Inside Foundant – the Blog

Negotiating your contracts with software vendors

From my previous blog on buying software, I highlighted the three most important questions you need to ask yourself before you begin to evaluate software (or any purchase). What did we actually NEED to run our organization better? What could we AFFORD to spend to gain these efficiencies? WHAT WERE OUR EXPECTATIONS if we purchased the new software?   These questions become the basis of …     Continue Reading »

An Inside Look at Foundant

After four years as a very happy customer I made the trek to Bozeman, Montana last week to start work as Foundant’s newest employee. Here are a few things I learned on the trip: The Foundant staff is a talented bunch. Who knew that Daren can operate heavy equipment, Grant built his own house, Betty was a competitive skier, and Chris Dahl can flip a slipper …     Continue Reading »

Looking towards the future at the Boston and NYC User Groups

I love traveling to Boston and New York to “work” with our amazing clients. I just wrapped up the first 2013 User Groups on the East Coast and want to give a big thanks to everyone for attending. We had some great feedback on what is working in the system and some suggestions on what could make it better, along with smiling faces after showing our new …     Continue Reading »

New Software, New Learning Experiences

At the beginning of March I traveled to Dallas, Texas, to be trained on our new, internal, customer relationship management (CRM) software.  At the time, we were about 3 months into using this new software. We recognized we needed more information and training to make full use of our software purchase. While in Dallas, I spent 4 full days working with a trainer and other …     Continue Reading »

Clients Take Over at Chicago User Group!

I love it when our clients step up and share their successes using GLM! During last week’s Chicago Area User Group meeting, Daren Nordhagen, Foundant’s President, presented and demoed some new features of GLM Reports. During his demo, one of our clients and friends, Jacqui Lara from the McGowan Charitable Fund, requested to take over his computer and show the McGowan site. This was the …     Continue Reading »