Inside Foundant – the Blog

Meet Foundant’s Newest Development Intern, Hendrick Haataja

This past year has been a whirlwind for me. I moved from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Montana in order to attend MSU as a freshman last fall. It was difficult to adjust at first, going from a town of barely seven hundred people to Bozeman’s thirty thousand plus was frightening. The wonderful natives have eased my transition—putting up with the quirks of being raised in …     Continue Reading »

Hollie Short – Foundant’s Newest Client Success Manager

I am so excited for the opportunity to be a part of our growing Client Success Manager (CSM) team!  I love working with our clients and can’t wait to build more relationships as I move into my new role.   I have thoroughly enjoyed working as the front line of our customer service department, getting to know some of our clients, and learning all sorts …     Continue Reading »

And the MVPs for Q2 2014 are….

The Foundant management team (better known as “The Big Wigs”) implemented an MVP program at the beginning of the year as a way to recognize team members that not only perform exceptionally in their day-to-day responsibilities, but find additional ways to go above and beyond to add value to the company and our clients. We just awarded our MVPs for Q2 2014 and will now …     Continue Reading »

Are You Prepared for Philanthropy’s Common Transition Points?

Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s, PhilanthroFiles | May 14, 2014 | By Hanh Le Your philanthropic journey is sure to be a remarkable one: often cyclical, rarely linear, and greatly shaped by your particular circumstances. Are you prepared to navigate the twists and turns that are sure to arise over time? Our nearly two decades of experience working with, listening to, and observing philanthropists with few …     Continue Reading »

Crowdsourcing, Transparency, & Training: Using Webinars to Increase Accessibility & Accountability

I manage a newer grant program at the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society), which is funded in a relatively novel way. The grant program is called the History Fund. It is supported by donations Ohioans make to the Ohio History Connection through their state tax returns. In 2013, if you were an Ohio taxpayer due to receive a state tax refund, you …     Continue Reading »