association Annual Conference

September was a busy month for SmartSimple and as October comes we are hitting the ground running.

From October 5-8th you can catch SmartSimple in Las Vegas during the annual Grant Professional Association Conference.

From October 2nd to 4th we will be at the SmartSimple will be at the 2011 Philanthropic Foundations Canada Annual Conference “ChangingPhilanthropy".

We encourage anyone who is interested to stop by our booths, say hello and view a demo of one of the most powerful grants management and CSR solutions.

In the  meantime feel free to visit or contact us at

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SmartSimple now supports the Foundation Center's eGrant reporting program

After nearly a decade of providing software solutions to the Grants Management market, SmartSimple is extremely excited to announce that our grants management system now contains seamless integration to the Foundation Center’s eGrant Reporting Program.  

Becoming an official eGrant reporting partner validates a core company tenet of SmartSimple, which is to continually leverage technology to enhance collaboration and communication across dispersed communities.  Through this partnership, SmartSimple clients will be able to provide more complete, accurate, and timely information to the grantseekers, researchers, policymakers, and fellow grantmakers who use the Foundation Center’s resources and publications. This bridge enables SmartSimple clients to communicate the value of their grantmaking activities to a wider audience and, in turn, provides clients with knowledge and tools they need to be more strategic and effective agents of change.  SmartSimple clients also benefit from being instantly recognized as an eGrant Reporter in the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online database, by having the icon placed on their grantmaker profile. 

As the Foundation Center’s first international Grants Management Software Partner, this launch coincides with SmartSimple’s entry into the U.S. marketplace and will allow even more grantmakers to easily submit details surrounding new grants awarded, resulting in vast amounts of shared information that will benefit the global giving community and their stakeholders.

SmartSimple will officially launch this functionality at the Council of Foundations 2011 Fall Conference for Community Foundations beginning on September 19th, followed shortly by the launch of instructional videos. 

About the Foundation Center’s eGrant Reporting Program

The Foundation Center's eGrant Reporting Program enables grantmakers to quickly and easily share grants data electronically with the Foundation Center on a regular basis, expediting their inclusion in a variety of essential resources including Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the nation's most widely used searchable database of U.S. grantmakers and their grants, and Philanthropy In/Sight®, the Foundation Center's interactive mapping tool that helps foundations make strategic decisions and tell the story of their philanthropy.  In short, the eGrant Reporting Program benefits grantmakers and the broader field of philanthropy by making available richer, more descriptive, and accurate grants information. 

About the Foundation Center

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and beyond. Learn more at  

About SmartSimple Software Inc.
Since its inception in 2002 SmartSimple has provided robust web based solutions to collaborative organizations across several industries. To date SmartSimple has enjoyed both domestic and international growth in both grants and research management markets. Central to this growth has been SmartSimple’s ongoing commitment to ensure that every innovation facilitates communication and collaboration across organizations with:

       Diverse and dispersed business communities
       Unique tracking needs
       Evolving business processes
       High transparency and auditability.