Inside Foundant – the Blog

3 Tips for Measuring Impact

About Mark Larimer Over the last 10 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with over 1,000 funders. A couple of months ago, I had the privilege of sharing some of what we’ve learned during that time with the Exponent Philanthropy audience on Philanthrophiles through a blog titled From Our Work with 1,000 Funders: 3 Tips for Measuring Impact. This is definitely a hot topic right …     Continue Reading »

Outcomes: Making Future Grantmaking Better

Defining success in grantmaking has been a topic of discussion in nonprofit circles for many years. Recently, it has become the hot topic in philanthropic circles. While most grantmakers can agree that helping grantees achieve success with their projects is a key objective, the biggest obstacle is often open communication about results is often limited. Learning from both failures and successes is important to improving …     Continue Reading »

Our Clients’ Support Means the World to Us

With the GLM 5.0 release a couple of weeks ago, some of its problems that needed to be worked out, and with Summit 2015 next week, things are well beyond busy at Foundant these days. To say our team is stressed would be a profound understatement. Long hours, short conversations and tight smiles are the norm this week. It has been a very “Un-Foundant”-like environment. Except …     Continue Reading »

What Makes a Business Successful?

  Recently, Foundant was included in two highly coveted lists highlighting excellence in two very different categories. In September, we were placed at number 3,021 on the Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. Just today, we were listed at number 35 in Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We are undoubtedly proud of …     Continue Reading »

Breaking Down Barriers and Solving Problems with Youth Philanthropy Connect

Why does Foundant support youth philanthropy? This question was posed to me many times during my attendance at the 2014 Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) conference. Generally my typical response is that, at Foundant, we feel the next generations deserve a seat at the table. We have seen that they won’t disappoint if given that chance, and may even surprise their philanthropic partners with their insights. …     Continue Reading »