Inside Foundant – the Blog

CommunitySuite: New Software, Same Values

Each and every Foundant team member has a copy of the list you see pictured above. These are our Core Values – and we strive to live by them each day that we walk through the door, logon from our remote office, pick up the phone to talk to a client, or interact with one another. These values are what we set out to uphold …     Continue Reading »

Keep It Simple: Initiatives to Eliminate Busywork and Save Time

Most people agree that the traditional grant application process has been cumbersome and resource intensive for both grantmakers and the nonprofits seeking funds. Fortunately, based on self-awareness gained through honest and transparent conversations with grantees, many funders are rethinking their grant processes. Important initiatives like Project Streamline from Grants Managers Network (GMN) are providing further guidance and a framework of simple steps to make the …     Continue Reading »

Looking Back with Amazement – Happy New Year!

It’s that time of year again, when I get to sit down, take a break, and reflect on everything the last twelve months held for Foundant and send out a big thank you to our friends and everyone who supported us and continues to do so. Things move so fast these days that I’m always impressed when I get a chance to see the long …     Continue Reading »

We Don’t Have All the Answers

As much as we’d like to think we know everything (insert appropriate level of sarcasm here), we must admit that we are not all-knowing. Bummer! In all seriousness – we don’t have all the answers. That’s why our partnerships with grantmaker associations and philanthropic service providers are so valuable to us. These relationships allow us to “pick the brain” of people who really understand the …     Continue Reading »

Foundant Summit 2015: Great People, Coming Together to Learn

We’re still winding down from the emotional high of our recent Summit conference in Tempe, AZ. As I think back on the many factors that contributed to the success of the conference, it strikes me that it all really boils down to people connecting with other people to learn. In an age where we’re all forced to move faster and more efficiently through our personal …     Continue Reading »