Inside Foundant – the Blog

Connecting with Clients and Cheering on Sharks in San Jose

Daren, Sammie and I just returned from 4 days at the Council on Foundations (COF) Family Philanthropy Conference in San Jose, CA. The conference provided a terrific opportunity to connect with many clients including Mara from the Morgan Family Foundation, Kim from the Leo M. Shortino Foundation, Annie with Frieda Fox, brand new client William Davidson Foundation and many others. In addition to attending sessions focused on technology, philanthropy and social networking, we joined many of …     Continue Reading »

Thanks for Joining us in San Francisco

Foundant hosted 12 clients in sunny San Francisco on Thursday, September 15th for a west coast user group / client training. Several Foundant staff were already in the Bay area for the Council on Foundations Conference for Community Foundations. At the culmination of that conference we switched gears to spend a day with the following clients: The Compton Foundation, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Petco, Kalliopeia, Leightman …     Continue Reading »

Grantmaking in the 90’s

OK, I realize I am dating myself – but the things that technology can do these days continue to astound me. You see, twenty years ago I began my career as a development director for a non-profit. I remember, all too well, when submitting a single grant proposal was a monumental effort for a fledging non-profit.  It often entailed: –          Calling a foundation to request …     Continue Reading »

Where in the world…???

The Foundant water bottle gets around. It was recently sighted in Machu Picchu, Peru. Rumor has it, the bottle accompanied Megan Dahl and her family for four days on the Inca Trail, crossing over mountain passes of 14,000 feet, before landing at the famed awe-inspiring Inca Ruins.