Inside Foundant – the Blog

Make No Mistake: Philanthropy Is About More Than Money

Reposted from PhilanthroFiles | Original Post: July 25, 2014 By Lauren Kotkin, Exponent Philanthropy What is the definition of “giving?” Has the term become synonymous with nothing but money – rather than giving of an individual’s time, talents and skills? And what about the word “philanthropy?” Has it, too, become indistinguishable from the giving of only money? Are philanthropy and giving just about money? ~e-Volunteerism, Volume …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Newest Client Services Intern – Patrick Zimny

Hello! I was raised mainly in Billings, MT, but was born in a small town outside of Minot, North Dakota. I am the youngest of three boys and I will be graduating college in May 2015. My college experience has been unique, but I have slowly found the path that I want to take into the future. I initially started out in architecture (I still …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Newest Client Services Intern, Sam Kern

I am currently a sophomore in computer science at Montana State University in Bozeman, and joined the Foundant team only three months ago. As a computer scientist, I love finding ways to make processes more efficient and effective. This is exactly what Foundant has done to the grantmaking process. I am lucky to have a job that allows me to actively problem solve, learn new …     Continue Reading »

Welcome to the Cactus League: Summit 2015

What do the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals have in common? They are both in this year’s World Series and they are both part of the “Cactus League” – 15 MLB teams that train in Arizona each spring. So, what does this have to do with you (or Foundant for that matter)? Foundant Summit 2015 in Tempe, AZ, that’s what!! Let’s take a …     Continue Reading »

Meet Riley Nordgaard, Foundant’s Newest Marketing Intern

Fresh from the plains of South Dakota, I find myself in Bozeman at Montana State University to pursue a degree in Business Finance and Computer Science. I am a Lady Bobcat and will compete on the MSU Women’s Basketball Team. Following a redshirt season this year due to NCAA regulations, I intend to take the floor for two complete seasons as a proud Bobcat basketball …     Continue Reading »