Inside Foundant – the Blog

Things You Really Need to Know, and How to Get There

The more experience I gain as the Manager of the Electronic Reporting Program at The Foundation Center, the better I genuinely understand burning questions that foundations grapple with on a daily basis. While the outside world may have misguided images of “ …enormously wealthy dudes, sitting around a table made from the rarest of tropical woods in a tastefully-appointed cloistered conference room, playing Jenga with …     Continue Reading »

You Fly, We Buy – August 2014: A Training Adventure in Montana

At Foundant, we strive to connect with our clients on a number of different levels. A large part of this means looking for multiple ways to meet with them in person and work on their expertise and interactions with the Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) software. As many of you may know, 2014 has marked our first year offering a unique training experience….located right here in …     Continue Reading »

Breaking Down Barriers and Solving Problems with Youth Philanthropy Connect

Why does Foundant support youth philanthropy? This question was posed to me many times during my attendance at the 2014 Youth Philanthropy Connect (YPC) conference. Generally my typical response is that, at Foundant, we feel the next generations deserve a seat at the table. We have seen that they won’t disappoint if given that chance, and may even surprise their philanthropic partners with their insights. …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Newest Development Intern, Hendrick Haataja

This past year has been a whirlwind for me. I moved from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Montana in order to attend MSU as a freshman last fall. It was difficult to adjust at first, going from a town of barely seven hundred people to Bozeman’s thirty thousand plus was frightening. The wonderful natives have eased my transition—putting up with the quirks of being raised in …     Continue Reading »

Hollie Short – Foundant’s Newest Client Success Manager

I am so excited for the opportunity to be a part of our growing Client Success Manager (CSM) team!  I love working with our clients and can’t wait to build more relationships as I move into my new role.   I have thoroughly enjoyed working as the front line of our customer service department, getting to know some of our clients, and learning all sorts …     Continue Reading »