Why are we named Foundation Partners? We selected the name Foundation Partners because it represents our philosophy in how we work with our clients. We consider each relationship as a partnership. We strive to be a valued partner representing an experienced independent voice.
A business and technology consultant for nearly 30 years. John has worked with foundations and nonprofits for over 20 years. After working for several large nonprofit technology companies, in 2011, John created Foundation Partners to better serve nonprofit clients as an unbiased and independent voice.
John has Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Iowa.
Salesforce Certifications: Administrator
VP Education Solutions | Senior Consultant
A business and technology consultant with vast experience working for education institutions, nonprofits and foundations. With a MBA from University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Jim leads our education practice.
Salesforce Certifications: 10x Certified: Administrator | Advanced Administrator | Education Cloud Consultant | Nonprofit Cloud Consultant | Service Cloud Consultant | Sales Cloud Consultant | Community Cloud Consultant | Pardot Consultant | Platform App Builder | Pardot Specialist
Shannon Van Essen
A business and technology consultant for nearly 20 years. Shannon has worked with foundations and nonprofits for over 15 years. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Minnesota State University, Shannon is the Foundation Partners expert on foundation fund accounting and endowment systems.
Salesforce Certifications: Administrator | Platform Developer I | Nonprofit Cloud Consultant
A business and technology consultant with many years experience. Jerry has experience working with foundations and nonprofits. Jerry studied Management Information Systems at Brown Institute. Prior to working at Foundation Partners, Jerry was lead software developer for a cloud based practice management system.
Salesforce Certifications: Administrator | Platform Developer I | Community Cloud Consultant