Webinar: Trust and Transparency Through an Agile Mindset

“Agile is the ability to create and respond to change. It is a way of dealing with, and ultimately succeeding in, an uncertain and turbulent environment.”

Today’s world requires us to be responsive to changing needs – shifting from an original plan to plan B, C, and sometimes even D. At Foundant, we’ve worked to implement Agile Methodologies in our software development over the past year. Through this process, we’ve come to learn that “Agile” is not just for developers, but helps people and processes align, scale, and reach goals with a clear purpose and outcome.

Various agile frameworks can be used to pivot processes and align stakeholders across all functions. Finding the right framework for you means adopting a common language and fine-tuning your processes to create transparency, predictability, and trust.

This webinar shares Foundant Technologies’ experience adopting Agile Methodologies, what we’ve learned, and why we feel “going agile” is a good fit for your grantmaking and scholarship management processes.

We’ll discuss:

  • What does agile look like at an organization or a process level?
  • Why do agile methodologies lend themselves to philanthropy so well?
  • What does an agile funding process look like?
  • How can you leverage what Foundant has learned to implement agile methodologies at your organization?


    Sammie Holzwarth
    Product Manager, Foundant Technologies

    Sammie’s breadth of knowledge and extensive experience working with a plethora of clients and in varying roles at Foundant fuels her passion and excitement to continually improve GLM/SLM, and herself which she now brings to her role as the Product Manager for Grants and Scholarships! She has a passion for youth philanthropy and has spearheaded the Youth Giving Project in Bozeman, MT as well as serving as an Exponent Philanthropy Next Gen Fellow for 2016.


    Mark Larimer
    VP of Sales & Marketing, Foundant Techbnologies

    Mark Larimer is co-founder and VP of Sales and Marketing for Foundant Technologies. His past careers with Extended Systems and RightNow Technologies gives him the experience to understand technology… his compassion allows him to see how technology can be used to make people’s lives easier and the philanthropic sector better and more efficient. During the winter months, Mark can usually be found on the ski hill… when he’s not in the office making jokes and finding ways to help our philanthropic clients.

    Who Should Attend

    This program is open to foundation donors, trustees, and staff; individual donors; donor advised fund holders; and members of giving circles.

    Registration and Other Policies

    Please register, even for complimentary programs. Prior to the webinar, you will receive your unique webinar access information. By registering for this program, participants are agreeing to Exponent Philanthropy’s Participant Guidelines. Please contact us by email or at 202-580-6560 if you have any questions.

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