Mary Glavin

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2016 ASAE Technology Conference and Expo

 ⌚️❄️⌚️❄️ ⌚️❄️ ⌚️❄️  It’s the holiday season; indulge in everything, not excluding technological trends, professional advancement, and nostalgic video games. Right around the corner is the 2016 ASAE Technology Conference and Expo held on December 13-14 in National Harbor, MD at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which is a superb opportunity to do all of the above.  

By Mary Glavin | December 7, 2016
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Excel Series: How to Check and Remove Duplicates

Happy Wednesday all! We’ve survived the long weekend and are back in the swing of things at work. As you’re buzzing by in the productivity lane today, take just a small detour and evaluate how you get your work done most days. If you caught a glimpse of the image with a white X in a green workbook and suddenly feel anxious and frustrated, get ready to turn that frown into a sly grin. Now take a peak…

By Mary Glavin | June 1, 2016
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Geek Pride Day! Today!

Here at fusionSpan geek is a term of endearment; it’s not simply a noun, but a title of pride among our band of IT employees. In the age of endless days dedicated to the slightly obscure, Be An Angel Day August 22 naturally, or the beloved, national hot dog day this year falling on July 23, comes Geek Pride Day on May 25. Why today of all days grants such an honorable title?

By Mary Glavin | May 25, 2016 1 Comment
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AMS Fest Midwest!

May 10th, just 5 days post Cinco de Mayo is another day for celebration in this month of budding optimism; AMS Fest Midwest in Chicago is the place to be and it’s cause for small associations to cheer. Those interested in examining AMS options, communicating their concerns or praises, and networking with like-minded and like-sized organizations will be in awe of such an invaluable event.

By Mary Glavin | May 5, 2016
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6 P’s for a Strong Baseball Season and Website

“That’s the true harbinger of spring, not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of a bat on a ball” ~Bill Veeck, 1976 Despite the unusual cold that swept parts of the nation last week, the promise of spring beckons as cities savor opening day. Season openers are a light hearted welcome as teams and fans gear up for the long winded season that unfolds over the course of 162 games spanning approximately…

By Mary Glavin | April 19, 2016
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Regular WordPress Maintenance – The Unsung Hero

It was a gorgeous 70 degrees in the District of Columbia on a Wednesday in March, yet offices and business fronts alike reflected attendance and a buzz comparable to a snow day. A vital mode of transportation to many of greater washington DC area commuters, the metro, closed down completely for 29 hours for emergency inspection due to poor planning and inadequate maintenance. Problems happen; but the magnitude of damage is something that can usually…

By Mary Glavin | March 22, 2016
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PODCAST: ASAE Online Conference for Small-Staff Associations

On this podcast I’m joined by Irving Washington, Deputy Director at the Online News Association and Brian Kirkland, Senior Director, Learning at American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to discuss the upcoming Online Conference for Small-Staff Associations. We talk about what people can expect from the conference, how it’s designed for small staff organizations, and what kind of takeaways to expect from the conference (hint: it’s not pens). You can find the podcast both on Microstaff.org as well…

By Mary Glavin | February 3, 2016
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ASAE Small Staff Online Conference

Joining ASAE  has been invaluable for our company; specifically, their small staffed community has provided support and possibilities we benefit tremendously from. The opportunities to participate in their conferences, workshops, and to network and engage in this community, centered on modest staff sizes, has been a notable factor to our own growth and achievements. The ASAE small staff focused subset is dedicated to providing small workforce associations the tools to prosper and the insight to combat…

By Mary Glavin | January 14, 2016