The Fíonta Note – June 2021

4 Persistent Myths That Get in the Way of Modernizing Associations

2020 was the year for retiring old association myths—and it felt so good! When associations had to cancel their main revenue-generating event of the year—the annual meeting, conference, and/or trade show—panic set in. But where some associations saw a threat, many saw an opportunity to modernize their association by leveraging technology and making the most of the situation.

The momentum continues in 2021. Take advantage of this opportunity to abandon old assumptions, jettison conventional wisdom, and retire persistent myths.

We the People – A Key to a Successful AMS Implementation

This is the first of a bimonthly blog series written by Fíonta CEO Mark Patterson.

Everyone agrees that proper change management is critical to the success of an Association Management System (AMS) implementation, but in practice it is often an afterthought or completely overlooked. Why? Because change management deals with the softer “people-side” of a project, which can be more challenging and require different skills than planning and implementing the technology itself.

This blog post explores the organizational psychology behind AMS implementations and presents several best practices to promote staff engagement and alignment of goals at all levels of your association.

WEBINAR: Leaving Luminate CRM: Considerations for Nonprofit Leaders

We all know Luminate CRM (LCRM) is reaching its end-of-life in June 2022. But what does that actually mean for nonprofit organizations who must replace it? If you are a nonprofit executive or director who is concerned about the implications of a transition from LCRM – for your budget, or for your staff – this 30-minute session is for you. We’ll demystify the implementation and data migration process, discuss the opportunities that the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) presents for organizations currently on LCRM, and talk about planning for adoption success.

Join us on Thursday, July 15th (10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET) to learn more. Advance registration is required.

Personal Pronouns

We kicked off Pride month with an internal presentation created by Gale Mamatova (they/them) and Cooper Westbrook (he/his). The information was so useful that they repurposed it into an external blog. Read on to learn why personal pronouns are important and how to use them at work and beyond.

Fíonta is Hiring!

We are looking for great people who love implementing solutions that make a difference in the world. We like solving hard problems, and we celebrate team successes and share appreciation. If you know of anyone looking to make a job change, please share our careers page with them.