Inside Foundant – the Blog

Adventures in Reporting

As the Lead Software Engineer for Foundant, I’m pleased that the release of Foundant Grant Lifecycle Manager (GLM) 2.1 and the addition of new question types to evaluation forms brought about a long overdue reworking of a lot of data and its core model in the deep nether regions of GLM. These changes and additions are complex and involved, but also incredibly helpful in simplifying …     Continue Reading »

Missouri River Camping Photos

Here are some photos from a recent camping trip near the Missouri River.  We’ve had a rainy, cold spring here in the mountains of Montana, so it was great to get outside for a warm, sunny weekend!  I posted just a few photos below but you can see more at the link here: http://www.flickr.com//photos/64178015@N02/sets/72157627006711702/show/

Writing Code; Making a Difference

Growing up, I never envisioned I’d be working with computers every day. There were only a few of them in my high school, and the idea of sitting at one all day was not appealing. I grew up working on my family’s ranch (see photos below), and having spent a lot of time outdoors, I was more interested in work that kept me out of …     Continue Reading »

The Meaning of Community

The new Foundant online community is a “go-to place” for our clients, our partners and our employees to work together for the good of everyone. I’m very excited to participate as well as observe the organic growth sure to happen quickly. The word “community” has many meanings when you check www.dictionary.com  – The one that caught my eye and seemed applicable for the Foundant community is …     Continue Reading »

Grantmaking in the 90’s

OK, I realize I am dating myself – but the things that technology can do these days continue to astound me. You see, twenty years ago I began my career as a development director for a non-profit. I remember, all too well, when submitting a single grant proposal was a monumental effort for a fledging non-profit.  It often entailed: –          Calling a foundation to request …     Continue Reading »