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Philanthropy Lessons: A Project in Wisdom, Power, and Possibility

Last week we shared The Power Dynamic – just one of the Philanthropy Lessons videos in Exponent Philanthropy’s new series. But we wanted to revisit the entire series this week for a couple of reasons. First, they’re a fantastic resource for both grantmaking and grantseeking organizations and we hope they continue to be shared widely. Second, we wanted to give kudos to all of the …     Continue Reading »

Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic

This February, our partners at Exponent Philanthropy released “Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic,” a video in its 9-part Philanthropy Lessons video series and campaign: Philanthropy Lessons is produced by Exponent Philanthropy to share words of wisdom from some of the industry’s most inspirational funders—including many Foundant clients—about what they’ve learned throughout their philanthropic careers. “Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic” explored the dynamics of grantee-grantor relationships and how …     Continue Reading »

Smart Management: The Innovation the Grantmaking Process Needs

Originally posted on Glasspockets February 17, 2016. (Beth Simone Noveck is director of the Governance Lab and a former U.S. deputy chief technology officer.  Andrew Young is associate director of research for the Governance Lab.  A version of this blog post first appeared in Governing.)        The way governments and many philanthropic institutions give out money to solve problems is stuck in the past. …     Continue Reading »

The Foundant Culture: In our own words

What makes a business successful? That’s the question Mark Larimer, Foundant VP of Marketing and Client Success asked in his blog about this time last year after Foundant was listed as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Company and an Outside Magazine Best Company to Work For. Both of these lists are impressive for a tech start-up residing in Bozeman, MT – but, in …     Continue Reading »

Good Happening in Real-Time

By Kristin Laird, Foundant Marketing Communications Manager Last month, Nick Combs and I had the opportunity to attend the Humanities Montana Fall 2015 Board Meeting. I must admit, I had no idea what to expect when heading off on this Foundant Field Trip. First of all, what is a humanities foundation? I had some vague idea that they support “the human experience.” But what exactly …     Continue Reading »