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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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fusionSpan Holiday Party
By Sheree Santantonio | December 23, 2014Associationcelebrationevents

Last Friday the fusionSpan team got together to celebrate the holidays. We shared great food, libations, and many laughs. Our talented party planner, Linh, prepared a wonderful spread, with the help of our baker, Jessica, and chef, Sheree. We had a blast playing holiday themed games such as Stocking Surprise, the Present Unwrapping Challenge and Mystery Christmas Sketch... read more

Site Navigation for Dummies
By Manav Kher | February 13, 2018CMSfusionspanwebsite

As a web design company, one of the first things we’ve had to tackle is the website navigation (also called the site information architecture or Sitemap). The site navigation often drives the entire website project and its content, so it is important to determine the site navigation early. Most clients have a site that has become bloated as... read more

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fusionSpan’s experience at Xperience18!

Last week fusionSpan was at Community Brand‘s User Conference – Xperience18! Five days packed with lots of learning, sharing and connecting. Here are a few highlights! fusionSpan was networking We had a booth. Community Brands has compiled quite a cornucopia of products, which in turn meant there was a unique range of organizations at the conference. From small non-profits... read more

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Non-Profit Tech Podcast: Talking Data Privacy with Todd M. Tolbert
By | May 23, 2018AssociationfusionspanGDPR

Todd M. Tolbert, the Chief Administrative Officer at the Internet Society, joins us in this episode of Non-Profit Tech Podcast, hosted by fusionSpan’s Justin Burniske. The conversation touched on a range of topics around data including the differences between data privacy and data protection, common misconceptions on data privacy, and mistakes that nonprofits and associations make related to... read more

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Common Issues for Organizations New to Salesforce (And How to Avoid Them!)
By | June 7, 2018AMSAssociationfusionspan

So you’re just getting started with Salesforce, a powerful CRM that offers users a great deal of functionality, and unlimited possibilities! Or, maybe you are using power association management solutions (AMS) powered by Salesforce, such as Fonteva’s MemberNation or Community Brands’ Nimble AMS. What is the best way to hit the ground running with your shiny, new AMS?... read more

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Complicated Integrations Made Easy with Zapier – Part 1
By Manav Kher | August 21, 2018AMSfusionspantechnology

One of the most common questions we get from associations is how to integrate various applications and IT systems. Through integrations, you can copy data from one application to another, or event in one system can trigger an action in another. There are a few different ways that these integrations are usually done: Built-in application support: Most applications... read more

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Communication Tips for Millennials in the Workplace
By | September 13, 2018fusionspan

First, let me point out that I am a millennial. Second, these tips don’t only apply to millennials. Technology tools overwhelm the workplace, but no one discusses how to actually use the tools. I’m not even talking about the more complex CRM or ERP tools, just the basics, everyday tools. With that in mind, I’ve put together 12... read more

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Ready to Transition Your Salesforce Org to Lightning Experience? Here Are 3 Things to Keep in Mind
By Karan Mohan | September 27, 2018AMSfusionspanSalesforce

We’ve all gone through change —sometimes good, sometimes bad—but worst of all is the unknown. The transition of your Salesforce organization from Salesforce Classic to Lightning Experience (LEX) can seem like a daunting change with a lot of unknown, but there’s a lot to be excited about. You would be relieved to hear that transitioning to Lightning is... read more

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AMS Implementation: Why a Business Process Discovery is Essential BEFORE Making a Move
By | November 2, 2018AMSconsultingfusionspan

One of the biggest challenges with association management system (AMS) implementations is that organizations often confuse processes in their old system with their business requirements. When this happens, organizations request customizations to make the new system function like the old system. [Read one of our related blog posts: Enterprise AMS: When is a customization right for you?] Wasn’t... read more

Complicated Integrations Made Easy with Zapier – Part 2
By Manav Kher | November 19, 2018AMSDevelopmentfusionspan

Following the Complicated Integrations Made Easy with Zapier – Part 1 article, we will now look at how we can leverage Zapier to easily build an integration with no actual coding. There are hundreds of Zapier connectors that we can use to integrate various systems together. For the purposes of this article, we will use a simple use case... read more

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fusionSpan at #ASAETech18
By | December 14, 2018fusionspan

fusionSpan kicked off last week at the Annual ASAE Technology Conference. As our team has continued to grow we have looked for more ways to engage and give back to the association community, and ASAE Tech is a great example. Not only did we have lots of great conversations with attendees at our booth in the exhibit hall,... read more

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fusionSpan by the Numbers: 2018 Year in Review
By | January 24, 2019consultingeventsfusionspan

2018 has come and gone, and we have a lot to celebrate! Over the past year at fusionSpan, we’ve continued to grow as a company.  From mobile apps to Salesforce applications, we are proud to partner with some amazing associations and non-profits to build better ways for organizations to connect with their members.  Below are our highlights and... read more

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The One New Year’s Resolution Every Association Should Make
By Meghan Durbin | January 13, 2021fusionspantechnology

As we close 2020 and move into 2021, association leaders may be looking for ways to increase their organizational efficiencies – a kind of new year’s resolution. Association leaders should resolve to review how technology supports the organization’s processes. Unfortunately, many organizations delay examining their use of technology, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach,... read more

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Leveraging Baseline NetForum Enterprise in Customizations
By | January 14, 2021AMSAssociationfusionspan

NetForum Enterprise is a feature-rich association management system (AMS), but most associations will inevitably find themselves needing to customize. That’s fine – NetForum allows customizations. The challenge comes in down the road when you’re looking to upgrade and the customization does not support new functionality available in the new release or worse breaks down completely. Implementing customizations that... read more

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Employee Spotlight: Dan FitzGerald
By Noah King | January 29, 2021fusionspan

Dan FitzGerald fusionSpan Software Engineer I think my favorite part of work might be that we get to work with so many different technologies. From all of the Salesforce related technologies (Visualforce, Apex, SOQL, Javascript) to the DevOps tools we use to backup and deploy code, there is always something new to learn and explore. Once a month,... read more

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Employee Spotlight: Haoyue Zhang
By Noah King | February 25, 2021fusionspan

Haoyue Zhang fusionSpan Data Analyst The technology industry is improving the way we live and work which makes me feel excited and satisfied. Once a month, fusionSpan will share the talent and hard work of the people that we call our team. From delivery, consulting, operations, and more – we pause to get a little bit personal, showcasing... read more