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Are You Prepared for Philanthropy’s Common Transition Points?

Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s, PhilanthroFiles | May 14, 2014 | By Hanh Le Your philanthropic journey is sure to be a remarkable one: often cyclical, rarely linear, and greatly shaped by your particular circumstances. Are you prepared to navigate the twists and turns that are sure to arise over time? Our nearly two decades of experience working with, listening to, and observing philanthropists with few …     Continue Reading »

Connecting, Recharging, and Revisiting Our Goals: Foundant Midyear Planning Meetings

We just finished our midyear planning meetings and I wanted to share a few highlights with all the members of our Foundant community. If you remember last year’s recap, our summer meetings tend to be more about professional growth and team building than the more serious business planning that we perform in our annual kickoff meetings each January. The cultural component of the meetings was …     Continue Reading »

Crowdsourcing, Transparency, & Training: Using Webinars to Increase Accessibility & Accountability

I manage a newer grant program at the Ohio History Connection (formerly, the Ohio Historical Society), which is funded in a relatively novel way. The grant program is called the History Fund. It is supported by donations Ohioans make to the Ohio History Connection through their state tax returns. In 2013, if you were an Ohio taxpayer due to receive a state tax refund, you …     Continue Reading »

Reflections on Spring User Groups

We’ve wrapped up our 3 week trip across the U.S. holding User Groups in many major cities. We always enjoy working with clients and teaching them about the new features and workflows in the system. What’s even more valuable is hearing the ever changing needs of our clients. We had lots of great feedback over the last 3 weeks and the best news is most …     Continue Reading »

Intern Adventures in the Japanese Business World

Written by Katrina Wilhelm, Foundant Marketing Intern I recently got the opportunity to spend about 4 weeks in Japan interning with a company called Starzen Co. While in Japan I spent a lot of time learning about Japanese business practices as well as learning about the company and the industry they are part of. I was also able to spend some time learning about the Japanese …     Continue Reading »