Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

Gearing Up for the 2nd Half of 2011

Every six months we take the time to step back from our day-to-day jobs to reflect on our results and plan for the future.  We just completed our latest mid-year planning session, and I wanted to share some of the results with all of our clients since you’re such an important part of our team. As we look back on the past 6 months we …     Continue Reading »