Inside Foundant – the Blog

The Next Big Thing

There is a lot of talk, across many diverse industries, about “big data.” But what does that really mean? It’s really nothing more than what it sounds like, data – and a lot of it. The real value is in the information and insight it can provide, if it is used properly. The philanthropic community has accumulated massive amounts of data over time and, while …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Marketing Intern – Katrina Wilhelm

Growing up in small towns in rural North and South Dakota, and Montana I quickly learned the value of community. Even though I lived in three different states, the general attitude of the people is very warm and welcoming. In small rural towns, community and family foundations are a cornerstone of the area. I always loved going to the different fundraising events that these organizations …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Marketing Communications Manager – Kristin Laird

I am originally from Anchorage, where my dad was the Dean of Rural Education for the University of Alaska and my mom was the director of Head Start. My dad wrote hundreds of grants for furthering education programs in the Alaskan “bush,” where many tribes at that time were in very remote locations with no access to public schooling. My parents retired in Whitefish, Montana …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Development Intern – Nick Lapp

As a freshman at Montana State University, I never expected to have the opportunity to do work as meaningful as the work I do at Foundant. Nevertheless, I was lucky enough to get a job assisting the data migration team in September, and I’ve loved the past few months. This is a fantastic company. Every day I am faced with new challenges, and problem solving …     Continue Reading »

Meet Foundant’s Newest Client Success Manager – Andy Kessenich

As a Practice Manager working for multiple outpatient healthcare clinics over the years, I’ve facilitated and trained doctors and staff as they move from paper charts to online, paperless Electronic Health Record systems. Helping others to do good when it comes to their daily, information technology workflow needs within a healthcare setting became one of the most rewarding parts of my job. It seemed a …     Continue Reading »