Inside Foundant – the Blog

Deep in the Heart of Texas… Learning and Networking

It’s been a couple weeks now since I returned home from my trip to San Antonio, Texas to attend the Grants Managers Network (GMN) Conference.  I’ve been attending these conferences for a couple of years now and always leave motivated to apply some of what I learned back at our foundation.  In fact, it was at a GMN conference years ago that I first learned …     Continue Reading »

Doing good since 1831 – The Union Benevolent Association

Greetings! I’ve been with Foundant for 5 months now and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that we have amazing clients! Many of you have very interesting and wonderful stories that we don’t want to keep to ourselves. So, each month we will choose a client to feature and share their story with the rest of the Foundant Community. This month, we’ve chosen The Union Benevolent Association which is one of the oldest charities in …     Continue Reading »

Key Learnings from Chicago Training

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been using Foundant for a little under a year.  So, while I think Foundant is easy to use and intuitive, there were definitely some details I needed more information on.  That’s why I attended the full day Foundant training session last week in Chicago. One of my organization’s primary funding focuses is the environment.  In fact, we started …     Continue Reading »

Real People at the Seattle User Group

On October 4th I was lucky enough to attend the Foundant User Group meeting hosted in Seattle by Gloria Mayne and the Seattle International Foundation.  The week before the meeting I considered canceling….I am sure you know the story – grant paperwork needs to be finalized and checks are waiting to be mailed out, there are too many meetings on the calendar and the four …     Continue Reading »