Inside Foundant – the Blog

Learning About Education Foundations in Philly

  In early May I had the opportunity to go to Philadelphia and attend the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) National Conference as an exhibitor and sponsor. We decided to attend this conference to learn more about a new market segment for Foundant. Education foundations from all over the United States attended to network with peers and learn how to become stronger foundations, giving more …     Continue Reading »

Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference

I recently had the opportunity of attending the Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference at the Disneyland Resort in California. The conference is hosted by one of our client’s, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and Foundant is a proud sponsor. The conference is youth-led and a great way for youth involved in philanthropy to connect and learn through a peer network. The conference schedule included two keynote speakers …     Continue Reading »

GMN Proves to be a Great Opportunity to Connect

The Grants Managers Network (GMN) Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida proved to be a great time to connect with other colleagues in the field of grant making from around the country. There were many great sessions ranging from topics like “Digital Storytelling” to “Online Board Books.” The highlight of the conference was time spent with current and potential Foundant users. The dine around was a …     Continue Reading »

Foundant’s 5th Annual Trip to the GMN Conference

I just returned from my fifth annual trip to the Grants Managers Network (GMN) Annual Conference, held this year in St. Petersburg, FL. As always, I had a great trip! The first three GMN conferences I attended were in Chicago, Denver and Seattle. While these are all great places to visit, I get really excited about heading south in March after our long, cold Montana …     Continue Reading »

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 »