Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Foundant Welcomes Tiffany Maierle

After being out of the corporate world for a few years, I’m excited to be getting back to my roots of Marketing with a focus on Customer Care and Events. After graduating from Montana State University in Bozeman, I was lucky to be hired by a local software company and worked in their marketing department. I then had the opportunity to lead a direct sales …     Continue Reading »

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 »