Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Welcome Kris Thorson to Client Services

I am new to client services and am looking forward to working with the great customers at Foundant, existing and future. My path to the software industry has been an interesting one.  After graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University I spent many years in the construction and manufacturing industries.  This work consisted of building various products and helping overcome obstacles. …     Continue Reading »

From R&D – Through the Looking Glass

Remember your first flight? Whether or not we admit it, for most of us, it was probably interesting, if not exciting. And if the plane left on time, arrived on time, and your luggage made it, you were probably happy. The more often we fly, though, the more we notice little things that are annoying – lengthy check-in processes, less leg room, various surcharges, etc. …     Continue Reading »

Are You Experienced?

Jimi Hendrix and I were both in Monterey in 1967 (unfortunately I missed the show) and I thought I’d borrow the title of his debut record album for my debut blog posting to the Foundant Community. Granted, my interest in “experience” probably differs a bit from that of Mr. Hendrix. In my new role as VP of Customer Experience, my focus is on understanding and improving all …     Continue Reading »

Chicago, Chicago! Foundant User Group Meeting

  Daren and I spent three busy days in Chicago last week.  We had great attendance for the first Chicago area Foundant GLM user group meeting, August 4th at Donors Forum: Aaron Spevacek, Strategic Philanthropy Cynthia Shirk, Shirk Family Foundation Diana Spencer, The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Gloria Dillard, American Osteopathic Association Mike Doyle, University YMCA Jacqui Lara, The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Many …     Continue Reading »