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Prioritization: Part 1
By Linh Hoang | September 9, 2013Associationmaxmimizenon-profit

When you take into consideration the limited resources you have with a small staff association, it is more important than ever to prioritize. It is easy to go through the motions of your day and not think about prioritizing but by allotting time to this task, you can maximize your staff’s time and resources by deleting obsolete tasks... read more

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5 Ways to Zap Small Staff Association Stress RIGHT NOW
By Linh Hoang | October 17, 2013Associationbusyhelp

Source: MemberClicks Hello Small Staff Associations! We found this great article by Sarah Hill of MemberClicks directed towards and written especially for you. Times are tough…and if they’re not tough, they’re always busy. In addition to the stresses Sarah talks about, the government shutdown caused some un-needed stress. Even if you aren’t directly employed by the government, they... read more

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Answering Your Members’ Holiday Wishes
By Linh Hoang | December 6, 2013better jobgood healthholiday

I love Sarah Hill’s recent post for the MemberClicks blog on Answering your Members’ Holiday Wishes. It comes at the perfect time as we are all juggling end of year plans and projects while keeping our members in mind. Check it out: Have you ever REALLY listened to “Santa Baby?” If you haven’t, take a listen. The amount of... read more

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netFORUM Pro Consulting Giveaway
By Linh Hoang | December 19, 2013AbilaAMSAvectra

In the spirit of giving (and with your tight budgets in mind!), this holiday season fusionSpan would like to help a small-staff association by giving away 8 hours of free netFORUM Pro consulting. fusionSpan is proud to be a Certified Implementation Partner with Avectra, an Abila Company and provides implementation assistance, training, consulting, and has develop customized software solutions for multiple... read more

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Happy Holidays from fusionSpan
By Linh Hoang | December 20, 2013Blogfusionspanhappy holidays

It’s 5 days until Christmas and we would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of our friends, fans, and future followers. We launched the Small Staff Big Impact blog in September 2013 in the hopes that we could leverage our expertise and the expertise of others in the industry to help small staff associations... read more

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How to make an infograph
By Linh Hoang | February 7, 2014dataengagementinfograph

First, what on earth is an infograph? Infographs (aka information graphics) are visual representations of information. You have probably encountered an infographic without realizing it. Examples include metro or mass transit maps, weather charts, site plans, and graphs. A good infograph will: 1. Show (large) amounts of data in a clear and concise way 2. Encourage the eye to... read more

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Smart Marketing for Associations on Valentine’s Day
By Linh Hoang | February 14, 2014campaigndonate life americafacebook

Happy Valentines Day! Associations that represent greeting cards, flowers and chocolates are having a great day but you can get in on the action too! According to the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, the average consumer spends $116.21 on Valentines Day and here’s what they’re spending it on: Gifts Most Often Given on Valentines Day (Allowing for multiple gifts... read more

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Summer Interns for Your Small Staff Association
By Linh Hoang | May 16, 2014administrationcollegehire

Summer break is quickly approaching and it is a great time to consider hiring an intern. Let’s face it, your small staff association can use all the help it can get, but let’s make sure we do it right. Why hire interns? It is a mutually beneficial relationship – at least it should be if you’re doing it... read more

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Go Small Businesses and Associations!
By Linh Hoang | June 27, 2014benefitsbig impactbranding

I recently read an article about the advantages of a large business. I wanted to take this chance to champion the small business/association. How do we turn these advantages for large businesses into advantages for our small staff associations? (more…)

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If Events Could Talk: 10 Strategies for Fueling a Powerful Voice
By Linh Hoang | July 7, 2014brandingBrevityChannels

Check out Aaron Wolowiec’s recent blog post featuring “10 strategies your association can immediately implement to boost the reputation of its signature events and, in turn, its bottom line.” Has your association conducted a communication audit within the last three years? More specifically, are your meetings and publications teams working together to ensure your association’s events are effectively... read more

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Hot Topic – Salesforce Based Platforms
By Linh Hoang | February 27, 2015AMSAPIASAE

There has been lots of buzz lately in ASAE’s Collaborate community regarding Salesforce based AMS/CRMs for associations. Since we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of new trends in the association world, we thought we’d share our thoughts and let you hear from an expert in this arena. (more…)

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Documentation: Good for Work and Travel!
By Linh Hoang | April 29, 2016AMSAssociationconsulting

Koala on Phillip Island, Australia Hello Small Staff Big Impact. I’m baack! I’ve spent the better part of the last year traveling around Australia and SE Asia. I’ve met a lot of great people and learned many things. As part of my experience, I held some interesting jobs to supplement my travel income, including crew on a 43... read more

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Summer Cleaning Series: Database
By Linh Hoang | June 16, 2016CleaningdatabaseEfficiency

Where has the time gone?! This year has flown by, and today marks the first day of summer! If you’re like me, you have left a lot of opportunities for spring cleaning untouched so here is our chance to redeem ourselves. Spring cleaning applies to your home but I am introducing Summer Cleaning, that applies to work and goes... read more