Introducing Simplify

What makes a nonprofit successful? Specifics vary, but one constant is allocating staff time wisely. Simplify is a data-sharing and standards-setting process that eliminates the repetitive elements of grant applications. It helps nonprofits spend time advancing their missions rather than completing unnecessary paperwork—and allows funders to easily access frequently used information from grantees.

The result: Grantmakers get quality data, grantees save valuable time, and everyone benefits from a more efficient process.

The idea for a grantee database grew out of recommendations from the Grants Managers Network’s Project Streamline, which found that grantseekers wrestle with application and reporting practices that often are disproportionately burdensome.

Learn more about Simplify, from Guidestar and the Technology Affinity Group.