Inside Foundant – the Blog

We Don’t Have All the Answers

As much as we’d like to think we know everything (insert appropriate level of sarcasm here), we must admit that we are not all-knowing. Bummer! In all seriousness – we don’t have all the answers. That’s why our partnerships with grantmaker associations and philanthropic service providers are so valuable to us. These relationships allow us to “pick the brain” of people who really understand the …     Continue Reading »

Foundant Summit 2015: Great People, Coming Together to Learn

We’re still winding down from the emotional high of our recent Summit conference in Tempe, AZ. As I think back on the many factors that contributed to the success of the conference, it strikes me that it all really boils down to people connecting with other people to learn. In an age where we’re all forced to move faster and more efficiently through our personal …     Continue Reading »

Our Clients’ Support Means the World to Us

With the GLM 5.0 release a couple of weeks ago, some of its problems that needed to be worked out, and with Summit 2015 next week, things are well beyond busy at Foundant these days. To say our team is stressed would be a profound understatement. Long hours, short conversations and tight smiles are the norm this week. It has been a very “Un-Foundant”-like environment. Except …     Continue Reading »

Meet Allison Bender – Foundant’s Newest Client Services Representative

I grew up in a town in Northern Idaho called St. Maries, and was lucky enough to come to the State of Montana for college. I can thank my college experiences, working at a rafting company in Glacier National Park in the summers, for cultivating my love for the outdoors. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work in two completely different industries in my time …     Continue Reading »

Notes from a Young Foundation

When friends in our small town ask what I’ve been doing lately, it’s hard to know where to begin. I work for a brand-new, 60 year old foundation. The roots of the Fauquier Health Foundation stretch to the 1950s. That makes us one of the older charitable organizations in this largely rural community near the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Begun through the efforts …     Continue Reading »