Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SmartSimple Heads South for the Florida Philanthropy Network Statewide Summit

Are you ready for a game changer?

SmartSimple is excited to be attending Florida Philanthropic Network’s 2014 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy. This event will be held on January 30-31, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The theme this year is game changers, new and interesting trends for Florida, and how philanthropy needs the best possible outcomes for their communities.

SmartSimple will participate with representation from Todd Lapin (Director of Strategic Accounts) to exhibit the power and flexibility of our grants management platform, GMS360°.

To find out more about the Florida Philanthropic Network and their annual summit, please check out their official website or follow them on Twitter.

Interested in setting up a meeting with us at this year’s FPN Statewide Summit? Wish to discuss how GMS360° can benefit your organization? Don't hesitate to reach us at 1-866-239-0991, email at, or visit our website.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SmartSimple Employee Spotlight - Steven Imbaquingo

Our Employee Spotlight series will highlight a different member of the SmartSimple crew every week. Take some time to get to know the wonderful and diverse team behind the SmartSimple platform!

Steven Imbaquingo is a member of our Technical Community Support team and has been working at SmartSimple since March 2013. We spoke with him this week to find out more about his background, hobbies, and his favourite part about working for SmartSimple.

Keep reading to find out!

Productivity or subject matter expert tip:
When creating a ticket, it is crucial to provide as much information as possible. This will help everyone assisting in the ticket to understand and complete the issue in a quick and orderly fashion.

What is your favorite part about working for SmartSimple? 
My favorite part about working for SmartSimple is the helpful and positive environment I am involved in. We all have one goal as employees, which is to help this company grow in a positive way.

What are your hobbies? 
Playing soccer and keeping my kids entertained.

What is your favourite movie or book?
My favourite movie is The Matrix and my favorite book is The Soccer Book.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family.

Random fact about you that most people wouldn’t know: 
I was part of the internationally known Toronto Children’s Choir when I was younger.

Personal quote:
"Something in my character allows me to take hits and get on with life to reach an ultimate goal."

Want to know more about SmartSimple and the team behind it? Visit our main website, email us at or contact us at 1-866-239-0991. Check back next week for another installment of SmartSimple's Employee Spotlight! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SmartSimple Employee Spotlight - David Resnick

Our Employee Spotlight series will highlight a different member of the SmartSimple crew every week. Take some time to get to know the wonderful and diverse team behind the SmartSimple platform!

David Resnick is our Product Marketing Manager and has been working for SmartSimple since November 2011. As we begin a brand new year of new Employee Spotlight interviews, David tells us his best productivity tip, his favourite book, and a peek into his international past.

Productivity tip:
The number of hours in a day is one of the few things we can be certain about. So, looking at the impact of a task/project-to-time ratio is crucial. It is also beneficial to take on a holistic view, in prioritizing a given project or task according to a wider context, as well as related dependencies.

Of course, asking for help when needed is a must.

What is your favourite part about working for SmartSimple?
The people, the pace, and the constant innovation.

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy running and reading.

What is your favourite movie or book?
The book that has had the greatest impact on my thinking is The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb. I definitely need to read it again. V for Vendetta has been my favourite movie for a very long time.

What is the one thing you couldn't live without?
Questions, original ideas, and thoughts.

Random fact about you that most people wouldn't know:
I was born in South Africa and lived in London for a year as a child.

Personal quote:
"Rules are made for the people, and not the individual."

Want to know more about SmartSimple and the team behind it? Visit our main website, email us at or contact us at 1-866-239-0991. Check back next week for another installment of SmartSimple's Employee Spotlight!

Monday, January 20, 2014

American Express’ Timothy McClimon Recognized as a Leader in Trustworthy Business

SmartSimple is proud to announce that American Express Foundation’s President and head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Timothy McClimon, has received recognition as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Trustworthy Business.

You can read the full Top 100 list by Trust Across America here.

American Express Foundation utilizes SmartSimple's GMS360° as their grants management system. GMS360° manages the full life cycle of American Express' giving program, from applications to post-award processes.

Be sure to follow Timothy McClimon on Twitter (@timmclimon) for daily updates on American Express and the latest CSR trends.

About American Express Foundation
American Express supports hundreds of non-profit organizations each year through its foundation and corporate giving activities. Grants are made under the Historic Preservation, Leadership and Community Service themes that reflect their company values and complement their business priorities.

Visit the American Express main website or Timothy McClimon's blog about corporate social responsibility in AmEx to learn more.

About SmartSimple Software
SmartSimple strives to empower organizations with a cloud solution that enhances and simplifies their business processes. By using their platform to better connect with their communities and each other, SmartSimple’s clients enjoy a solid framework for their initiatives and a strong return on investment.

SmartSimple operates on an international level with a diverse staff spread across Toronto, Dublin and New York. The platform is geared toward medium and large organizations of all types. To learn more, visit the main website at

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Introducing SmartSimple Connectors

Every individual in every organization uses some form of software, from communications to accounting. That's why we have Connectors that integrate your SmartSimple system with a diverse array of services, including QuickBooks, SalesForce, and PubMed.

Want to know more about what our Connectors can do? Check out the following chart for a quick reference:

ConnectorUsageOur clients connect to…
Payment ConnectorThis Connector enables a payment flow between SmartSimple and your existing accounting systems.SAP
Oracle Financials
Research ConnectorThe databases that are essential to your research organization are available with a simple mouse click thanks to the Research Connector.PubMed
Social Media ConnectorEasily link your SmartSimple system with your social media accounts.Facebook
Document Management ConnectorShare important documents and files.IBM FileNet
Relationship ManagementIntegrate with your favorite CRM system.SalesForce
Sugar CRM
Siebel CRM
Philanthropic ConnectorRetrieve key information for other philanthropic organizations.GuideStar
GuideStar Simplify
Medical Claims ConnectorGain access to over 150,000 claims from the HCAI database.HCAI
Membership Management ConnectorIf your organization is membership-based, this connector bridges the gap with that system.NetForum

For more information on Connectors and how they can significantly enhance your SmartSimple system, please contact us at 1-866-239-0991,, or visit our main website.