Inside Foundant – the Blog

Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference

I recently had the opportunity of attending the Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference at the Disneyland Resort in California. The conference is hosted by one of our client’s, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation and Foundant is a proud sponsor. The conference is youth-led and a great way for youth involved in philanthropy to connect and learn through a peer network. The conference schedule included two keynote speakers …     Continue Reading »

The Countdown to 500 Clients!

We are getting excited here at Foundant because this summer, we will be counting down to client number 500! It wasn’t long ago when we dreamt of reaching the milestone of our 500th customer. The idea seemed so far away and our expectation was that Foundant will have “finally arrived” once we had so many clients. Flash forward to present day and we realize that, …     Continue Reading »

Representing Business for Montana’s Outdoors

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC with a group of other local businesses representing an organization called Business for Montana’s Outdoors. We were part of a larger group of business leaders from several Western states meeting with various government representatives to discuss the value of public lands to our businesses. You might wonder why public lands and access to public …     Continue Reading »

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 »