The Fíonta Note – May 2018

Introducing Mark Patterson, Fíonta CEO

Mark Patterson, Fíonta CEOFíonta could not be more pleased to introduce our new CEO! Mark Patterson comes to Fíonta from nearly 10 years at Aptify, a leading provider of association management systems for large membership organizations, where he was responsible for running the day-to-day business as chief operating officer. With a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and over 25 years of experience in technology, Mark is a natural fit during a period of strategic growth. He is a hands-on CEO and looks forward to meeting our many wonderful clients.

Fíonta’s co-founder and CEO for 17 years, Lisa Rau, will stay with the company as executive chairman and will continue to lead the company’s business development team.

Meet Mark!

Are you ready for the May 25th GDPR deadline?

May 25, 2018 - GDPR DeadlineThe compliance deadline is next Thursday and Fíonta has been busy advising our nonprofit clients about the regulation and implications for US-based organizations. If you remember one thing about what GDPR means, it’s this: Consent must be “freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous.” In addition to consulting services , we’ve put together a list of helpful resources about GDPR.

More About GDPR

Empowering low-literacy and immigrant adults to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV), provides low-cost English language and literacy classes and prepares students for workforce entry through classroom, small group, and tutorial instruction.

LCNV relied on an outdated Microsoft Access database with serious limitations. Duplicate entries and manual tracking kept staff and volunteers busy with inefficient tasks, and siloed systems meant that a 360-degree view of supporters was a challenge.

Fíonta utilized Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA) and elements of the Nonprofit Success Pack and helped LCNV say goodbye to both paper and onerous data entry and reporting tasks.

Interested in Marketing Automation?

Salesforce PardotKarin Tracy – VP, Marketing Initiatives – will be speaking to nonprofits and associations about marketing automation and Pardot in Los Angeles and Santa Monica in the coming months. If you are not local to the LA area but would like to learn more about the power of marketing automation for nonprofits and associations, reach out for a demo!


May 17th, 12-1pm:
WeWork Fine Arts Building in downtown Los Angeles. Register online

June 14th, 2:30-5pm:
LA Nonprofit User Group meeting in Santa Monica. Learn more