Inside Foundant – the Blog

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 »

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 »