Inside Foundant – the Blog

From R&D – Through the Looking Glass

Remember your first flight? Whether or not we admit it, for most of us, it was probably interesting, if not exciting. And if the plane left on time, arrived on time, and your luggage made it, you were probably happy. The more often we fly, though, the more we notice little things that are annoying – lengthy check-in processes, less leg room, various surcharges, etc. …     Continue Reading »

Adventures in Reporting

As the Lead Software Engineer for Foundant, I’m pleased that the release of Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) 2.1 and the addition of new question types to evaluation forms brought about a long overdue reworking of a lot of data and its core model in the deep nether regions of GLM. These changes and additions are complex and involved, but also incredibly helpful in simplifying …     Continue Reading »

Grantmaking in the 90’s

OK, I realize I am dating myself – but the things that technology can do these days continue to astound me. You see, twenty years ago I began my career as a development director for a non-profit. I remember, all too well, when submitting a single grant proposal was a monumental effort for a fledging non-profit.  It often entailed: –          Calling a foundation to request …     Continue Reading »