Inside Foundant – the Blog

Building a Philanthropic Culture at Foundant

One of the most appealing considerations as we contemplated starting Foundant was the fact that the company would be involved in the philanthropic community.  We’ve always felt fortunate to have the opportunity to work with individuals and organizations that are focused on improving their communities and our own philanthropic efforts are an important part of the culture we’re building at Foundant.  We’re still a small …     Continue Reading »

Continued Improvement in Product Development

We kicked off 2013 by releasing version 3.2.0 of Foundant GLM on January 2 – a great way to start the new year. This release, which came on the heels of a major release in December, included improvements to the look and feel of GLM, quite a few Idea Lab items submitted by our clients, and a handful of minor bug fixes.  We’re currently in …     Continue Reading »

From Snow to Sun – FPN 2013

What a great time of year to have the opportunity to come to Florida, from the snow and mountains to the sunshine and palm trees! On top of that a chance to connect and network with some of our great clients and others at the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) Statewide Summit on Philanthropy.  The networking at FPN gave members and sponsors a chance to hear …     Continue Reading »

Recognizing the Need for a Change

  Realizing you need to change the software you use to run your organization is rarely a “Houston, we have a problem…” type scenario.  It is really more of a “death by a million paper cuts” situation.  Losing 10 minutes here, 30 minutes there and having to make concessions on the quality of your work every day.  At Foundant, we regularly had discussions on whether …     Continue Reading »

Connecting with Clients and Cheering on Sharks in San Jose

Daren, Sammie and I just returned from 4 days at the Council on Foundations (COF) Family Philanthropy Conference in San Jose, CA. The conference provided a terrific opportunity to connect with many clients including Mara from the Morgan Family Foundation, Kim from the Leo M. Shortino Foundation, Annie with Frieda Fox, brand new client William Davidson Foundation and many others. In addition to attending sessions focused on technology, philanthropy and social networking, we joined many of …     Continue Reading »