foundationConnect Fall '18

The foundationConnect Fall ‘18 Release Is Live!

We have exciting news to share today! The foundationConnect Fall ‘18 release is live! At roundCorner, we tirelessly work to enhance foundationConnect so that your foundation can streamline grantmaking. This release debuts features and improvements to help you do just … Read More

Maddie's Fund

foundationConnect Customer Maddie’s Fund Launches New Forum Group
for Hurricane Michael

In an effort to support those affected by Hurricane Michael, foundationConnect customer Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation established by Dave & Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, created a new public group in Maddie’s … Read More

foundationConnect Application Designer

The foundationConnect Advanced Application Designer: Charting Our Course to User-Centric Development

by Julia Cannon This month, the foundationConnect team marks the end of more than a year of new development while also embarking on the beginning of an exciting new program. Since May of last year, we have been working relentlessly … Read More

William Penn Foundation Deploys foundationConnect

The William Penn Foundation Sees Improved Collaboration with Salesforce and foundationConnect

“foundationConnect has led to a more collaborative grant development process and it’s a big win to have all information in one system. It has also led to more parity with admin functions internally, leading to increased transparency across the organization.” … Read More

Raikes Foundation Moves to Salesforce and foundationConnect

Raikes Foundation Achieves Reporting and Budgeting Efficiencies by Moving to Salesforce and foundationConnect

“We love foundationConnect. We can manage budgets and grantmaking pipelines much more effectively than with other tools. The reporting options are amazing and we also appreciate the ability to customize and adjust as things change internally.” – Kori Dunaway, Grants … Read More

Maddie’s Fund Cuts Time Spent on Data Entry in Half with foundationConnect

Maddie’s Fund Cuts Time Spent on Data Entry in Half with foundationConnect

“foundationConnect is such an easier system to work in. It has changed our processes and within 4-5 months of implementation, we even moved to a paperless organization.” – Shelly Thompson, Director of Grants at Maddie’s Fund About Maddie’s Fund Maddie’s … Read More

foundationConnect Spring '18 Release

Announcing the foundationConnect Spring ’18 Release

By Julia Cannon roundCorner is pleased to announce the foundationConnect Spring ‘18 release! This release focuses on improving the experience for your Grantseekers as well as your foundationConnect power users, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with … Read More

Data Analysis

Data Analysis – The Next Step After Implementation of a New System

By Cary Herman Your organization completed the implementation of a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) or Grants Management System (GMS). You automated processes, integrated with third-party systems, and the system has stabilized. You’re enabled to capture and report on attributes that … Read More

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The Commonwealth Fund Streamlines Grants Management and Eliminates Paper Grant Records With foundationConnect

“You don’t need a consultant to run and manage Salesforce and foundationConnect. Following our implementation in 2012, key staff were equipped as Salesforce Administrators, and we are able to handle most changes and system build-out in-house. That’s the beauty of … Read More


Grants Management Solutions on Salesforce: Native vs Integrated

By Stuart Longley Your foundation uses or is considering using Salesforce as its Constituent Relationship Management system (CRM), and exploring grants management solutions. You may have already found that your options are split into two categories–“native” and “integrated.” Native solutions … Read More

The Lemelson Foundation Migrates to foundationConnect and Realizes 40% in Cost Savings

“We looked at several cloud-based systems, but chose foundationConnect because it is natively built on the world’s #1 CRM platform, Salesforce.” – Jennifer Burran, Grants, Contracts, and IT Manager at The Lemelson Foundation The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of … Read More

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation Uses foundationConnect to Manage Grants End-to-End

“We made a big switch, but we’re glad we did. We can finally keep track of our grants processes and where applications are in the cycle.”  – Stephanie Cheney, Senior Grants Manager at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation The Nellie … Read More


Vilcek Foundation Takes a Driver’s Seat with foundationConnect on Salesforce Communities

“We manage the entire Prize cycle in a single system: from application to recommendation to reviewer to grantee. We truly leverage the full power of foundationConnect and we feel that we’re in the driver’s seat.”  – Brian Cavanaugh, Director of … Read More


Announcing the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 Release

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Fall ‘17 release! We’re excited to introduce you to the latest enhancements, but most of all, we’re thrilled to announce that foundationConnect is “Lightning Ready.” Highlights of the Fall ‘17 Release With over … Read More

NGO Connect in Lightning

roundCorner & Salesforce Lightning – An Update

Salesforce Lightning: It was never an if – it was always a when by Dan Lammot A few months ago I wrote about roundCorner’s strategy for adopting the exciting updates Salesforce is making to the platform with Lightning. Today it … Read More

Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Marquetta Drakes

Behind the Scenes at roundCorner: Marquetta Drakes

by Marquetta Drakes I first joined roundCorner (rC) in April 2015 as the Senior Product Manager for foundationConnect (fC), but my history with fC extends back to its early days in Brooklyn, NY. It was 2011, and I had learned the … Read More


Announcing the foundationConnect Spring ‘17 Release

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Spring ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with improvements to foundationConnect, so you feel empowered to build deeper relationships with your grantees and improve collaboration across your entire foundation. foundationConnect … Read More

Great Outdoors Colorado - Customer Success Story - foundationConnect by roundCorner

Great Outdoors Colorado Reaches Goal of Going Paperless with Salesforce and foundationConnect

In 1990, Colorado Governor Roy Romer created the Great Outdoors Colorado Citizens Committee with the help of Ken Salazar, then-executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The committee consisted of conservation, business and political leaders from across Colorado. … Read More

Salesforce for grants management

foundationConnect Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary under roundCorner’s Wings

By roundCorner   Villanova, Pa – May 15, 2017 – Today, foundationConnect celebrates its three-year anniversary as part of roundCorner’s product family. Originally developed by NPower, foundationConnect enables foundations to leverage Salesforce for grants management with a best-in-class solution. As … Read More

Grantee Inclusion: A Vision for the Sector

By Nicolle Bennett According to recent research, grantmakers who are more connected to their grantees and communities are more likely to build trust and ultimately, provide more impactful support. Initiatives led by organizations such as Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, along … Read More

foundationConnect partner

3 Ways to Maintain Expertise on foundationConnect as a Partner

By roundCorner and Sputnik Moment roundCorner is constantly evolving products like foundationConnect to reflect the needs in the marketplace. With multiple updates each year, such as the recent Winter ‘17 Release, products like foundationConnect are able to stay ahead of … Read More

PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference

foundationConnect Celebrates Growth, New Partnerships at PEAK Grantmaking Annual Conference 2017

Los Angeles, Ca. – March 20, 2017 – foundationConnect, a Salesforce-based grants management solution (GMS), celebrates over 25 percent growth in implementations in 2016. As of March 2017, over 100 grant making foundations use the solution that is natively built … Read More


4 Reasons Why Your Foundation Should Manage Grants with a Whole Organization Solution

By roundCorner and Exponent Partners As foundations expand in size and scope, siloed legacy systems become increasingly ineffective for grants management. Accordingly, we find that more foundations are placing their trust in whole organization platforms to handle their processes around … Read More

foundationConnect Winter '17 Release

foundationConnect Winter ’17 Release Is Live!

By Julia Cannon Today roundCorner announces the foundationConnect Winter ‘17 release! We’re so excited to provide you with new features and improvements to foundationConnect, so you feel empowered to build deeper relationships with your grantees and improve collaboration across your … Read More

User Adoption

Tips for User Adoption

By Stephanie Buckwalter As important as building a system that captures your data in a meaningful way, is ensuring that staff are entering the data. User adoption is often the last hurdle that can significantly affect the outcome of your … Read More

Grant making

Adapting Grant Making for the Changing Role of Outcomes

By Julia Cannon A recent blog post by the Stanford Social Innovation Review talks about how putting grantees at the center of foundations helps provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful. The writer also says that to stay … Read More

Highlights: foundationConnect Summer ‘16 Release

By Swati Tyagi and Julia Cannon roundCorner is pleased to announce the foundationConnect Summer ‘16 release is available. Our product team has worked hard to empower your foundation with new features and enhancements. As a result, you can focus more … Read More

Things You Should Know about foundationConnect

  By Stuart Longley #1: foundationConnect is built on Salesforce foundationConnect is built 100% on Salesforce, incorporating the world’s greatest CRM to track relationships, strategic partnerships, consultants, and more. Salesforce’s infrastructure offers state-of-the-art security that is designed to meet the … Read More

4 Challenges Grantmakers Face and How foundationConnect Can Help

  Challenge #1: You Are Working with Disparate Systems The foundationConnect Difference: foundationConnect empowers you with a platform to manage the grantmaking lifecycle from start to finish and beyond. Where outdated, disparate systems fail to communicate to one another, our … Read More

4 Reasons Microedge GIFTS Customers are Migrating to foundationConnect

Based on our experience helping customers move from MicroEdge GIFTS to foundationConnect, we wanted to share some of the top reasons why organizations decide to make the move. Tired of a Complex Interface To Manage The Database The MicroEdge GIFTS … Read More

From Philanthropy to Impact, Why We Acquired FoundationConnect

  Before I discuss why roundCorner is acquiring FoundationConnect, I first want to say that our hat is off to the NPower team and its FoundationConnect customers. Together they have imagined and delivered a product, built on Salesforce, that is … Read More