Inside Foundant – the Blog

Meet Sammie Holzwarth – Foundant’s New Product Implementation Engineer!

Sammie Holzwarth has been with Foundant for three years. Starting as an intern, she moved to the Client Success Manager (CSM) role after college. She has loved building relationships with clients, hearing about all of the great things the different foundations are doing, and the changing work from one client to another. After implementing more than 100 clients in Foundant GLM, Sammie is taking her product …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Newest Software Developer – Shannon Stubsten

Γεια σας, επιτρέψτε μου να συστηθώ. (Hello, allow me to introduce myself.) No, I really can’t speak or write in Greek, but I was born there, in Athens. When I was about two years old my family moved back to the United States. Apparently at that age I was able to speak more Greek than English but I am sure that quickly changed. Both my …     Continue Reading »

Learning to Simplify

By Bridget Wilkinson With each new career pursued in a lifetime, there is usually a steep learning curve. Last September, I was hired as the first Foundation Manager of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF). The BACF was formed in 2003 to serve both donors and nonprofits in the Bozeman area. BACF strives to nurture a culture of philanthropy by building and stewarding permanent community …     Continue Reading »

A Framework to Communicate Philanthropy

  (Jeannine Corey is director of grants information management at the Foundation Center. A version of this post also appears on the GuideStar blog and Philanthropy News Digest.) Language allows us to communicate complex ideas and acquire information using an agreed-on structure and process. Variations in language around the globe increase the level of effort needed to communicate with people across borders, but it’s not impossible if you …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Marketing Intern – Katrina Wilhelm

Growing up in small towns in rural North and South Dakota, and Montana I quickly learned the value of community. Even though I lived in three different states, the general attitude of the people is very warm and welcoming. In small rural towns, community and family foundations are a cornerstone of the area. I always loved going to the different fundraising events that these organizations …     Continue Reading »