Inside Foundant – the Blog

A Formula for Achieving Impact

Originally posted on Exponent Philanthropy’s PhilanthroFiles – June 1, 2015.  Remember the first time you were asked to speak in front of an audience? Probably you were inclined to decline. Perhaps you thought you would embarrass yourself somehow. You were likely a bit frightened to step into the limelight. You eventually said yes, though. Accepting the invitation to make more of an impact with your grantmaking …     Continue Reading »

What the heck is “The Cloud?”

By Chris Dahl, Foundant VP of Technology If “The Cloud” is confusing to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The concept of our work, our pictures, and our data floating around in a misty cotton ball somewhere is confusing to many people and, to some, it’s downright scary. But it doesn’t have to be. I came across a post on Mashable recently that gave some …     Continue Reading »

Marketo Summit Takeaways: You #Inspire Me!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Marketo Summit in San Francisco with my Foundant marketing friends, Kristin Laird (Marketing Communication Manager) and Darah Moore (Events Coordinator). Marketo is the marketing automation software we use to send you our Foundant Connections newsletter, invitations to events, email notifications on upcoming releases, and more. I know each of you open your email every morning excited to …     Continue Reading »

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 »