The Foundant Summit reminds me of the old sitcom Cheers. You remember the song? “Where everybody knows your name…”. Walking into Big Sky Resort and meeting Shelby, Foundant’s Marketing Manager and awesome wife of Daren, for the first time in person was like running into an old friend. As we met other Foundant team members for the first time in person, it was like Norm from Cheers being greeted. We just felt like we’d always been in the Foundant family.
The Summit provided lots of opportunities to learn and collaborate with the Foundant community. The breakout sessions gave us insight on how to better use the software. For example, we became aware of the Custom Print Packages that are available and now are looking to implement them at our foundation. Catherine, Mildred, and I also met with many other Foundant users who we shared our experiences and ideas with. It was especially great to meet with users from larger foundations such as ourselves to see what best practices they have used.
Whether you are a new client or seasoned GLM user, Foundant has a way of making you feel like Norm – welcomed, appreciated, and respected. For these reasons, we are counting down the days until the next Summit!
-Jason Mata, San Antonio Area Foundation