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Smart Management: The Innovation the Grantmaking Process Needs

Originally posted on Glasspockets February 17, 2016. (Beth Simone Noveck is director of the Governance Lab and a former U.S. deputy chief technology officer.  Andrew Young is associate director of research for the Governance Lab.  A version of this blog post first appeared in Governing.)        The way governments and many philanthropic institutions give out money to solve problems is stuck in the past. …     Continue Reading »

Building Relationships in an IT World

Over the last year Foundant has had the joy of growing our client base, but with client growth comes the need for more employees to support those great clients. Last year we outgrew our location and had to split into two buildings while our new location was under construction. Being in two buildings created a whole new level of IT needs. So, what do you …     Continue Reading »

What the heck is “The Cloud?”

By Chris Dahl, Foundant VP of Technology If “The Cloud” is confusing to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The concept of our work, our pictures, and our data floating around in a misty cotton ball somewhere is confusing to many people and, to some, it’s downright scary. But it doesn’t have to be. I came across a post on Mashable recently that gave some …     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 »

Moving Forward

This year our organization took a step forward in its grantmaking practices by implementing the use of electronic grant agreements. I’d heard about electronic grant agreements at Grant Managers Network conferences and through discussions on GMN’s online community. Having successfully transitioned to online grantmaking in 2011 via Foundant Technologies, I felt confident in being able to implement this change and that our grant partners would …     Continue Reading »