Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

The Next Big Thing

There is a lot of talk, across many diverse industries, about “big data.” But what does that really mean? It’s really nothing more than what it sounds like, data – and a lot of it. The real value is in the information and insight it can provide, if it is used properly. The philanthropic community has accumulated massive amounts of data over time and, while …     Continue Reading »

Continuous improvement … continuous improvement … continuous improvement … And 500 customers!

I’m not sure if I’ve used an exclamation point in a post before, but it’s definitely exciting to realize we’re approaching our 500th customer. From where I sit, though, what’s even more exciting is the value we are able to deliver to existing customers, to new customers, and to our internal teams. And I believe we are continuing to deliver more value, quicker than ever …     Continue Reading »

Continued Improvement in Product Development

We kicked off 2013 by releasing version 3.2.0 of Foundant GLM on January 2 – a great way to start the new year. This release, which came on the heels of a major release in December, included improvements to the look and feel of GLM, quite a few Idea Lab items submitted by our clients, and a handful of minor bug fixes.  We’re currently in …     Continue Reading »

Summary of Recent Trainings

Regional Trainings have turned out to be an amazing forum for clients to learn from Foundant and their peers. One thing I’m not sure many clients understand is the amount of information Foundant takes away from our interaction with clients at these trainings. We come away with ideas for new tools and product features to develop along with enhancements to current features and work flows. Our development of new features has slowed in …     Continue Reading »