Inside Foundant – the Blog

Clients Take Over at Chicago User Group!

I love it when our clients step up and share their successes using GLM! During last week’s Chicago Area User Group meeting, Daren Nordhagen, Foundant’s President, presented and demoed some new features of GLM Reports. During his demo, one of our clients and friends, Jacqui Lara from the McGowan Charitable Fund, requested to take over his computer and show the McGowan site. This was the …     Continue Reading »

Foundant Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraising Challenge

  Each quarter, the employees of Foundant volunteer as a group to help a local community program.  We have chosen to support the Gallatin Valley Big Brother and Big Sisters program this fall.  Each staff member will be participating in and fundraising for the annual Bowl for Kids Sake Bowl-a-thon. So here is the internal challenge: The Foundant employee who raises the most in donations will receive …     Continue Reading »

Chicago, Chicago! Foundant User Group Meeting

  Daren and I spent three busy days in Chicago last week.  We had great attendance for the first Chicago area Foundant GLM user group meeting, August 4th at Donors Forum: Aaron Spevacek, Strategic Philanthropy Cynthia Shirk, Shirk Family Foundation Diana Spencer, The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Gloria Dillard, American Osteopathic Association Mike Doyle, University YMCA Jacqui Lara, The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Many …     Continue Reading »

Sandhill Crane Family Pics

A few nights ago I took these pics of the sandhill crane family that have taken up residence in the wetland field behind our house. These very large birds (3 -4 feet high and up to a 5 foot wing span) mate for life and provide many evenings of entertainment this time of year. In the spring, we watched as the pair performed their fabulous …     Continue Reading »

The Meaning of Community

The new Foundant online community is a “go-to place” for our clients, our partners and our employees to work together for the good of everyone. I’m very excited to participate as well as observe the organic growth sure to happen quickly. The word “community” has many meanings when you check www.dictionary.com  – The one that caught my eye and seemed applicable for the Foundant community is …     Continue Reading »