Inside Foundant – the Blog

Celebrating Milestones and Planning for Bigger Things

Greetings everyone! I hope 2012 is off to a great start for you all. We just finished a great celebration and planning meeting so I wanted to share a recap with the friends in our community. Last weekend our entire team including families met at historic Chico Hot Springs for a dinner to celebrate the many achievements of the past year. It’s great to spend time with …     Continue Reading »

Lynsey Monaco Joins Foundant

After living in sunny Arizona for the past five years I decided it was time to get back to the Big Sky country and closer to family.  I was raised in the Big Hole Valley/Dillon, MT area and attended college at the University of Montana where I earned my degree in Business.  After graduation I made the move to Arizona and learned a lot about the corporate world while …     Continue Reading »

A Helpful Report for Grantmakers

Our partner, GuideStar, created a great report that reviews the steps grantors and contributors must take to comply with revised requirements published in IRS Revenue Procedure 2011-33. The GuideStar report, “New Rules for Grantmakers and Donors: An Overview for Private Foundations, Organizations Sponsoring Donor-Advised Funds, and Donors” outlines the importance of documenting this research; discusses the consequences of failing to follow the new IRS rules; and provides …     Continue Reading »

FIMS, Scholarships, & Multiple Grant Programs with Foundant GLM

One of the most rewarding things about working with Foundant clients is their willingness to share their knowledge with us and our other clients.  Back in October, we hosted a customer panel webinar made up of community foundation customers.  Darren Penoyer, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, discussed running multiple grant programs with Foundant GLM.  Anne Douglas, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, shared how Foundant GLM streamlines …     Continue Reading »

Summary of Recent Trainings

Regional Trainings have turned out to be an amazing forum for clients to learn from Foundant and their peers. One thing I’m not sure many clients understand is the amount of information Foundant takes away from our interaction with clients at these trainings. We come away with ideas for new tools and product features to develop along with enhancements to current features and work flows. Our development of new features has slowed in …     Continue Reading »