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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: Dan Labert from NACBA

We’ve recently rebranded the podcast as the Non-profit Tech Podcast, presented by fusionSpan. This week I spoke over the phone with Dan Labert, the executive director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys about his recent move from listservs to an online community platform (Higher Logic) integrated with their member database (netFORUM Pro). We touch on challenges he has faced, how he gets members’ input, and his general approach to strategic use of technology.

By Justin Burniske | December 9, 2015
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Let’s talk at #Tech15!

fusionSpan is excited to be exhibiting at ASAE #Tech15 and we hope to see you there! We would love the opportunity to sit down with you for 30 minutes to hear what IT challenges you are currently facing. If you are interested, you can either make an appointment via the conference site, or just click here to shoot us an email and we will lock down a time for you. Make sure to stop by our booth (#219) during the conference…

By Justin Burniske | December 8, 2015
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Shopping Around for the Best Deal

It’s that time of year again: families are gathered, work is closed… Oh, and EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! The question is, when do you get the better deals? For decades, people have been running out the day after Thanksgiving to get all the lowest prices for just about anything you can imagine. Now there’s another way to get great deals without even leaving the comfort of home. Which is best for you depends on what…

By Jessica Sansaet | November 25, 2015
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Solving your App-ocalypse: Strategic planning with your technology

At this point everyone will agree that software systems have permeated all areas of business. From HR to Marketing to Accounting to Customer Relations, every area requires the staff to utilize some tools or application to complete their job. Yet at many, if not most organizations, there are a mash-up of tools in place that always seem to fall short of meeting the organization’s needs. To make matters worse, attempt to correct issues usually involves adding on another…

By Justin Burniske | November 5, 2015
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PODCAST: Adam Thocher from AAPOR

I got to talk with Adam Thocher about his new position as Executive Director at the American Association for Public Opinion Research and what it’s like being a part of an Association Management Company (AMC). We also discussed what the “perfect” association technology would look like, what his organization is going to focus on in the near future, and why millennials should be thinking about when joining an association in their field. You can find the…

By Justin Burniske | October 30, 2015
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The Quest for an Event Registration System

I thought I had been assigned a simple task – To find an event registration system for a client that has an annual conference. The main goal of this group is to improve end user experience while still being able to incorporate their business requirements. Seemed like a day’s effort to me …. to research potential vendors, document the information, and provide feedback to the client. Little did I know!

By Gayathri Kher | October 20, 2015
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PODCAST: All about an AMS!

The Microstaff blog is launching the Small Staff, Big Impact Podcast, and our first conversation was with the creator of ReviewMyAMS.com, Teri Carden. She discusses the value of an association management system (AMS), how associations are using their AMS, and when it might be time to consider a new AMS. She also talks about her upcoming AMS Fest Event – a great place to connect with other association staff regarding their AMS and explore options…

By Justin Burniske | September 2, 2015
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Women in IT – Interested?

“What do you do for a living?” Many people seem surprised when I answer that I work in IT. Almost as if the phrase “woman in IT” is some kind of mythical creature, akin to Big Foot or a unicorn. But should they be surprised? I developed an interest in math and sciences at a very young age. I remember begging my mom to buy me the practice math booklets at the store that were intended…

By Jessica Sansaet | August 14, 2015
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