GuideStar and the
"We are thrilled that these four leading grants management software providers – Fluxx,
"With GuideStar's wealth of nonprofit data experience and the sharp focus on grantmaking technology within TAG, there are no two organizations better equipped to lead the charge in creating dramatic efficiencies for the philanthropic community," said
Today, many grant applications are online, but because the application formatting is inconsistent between grantmakers, nonprofits spend a lot of time and energy repetitively inputting the same basic information into each new application for which they are applying. Simplify eliminates this recurring task. It allows grantees to keep their current data in one place so it's easier to maintain and share information, while allowing funders to easily access this information, streamlining their grant application process. The result of Simplify is that grantmakers get quality data, grantees save valuable time, and everyone benefits from a more streamlined process.
"We're always working to make the grantmaking process run smoother and more efficiently – for foundations and their grantees," said
Nonprofits can utilize Simplify by entering their core information just once into the free GuideStar Exchange. The GuideStar Exchange already connects nonprofits with millions of current and potential supporters. Simplify enables the information to automatically be added to every grant application that a nonprofit completes for any participating funder. When grantees complete online applications, they can include this core information with one click by entering their Employer Identification Number (EIN). Funders without online applications can also pull a grantee's core data from Simplify by entering the EIN into their grants management system.
"Simplify benefits everyone in our community and the folks at GuideStar and TAG have been terrific. It's a big win for everyone and a massive win for our community," said
GuideStar and TAG also created a standards-setting body that will manage the standards for Simplify data and determine which additional information should be added to the Simplify database over time. This body will include representatives from TAG, GuideStar, funders, vendors, and sector-wide organizations.
"At roundCorner, our mission is to positively impact our world by putting the best technology in as many nonprofit hands as possible," stated
Simplify is free for nonprofits. The annual cost to receive the Simplify API for any foundation with assets equal to or greater than
Nonprofits are encouraged to participate in the GuideStar Exchange to begin managing their information for free. Grants management software vendors who wish to integrate the Simplify API into their product offerings should contact GuideStar to obtain a Simplify API Developer's License.
For more information on Simplify, please visit www [dot] simplifynow [dot] org.
GuideStar, www [dot] guidestar [dot] org, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people and organizations with information on the programs, finances, and impact of more than 1.8 million
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