Inside Foundant – the Blog

Vacation in North Carolina

My family and I recently traveled the friendly skies to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was a much awaited vacation due to the long, wet, cold spring we have had in Bozeman. Fortunately, the weather in Bozeman has been ideal since we returned. My father-in-law has a house on the Albermarle Sound which is just across the bridge from the Outer Banks. We …     Continue Reading »

Skiing in June in Montana

Montana has strange weather.  It is not uncommon for us to talk about the weather because it tends to be so unconventional.  This year’s weather has been particularly unusual. As an example, I wanted to share my Father’s Day Adventure from last weekend.  I went skiing!  No, not water skiing but downhill, on natural snow, skiing. A friend of mine has made it a tradition …     Continue Reading »

Missouri River Camping Photos

Here are some photos from a recent camping trip near the Missouri River.  We’ve had a rainy, cold spring here in the mountains of Montana, so it was great to get outside for a warm, sunny weekend!  I posted just a few photos below but you can see more at the link here: http://www.flickr.com//photos/64178015@N02/sets/72157627006711702/show/

The Meaning of Community

The new Foundant online community is a “go-to place” for our clients, our partners and our employees to work together for the good of everyone. I’m very excited to participate as well as observe the organic growth sure to happen quickly. The word “community” has many meanings when you check www.dictionary.com  – The one that caught my eye and seemed applicable for the Foundant community is …     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 »