Inside Foundant – the Blog

Introducing Our Two Newest Team Members: Shana Keilson and Andrew Sample

Shana: I was born and raised in Boulder, CO and hauled my multiple bikes and skis out to Montana to study at MSU. Seven years later (sorry Mom and Dad), I finally graduated with a degree in Business, focusing on Information Systems, and I’ve truly established myself here in Bozeman. The outdoor activities and opportunities are unparalleled, and when I’m not at work, you can …     Continue Reading »

SPARK Talks, Team Building, and Foundations 101: 2015 Foundant Mid-Year Planning Meetings

  We just completed our annual mid-year meetings and I wanted to share the experience with our community of friends. We focus on culture and learning during these annual meetings, and I’m very excited about the progress we made on both fronts this year. Our all-staff meetings are always a good reminder of how much we’ve grown over the past couple years, and it was …     Continue Reading »

Finding Inspiration and Purpose on a Local Foundation Board

Our local community foundation, Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF), is a Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) user. (Grant Lifecycle Manager is Foundant’s software product to help grantmakers move online.) This past March the BACF invited me to serve on their grants committee. This was my first experience as a GLM user in the “real world” although I have been selling GLM to grantmakers in the United …     Continue Reading »

6 Ways to Champion Change From the Inside Out

By Ruth Masterson, Exponent Philanthropy  Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s blog, PhilanthroFiles  Do you want to catalyze change at your foundation? Perhaps you want to improve board dynamics, refine your mission, or implement new technology. Many forces can initiate change, and here we explore how your fellow trustees and staff champion change successfully from the inside out. Every situation is different, of course, and we encourage you to use these ideas not as …     Continue Reading »

You Fly, We Buy June 2015: Kickin’ it with Clients

You Fly, We Buy is a special time for us here at Foundant. It’s not just about training in the software, or clients connecting with the Client Services and Development teams, it’s also about the fact that when clients come to Bozeman, they get to see what our lives are like. They get to understand why we choose to live in a place that often drops …     Continue Reading »