Inside Foundant – the Blog

Hello, Customer Service? Are You There?

I recently received my annual family Christmas cards in the mail… sans picture. Yep, beautiful cards on amazing matte card stock with a festive tree and “Happy Holidays from the Laird Family”… no picture. This was a new company I used because (I’m ashamed to say) the price was simply lower and it seemed really easy. But, when I reached out to customer service… crickets. …     Continue Reading »

Supporting Your End Users

By Mark Larimer, Foundant Technologies Originally posted on Philanthrofiles | September 13, 2016 Support, aid, assist, champion, encourage… however you put it, to support = to help. This is a subject I’m pretty passionate about. In fact, exceptional client service and support is our top priority here at Foundant, and we hire employees with this in mind. We can always train someone to use our …     Continue Reading »

Should Grantmakers Move Online?

Online Grants and Scholarship Management vs. Online Applications Have you been considering online options for your grantmaking? If you answered “yes,” then you’re probably aware of all the options that are available. Everything from simple Google forms and spreadsheets to huge installed systems with all the “bells and whistles.” And all the information might seem overwhelming if you’re not sure of exactly what you need. The …     Continue Reading »

Meet Claus Schmidt – Foundant’s Senior Software Developer

Having been born in Germany and enjoying some of those years in the Bavarian Alps, I was duly impressed by the mountains of Montana. A friend of mine had moved with his family to Bozeman, and during my first visit I spent a week backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. While standing on the Continental Divide looking West at the seemingly endless mountain ranges, I knew that …     Continue Reading »

Youth Philanthropy Under the Big Sky

As a member of the Foundant team I have had the privilege of working with many grantmaking organizations, and hearing about all the great work they do. But of all the initiatives, I have always been drawn to organizations that run youth philanthropy programs. Youth philanthropy is a concept where grantmaking organizations give kids the ability to decide where a specific pool of grant money …     Continue Reading »