Inside Foundant – the Blog

The three most important questions to ask yourself when buying software

“Features” are lucrative, promising an easier way to do everything!  After all, experience has shown us that software can do almost anything.  Have you ever used a universal remote?  That is as close to magic as I have ever seen.  Push one button and you are watching a movie, push a different one and you are watching TV without having to figure out the six remotes …     Continue Reading »

Recognizing the Need for a Change

  Realizing you need to change the software you use to run your organization is rarely a “Houston, we have a problem…” type scenario.  It is really more of a “death by a million paper cuts” situation.  Losing 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there and having to make concessions on the quality of your work every day.  At Foundant, we regularly had discussions on whether …     Continue Reading »

Foundant goes on a software buying adventure

Yes, we’re a software company, but we rely on a bunch of existing pieces of software to run our own business. From sales software, to support, to marketing and project management, we’ve grown out of our old clothes and need to go shopping for ones that fit us better. Let me tell you, it’s been eye-opening and not so easy, but it is never easy …     Continue Reading »

A Helpful Report for Grantmakers

Our partner, GuideStar, created a great report that reviews the steps grantors and contributors must take to comply with revised requirements published in IRS Revenue Procedure 2011-33. The GuideStar report, “New Rules for Grantmakers and Donors: An Overview for Private Foundations, Organizations Sponsoring Donor-Advised Funds, and Donors” outlines the importance of documenting this research; discusses the consequences of failing to follow the new IRS rules; and provides …     Continue Reading »

FIMS, Scholarships, & Multiple Grant Programs with Foundant GLM

One of the most rewarding things about working with Foundant clients is their willingness to share their knowledge with us and our other clients.  Back in October, we hosted a customer panel webinar made up of community foundation customers.  Darren Penoyer, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, discussed running multiple grant programs with Foundant GLM.  Anne Douglas, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, shared how Foundant GLM streamlines …     Continue Reading »