Inside Foundant – the Blog

Getting Reacquainted at the May 2014 User Groups

Many of you have probably heard me mention that one of the personal downsides of Foundant’s growth is that I spend so much less time getting to know the people that use our software. In our earliest days I spent my days selling, training, and supporting our small number of clients and developed some great personal relationships. Now that we have specialists and experts for …     Continue Reading »

The Next Big Thing

There is a lot of talk, across many diverse industries, about “big data.” But what does that really mean? It’s really nothing more than what it sounds like, data – and a lot of it. The real value is in the information and insight it can provide, if it is used properly. The philanthropic community has accumulated massive amounts of data over time and, while …     Continue Reading »

Working Hard and Reenergizing at Foundant

Company culture is something we think about constantly at Foundant and we spent a lot of time on this subject during our recently completed mid-year meetings. Coming from a rural, farm and ranch background, it’s taken me awhile to accept the fact that the solution to every problem is not always just to work harder. I now see that things like personal balance and team …     Continue Reading »

Representing Business for Montana’s Outdoors

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC with a group of other local businesses representing an organization called Business for Montana’s Outdoors. We were part of a larger group of business leaders from several Western states meeting with various government representatives to discuss the value of public lands to our businesses. You might wonder why public lands and access to public …     Continue Reading »

Foundant’s 5th Annual Trip to the GMN Conference

I just returned from my fifth annual trip to the Grants Managers Network (GMN) Annual Conference, held this year in St. Petersburg, FL. As always, I had a great trip! The first three GMN conferences I attended were in Chicago, Denver and Seattle. While these are all great places to visit, I get really excited about heading south in March after our long, cold Montana …     Continue Reading »