Inside Foundant – the Blog

You Fly, We Buy – August 2014: A Training Adventure in Montana

At Foundant, we strive to connect with our clients on a number of different levels. A large part of this means looking for multiple ways to meet with them in person and work on their expertise and interactions with the Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) software. As many of you may know, 2014 has marked our first year offering a unique training experience….located right here in …     Continue Reading »

Crowdsourcing, Transparency, & Training: Using Webinars to Increase Accessibility & Accountability

I manage a newer grant program at the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society), which is funded in a relatively novel way. The grant program is called the History Fund. It is supported by donations Ohioans make to the Ohio History Connection through their state tax returns. In 2013, if you were an Ohio taxpayer due to receive a state tax refund, you …     Continue Reading »

Reflections on Spring User Groups

We’ve wrapped up our 3 week trip across the U.S. holding User Groups in many major cities. We always enjoy working with clients and teaching them about the new features and workflows in the system. What’s even more valuable is hearing the ever changing needs of our clients. We had lots of great feedback over the last 3 weeks and the best news is most …     Continue Reading »

Getting Reacquainted at the May 2014 User Groups

Many of you have probably heard me mention that one of the personal downsides of Foundant’s growth is that I spend so much less time getting to know the people that use our software. In our earliest days I spent my days selling, training, and supporting our small number of clients and developed some great personal relationships. Now that we have specialists and experts for …     Continue Reading »

Learning to Simplify

By Bridget Wilkinson With each new career pursued in a lifetime, there is usually a steep learning curve. Last September, I was hired as the first Foundation Manager of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF). The BACF was formed in 2003 to serve both donors and nonprofits in the Bozeman area. BACF strives to nurture a culture of philanthropy by building and stewarding permanent community …     Continue Reading »