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Google’s “Mobile-Friendly” Update – What Does It Mean To Your Association?
By Gayathri Kher | April 22, 2015AssociationGoogleindex

Yesterday, April 21, 2015, Google went live with the search algorithm that will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages. Let’s take a look at what this means to your Association: When was this first announced? Google released that they are experimenting with a new mobile friendly ranking algorithm in December 2014 and announced it officially in February 2015. What is this algorithmic update and whom... read more

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PREZI: What is an API and why should I care?
By Justin Burniske | July 23, 2015APIAssociationIntegration

API: Application Programming Interface. A vague phrase that offers little insight if you’re not a computer science major, yet if you’ve spent any time around system vendors or website developers they’ve likely thrown the acronym around as if its taught in the third grade of every classroom in America. Fear not, we’ve created a Prezi (a free, online presentation... read more

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Non-Profit Tech Podcast: Talking with Edward Grandi from the National Genealogical Society
By Justin Burniske | October 1, 2015AMSAssociationsgenealogy

Edward Grandi, Executive Director at the National Genealogical Society I got a chance to sit down with Edward Grandi, the Executive Director of the National Genealogical Society. We talked about his approach to leadership, how he works to get the most out of a small staff organization, and what are some of the things front of mind for him going... read more

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Regular WordPress Maintenance – The Unsung Hero
By Mary Glavin | March 22, 2016maintenancetechnologywebsite

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... read more

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6 P’s for a Strong Baseball Season and Website
By Mary Glavin | April 19, 2016BaseballCMSwebsite

“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... read more

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Summer Cleaning Series: Website
By Justin Burniske | July 29, 2016CMSITWeb Maintenance

No one would argue that a website is an essential component of any new business. Even my grandmother has a website! Yet for so many organizations they completely ignore their site after spending gobs of hours to build it, completely forgot about like Woody from Toy Story. Don’t do it! Don’t be that organization everyone sneers at because... 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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Four Steps to Prepare Your Website for GDPR Compliance
By Christi Liongson | May 10, 2018AssociationGDPRtechnology

In less than two weeks (May 25, 2018), the most significant change in data privacy in 20 years and protection regulation goes into full effect. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is aimed at protecting the personal and sensitive information of all EU residents, regardless of where an organization is based. Under GDPR, individuals are allowed greater... read more

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An Introduction to Google Tag Manager
By Christi Liongson | June 28, 2018AssociationMarketingNon Profit

Is your organization’s website performance aligned with your business goals?  Without properly leveraging your website’s data, it is difficult to know how you can improve your web presence and improve your users’ experience.  We recommend using Google Analytics, a powerful free web analytics service, to track and report your website traffic. If you manage your organization’s website, you... read more

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Synchronizing Single Sign-On (SSO) with a Domain Cookie, Part 1: An Overview
By Hans Stechl | July 19, 2018AMSfusionspantechnology

There are a number of different implementations for Single Sign-On (SSO). SSO is generally approached in one of two ways – The first is a browser-side implementation which usually involves an integration that redirects the user to an Identity Provider’s login page (Identity Provider is the website that is the system of record in which the user accounts... read more

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Salesforce Summer ’20 & Fonteva ’20 Spring Release: What You Need To Know
By Rose Palipalli | July 9, 2020Associationsmembershipwebsite

Summer means more than vacations and cookouts in the Salesforce world. After being delayed due to COVID-19, the annual Salesforce Summer ’20 Release update will deploy to all production environments by July 20, 2020. This release offers a number of new features and changes, which you may have seen in the sandbox previews that have been available since... read more

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Non-Profit Tech Podcast: Urban Land Institute’s Transition to Online Learning
By Justin Burniske | August 13, 2020AssociationsDigital Strategymembership

In our latest Non-Profit Tech podcast, fusionSpan’s Justin Burniske and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Vice President of Digital Marketing, Melanie Starkey, deep dive into one of ULI’s latest project’s – the implementation of ULI Learning. As a global non-profit and membership association, ULI was tasked with implementing their Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver online learning for... read more