Inside Foundant – the Blog

A Formula for Achieving Impact

Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s PhilanthroFiles – June 1, 2015.  Remember the first time you were asked to speak in front of an audience? Probably you were inclined to decline. Perhaps you thought you would embarrass yourself somehow. You were likely a bit frightened to step into the limelight. You eventually said yes, though. Accepting the invitation to make more of an impact with your grantmaking …     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 »

Notes from a Young Foundation

When friends in our small town ask what I’ve been doing lately, it’s hard to know where to begin. I work for a brand-new, 60 year old foundation. The roots of the Fauquier Health Foundation stretch to the 1950s. That makes us one of the older charitable organizations in this largely rural community near the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Begun through the efforts …     Continue Reading »

Making Connections and Having Fun at the North Carolina Meet-Up

Many of you know it doesn’t take much work to convince me to take trips away from Montana in January. I love my home state, but our winters are long so I like to go exploring early each year. When one of my buddies suggested that we finally take our long dreamed of trip to watch college basketball on Tobacco Road, I eagerly jumped at …     Continue Reading »

Foundant Summit: A Client Perspective

As you are probably aware by now, plans for Foundant Summit 2015 are well under way. However, if you haven’t attended one of our Summit events in the past, you may not be aware of the less obvious benefits they can provide. Of course, the opportunity to train in the GLM system with your CSM or ask questions and provide feedback to our development team are …     Continue Reading »