We know the old adage about “constant change” certainly applies to the philanthropic community. Program focus, giving strategies, board members and foundation staff all change on a regular basis. One of the greatest strengths of Foundant Technologies’ development philosophy is the ability to handle change. As your foundation changes, Foundant GLM can be reconfigured to meet your new requirements at no cost and without our staff’s involvement. Of course, we are always here to help you if you require it, but it means you have the freedom to do what you need to do, when you need to do it.
Because we have hundreds of grantmaking clients using the same solution, if you need help deciding how to move forward, there is a good chance we have several clients doing similar activities to help guide you with proven ideas and experiences. It’s a great advantage to be able to draw upon the collective knowledge of the greater Foundant client community.
On the other hand, custom solutions or solutions with customizations are much more brittle when it comes to change. These types of solutions often require significant time and money to redeploy your software to match your new requirements. This means you’re at the mercy of the vendor and reliant on when the vendor has the resources available to work with you.