The Bush Foundation works to inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make the region better for everyone. To do this, they invest in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations in the same geography. The Foundation works through open grantmaking programs to support efforts to: develop, test and spread great ideas that will make the region better for everyone; and inspire, equip and connect people to more effectively lead change. Created by Archibald and Edyth Bush in 1953 with few restrictions, the Foundation focuses on doing the most possible good with the resources left to the community.

The organization uses Salesforce and Outbound Funds Module to manage its internal operations. In 2021, North Peak worked with the Bush Foundation to transition them from foundationConnect to the Outbound Funds Module for grant management. Read the full case study here

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The Bush Foundation required a new grant management platform that would streamline processes, optimize back-end technical performance. and create an easy to navigate user experience.

Solution: Transition from foundationConenct to Outbound Funds Module

After performing a thorough Discovery assessment of the existing technology stack, North Peak worked with the Bush Foundation to transition them away from foundationConnect and onto the Outbound Funds Module (OFM). This involved a significant amount of back-end customization, as well as integrations to several third-party apps. The Bush Foundation helped set themselves up for success with the initiative by having a dedicated project manager to handle requests and feedback, and by engaging all stakeholder groups during the Discovery process.