Inside Foundant – the Blog

Key Learnings from Chicago Training

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been using Foundant for a little under a year.  So, while I think Foundant is easy to use and intuitive, there were definitely some details I needed more information on.  That’s why I attended the full day Foundant training session last week in Chicago. One of my organization’s primary funding focuses is the environment.  In fact, we started …     Continue Reading »

Foundant Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraising Challenge

  Each quarter, the employees of Foundant volunteer as a group to help a local community program.  We have chosen to support the Gallatin Valley Big Brother and Big Sisters program this fall.  Each staff member will be participating in and fundraising for the annual Bowl for Kids Sake Bowl-a-thon. So here is the internal challenge: The Foundant employee who raises the most in donations will receive …     Continue Reading »

Real People at the Seattle User Group

On October 4th I was lucky enough to attend the Foundant User Group meeting hosted in Seattle by Gloria Mayne and the Seattle International Foundation.  The week before the meeting I considered canceling….I am sure you know the story – grant paperwork needs to be finalized and checks are waiting to be mailed out, there are too many meetings on the calendar and the four …     Continue Reading »

Thanks for Joining us in San Francisco

Foundant hosted 12 clients in sunny San Francisco on Thursday, September 15th for a west coast user group / client training. Several Foundant staff were already in the Bay area for the Council on Foundations Conference for Community Foundations. At the culmination of that conference we switched gears to spend a day with the following clients: The Compton Foundation, Thomas J. Long Foundation, Petco, Kalliopeia, Leightman …     Continue Reading »

We need everyone’s point of view!

I was out in the back country of Montana recently with my nine year old son, Max, and I re-learned a lesson about focus.  Max has caught the photography bug from me and asked to use my camera to take a picture of a flower. He then asked me to take the same picture of the same flower to see how they compared.  When we uploaded …     Continue Reading »