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 www.smartsimple.com/gms or contact us at sales@smartsimple.com.

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 foundationcenter.org.  


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.