Inside Foundant – the Blog

We Don’t Have All the Answers

Daren Nordhagen, Foundant President

Daren Nordhagen is the President of Foundant Technologies

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 core of the philanthropic community.

Grantmaker Associations provide valuable resources to grantmakers and offer us the opportunity to be part of those resources and the conversations surrounding them. For instance, we recently hosted a webinar with Exponent Philanthropy as part of our partnership. We used Exponent Philanthropy’s 10-Minute Impact Assessment Guide as a framework for discussing Five Key Behaviors for Greater Impact.

Our partnership with Foundation Center allows our clients to easily report their data and, in return, receive free access to advanced charting and mapping tools for analysis of their giving trends. To help grantmakers understand how participation in the Get on the Map program can help their granting programs, Foundation Center recently hosted a How Foundant Can Help you Get on the Map webinar in partnership with us at Foundant.

These webinars are just two examples of the kinds of valuable outcomes our partnerships produce. We love knowing that we’re not just providing helpful software, but helping to create educational resources as well.

I’ve provided links to the recordings of these webinars and I hope you’ll take some time to view one or both of them.

How Foundant can help you Get on the Map Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern

Five Key Behaviors for Greater Impact (link) Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern

Foundant Partnerships: Foundation CenterFoundant Partnerships: Exponent Philanthropy