Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Communication is Key

Communication is something we try to focus on and continually improve. In an effort to communicate what’s being released, we take a number of steps to ensure all our clients know what’s new in the software. Here are the ways we get the word out: Release Notes and a summary of the release, including which Idea Lab items have been incorporated, are emailed to the …     Continue Reading »

GMN Proves to be a Great Opportunity to Connect

The Grants Managers Network (GMN) Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida proved to be a great time to connect with other colleagues in the field of grant making from around the country. There were many great sessions ranging from topics like “Digital Storytelling” to “Online Board Books.” The highlight of the conference was time spent with current and potential Foundant users. The dine around was a …     Continue Reading »

Foundant’s 5th Annual Trip to the GMN Conference

I just returned from my fifth annual trip to the Grants Managers Network (GMN) Annual Conference, held this year in St. Petersburg, FL. As always, I had a great trip! The first three GMN conferences I attended were in Chicago, Denver and Seattle. While these are all great places to visit, I get really excited about heading south in March after our long, cold Montana …     Continue Reading »