Association software assessment

Is your association looking into membership management solutions for the first time? Are you on an outdated legacy system like Netforum, Personify, or iMIS? Are you experiencing the effects of 15 years of technical workarounds?

You’re at an AMS/CRM crossroads

Our association team has helped dozens of clients in your situation through our Salesforce technical assessments. We’ll work hand in hand with you to understand your high-level needs and recommend the best Salesforce approach for you, now and in the future.

  • The choice

    Choosing between the Fíonta Association Accelerator, Salesforce custom stack, or an AMS package approach to membership management can be daunting. Whether starting from scratch or moving on from a legacy system, your association needs a sound basis for making this strategically important investment.

     

    Salesforce custom stack

     A combination of third-party applications and custom development

     

    Fíonta Association Accelerator 

    Our standardized accelerator solution and configuration-first approach

     

    Packaged AMS solution

    Nimble or Fonteva implementation, including plug-and-play membership solutions.  

  • Assessment offering

    Our expert team will conduct a deep-dive discovery lasting five to six weeks, during which we will get to know your organization, legacy platform, and vision for your association membership growth and business practices.

    You’ll work with a project manager, business analyst, senior consultant, and data architect with years of experience supporting associations.

    Upon conclusion, we provide a clear, actionable recommendation and the information you need to pursue the suitable approach for your organization.

  • Our process

    Throughout our engagement, we’ll work with staff from across your organization to review the following:

    • legacy platform 
    • tolerance for change in processes
    • complexity of finance and accounting needs
    • organizational roadmap and vision
    • requirements for ongoing support
    • plans for integrating the AMS with other systems
    • overall project budget

     

    With this information in hand, we’ll provide you with a high-level assessment of your organizational temperament and a review of the complexity of your membership processes and stage of technical development. 

    Our experts will confidently recommend whether a customized Salesforce stack, the Fíonta Association Accelerator, or a managed AMS package solution is the most practical step forward. Additionally, we provide a cost estimate and project plan.

    The final deliverable will include an executive summary deck and presentation of all findings and recommendations, giving your internal decision-makers the insights they need to move forward.

  • Benefits

    You can confidently select your Salesforce platform approach, knowing it will meet your short- and long-term needs. At the same time, you’ll reduce the risk of making a costly, premature decision.

Recent projects

Association

Securing member data and access online

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) is respected for its dedication to industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety communities. This membership-based organization founded in the New Deal era has stayed relevant to its growing membership by providing robust benefits, many of which are now accessible through its digital properties. These include a WordPress website fully integrated with Fonteva, an Association Management Solution (AMS) built on Salesforce. Under our guidance, the website was migrated to a new hosting solution, Pantheon, without disrupting member services or access. Visit website
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Nonprofit

Enhancing the quality of life for millions, one donation at a time

The Amputee Coalition (AC) is the nation’s leading organization on limb loss. AC is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care, and preventing limb loss. With the generous support of the public, they are helping amputees live well with limb loss, raising awareness about limb loss prevention, and ensuring amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to live full, thriving lives. AC engaged Fíonta to upgrade their 12-year-old Salesforce instance, which no longer served their needs efficiently. Visit website
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Foundation

Streamlining grantmaking processes

The International Sustainable Energy Foundation (ISEF) promotes an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world by supporting actions that contribute to the preservation of the environment. Its work includes creating access for development, adaptation, air quality, climate finance, cities and urban planning, decarbonization, equitable transition, land use, low-carbon development, resilience, smart agriculture, sustainable energy policies, water, and more, all within a sustainable development paradigm. ISEF came to Fíonta looking for a system to manage their grantmaking and a desire to connect traditional grantmaking endeavors back to the source funds tracked through donations and grants, robust reporting, an online grant portal, and automatic generation of award letters.
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What our clients are saying

I was deeply impressed with Fíonta’s skills, team, and dedication. Alliance for Safety and Justice
Fíonta has a very deep bench of talented, thoughtful professionals. I can’t speak highly enough about their team and the dedication they bring to their work. The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness
Fionta helped us execute a complex migration and transformation of messy legacy data and processes into the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) and Outbound Funds Module (OFM). We couldn’t be happier with the result! Atlas Network
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Fionta has been fantastic to work with. We had difficult individuals on our end who complicated the project, but every step of the way Fionta was accommodating and helpful to make sure we were all happy with the finished product. Genesys Works
Marketing Cloud Account Engagement (formerly Pardot) has been really helpful in terms of the automated emails, engagement paths, and one-on-one emails we could set up for routine requests. ACDA
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