Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Our Culture of Customer First

Reflecting on the 2013 ASF conference in Albuquerque, NM several similar situations occurred that fill me with immense pride. ASF employees, board members, new prospects, other vendors and even our competitors, separately commented on the relationship we have with our customer base. Our customers have been called “rabid fans”, “cult like” and “your best salespeople.” I think sometimes we take this for granted, when it …     Continue Reading »

The Countdown to 500 Clients!

We are getting excited here at Foundant because this summer, we will be counting down to client number 500! It wasn’t long ago when we dreamt of reaching the milestone of our 500th customer. The idea seemed so far away and our expectation was that Foundant will have “finally arrived” once we had so many clients. Flash forward to present day and we realize that, …     Continue Reading »

Negotiating your contracts with software vendors

From my previous blog on buying software, I highlighted the three most important questions you need to ask yourself before you begin to evaluate software (or any purchase). What did we actually NEED to run our organization better? What could we AFFORD to spend to gain these efficiencies? WHAT WERE OUR EXPECTATIONS if we purchased the new software?   These questions become the basis of …     Continue Reading »

The three most important questions to ask yourself when buying software

“Features” are lucrative, promising an easier way to do everything!  After all, experience has shown us that software can do almost anything.  Have you ever used a universal remote?  That is as close to magic as I have ever seen.  Push one button and you are watching a movie, push a different one and you are watching TV without having to figure out the six remotes …     Continue Reading »