Thursday, February 28, 2013

Join SmartSimple for the Annual Conference on Corporate Contributions

SmartSimple is excited to announce that we will be attending the Annual Conference on Corporate Contributions (ACCP) from March 10-12, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Participants across the country will have the chance to connect with industry professionals and discuss pressing issues that face contribution management and corporate social responsibility.

SmartSimple will be showcasing our industry-leading grants management software GMS360º for all attendees. To learn more, just visit our main site.

Stop by our booth for a chat or email to arrange a discussion about how SmartSimple and GMS360º will benefit you.

Click here to find out more about the conference as well as other events, webinars and information about ACCP.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

SmartSimple to Attend GMN Annual Conference in March 2013

SmartSimple is heading south! We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in the annual Grants Manager Network Conference on March 18-20, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

We will be participating as a session exhibitor in this three-day marathon of enlightening demonstrations, workshops and lectures on all the hot issues affecting grants management in 2013. Both industry starters and seasoned professionals alike will be given the opportunity to network and participate in collaborative discussions. 

Visit our booth or email to arrange a one-on-one discussion. Be sure to check out our main site to learn more about GMS360º, our industry-leading grants management software.

Click here to learn more about the GMN Network and the 2013 Conference.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

SmartSimple and M. Shapiro Consulting Services Inc. are Excited to Host a Joint Webinar - Research Management: A Systems Approach

Date: February 19, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM EST

SmartSimple and M. Shapiro Consulting Services Inc. will be holding a free webinar for those in the research management and research funding communities.

During this webinar you will learn about the concepts that will allow you to optimize your funding resources through a cycle of research management practices. 

Specific items include:
  • Program allocation of resources;
  • Recipient agreements;
  • Activity progress reporting;
  • Budget reporting, and,
  • Research key performance indicators.

Our Systems Approach is based on SmartSimple's versatile and flexible software solutions for the entire research management cycle. 

The 20-minute presentation will be followed by an informative Q&A session with all participants.

Click here to register today. Don’t forget to regularly check our Event & Training Calendar for other upcoming webinars, events, conferences and more.

To learn more about SmartSimple, please visit
To learn more about M. Shapiro Consulting Services Inc., please visit

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Top 7 Qualities of an Ideal SmartSimple Candidate

So you want to be part of the SmartSimple team? We’re always on the lookout for ambitious, talented individuals to join our crew. But what are the ideal qualities we look for in an employee? How should you prepare to be interviewed for a position at SmartSimple?

1. Be Personable

According to Corporate Services Manager Ethel Nañes, personality is key. “When I interview someone, I want to make sure that their personality traits complement the existing variety of personalities that already exist in the company,” she says.

2. Be Adaptable

Technical Community Manager Eric Lauer stresses that when it comes to technical positions in the company, skills can be coached. However, maintaining an attitude that’s positive and enthusiastic cannot be taught.

3. Be a Team Player

Since our work environment is both diverse and collaborative, the ability to function as part of a team is integral to a new employee’s success at SmartSimple.

4. Be Detail Oriented

Do you send the same resume to every company that’s hiring? Chances are, you’re being overlooked. “I am always immediately impressed with candidates who actually read the job description and try to tailor their resume to our requirements,” says Ethel. Put the extra effort into customizing your resume – the results will speak for themselves.

5. Be Knowledgeable

We don’t just mean having confidence in your skills. Interviews with potential SmartSimple employees go much smoother when the candidate demonstrates their knowledge of the company itself. Showing an interest in what we do and even being inquisitive about the company will make you stand out from the crowd.

6. Be Focused

Making a good impression at your interview is a given, but what does that involve? Consider how 'present' you are in an interview. This means avoiding distractions and being able to demonstrate that you aren't just interested in the job, you're interested in the job with SmartSimple.

7. Be Aware

Eager to get your foot in SmartSimple's door, but don't know how? We're constantly updating our Event Calendar, Twitter feed and LinkedIn community every time we're looking for new members to join our team. Get connected with us to stay in the know!

For more information on SmartSimple, please visit our main site.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Announcing Our Newest Location: New York Office

SmartSimple is taking a bite out of the Big Apple. We’re thrilled to announce our new office location in New York’s desirable Chelsea district:

33 West 19th St.
4th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

Our opening date will be March 1, 2013.

Here’s a sneak peek at the interiors. Remember to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for more news on our upcoming American office!