Sparkrock Blog

Meet (Even More!) Experts of Fuel Good

by   Nikki Trinnear on 01.02.18

A few weeks ago I released a blog about some of our expert consultants who are leading sessions at the upcoming Fuel Good conference. But the thing is, we have so many amazing presenters that I just didn't think one post would suffice in letting you know what you can learn at Fuel Good! In addition to all of the incredible people from Sparkrock we have leading sessions, we have also brought in some industry experts from other organizations who are ready to wow you with their knowledge. Keep reading to find out what we have in store for you at Fuel Good 2018!

Topics: Sparkrock

Together for the Greater Good in 2017

by   Heather Angus-Lee on 12.28.17

2017: A year of firsts with the aim of deeper connections with customers

You can’t start a fire without a spark… and 2017 was on fire at Sparkrock!  The year kicked off with the corporate rebrand from Altus Dynamics to Sparkrock, representing the foundational “rock” of ERP and CRM technology, and the combustive “spark” between the vertical expertise of Sparkrock employees and the passion and commitment of customers. “We wanted to underline the focus on customers - what do we do for them?... We spark their technology transformation, which matters, a lot,” says Colin Dickinson, president.

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Altus Dynamics is now Sparkrock

by   Nicola Dickinson on 12.28.17

Nonprofit, school board, and human services organizational needs have changed more than ever in this economic landscape.  New revenue opportunities from social enterprises, complex government reporting, and demanding funders are examples of what organization face today.  These organizations are bigger, better, and stronger than before. Their digital transformation in both ERP and CRM mean more sophisticated technologies that meet intuitive solutions. Considering this and our consistent growth since 2003 we have decided to create a new brand from Altus Dynamics to Sparkrock and here’s why.

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Meet the Experts of Fuel Good

by   Nikki Trinnear on 12.20.17

Fuel Good has a lot to offer - from inspiring keynotes, awesome parties, and endless networking events - but the be-all end-all that separates Fuel Good from any other conference is the incredible learning opportunities we provide attendees with. The conference has over 40 hours of breakout sessions all lead by experts in their field who are passionate about the topics they're talking about. We're so proud of the talent we've cultivated for Fuel Good, we thought we'd take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about some of the presenters we have lined up. 

Topics: Sparkrock

State of Digital Transformation in Ontario Nonprofit Organizations

by   Melissa Alvares on 12.07.17

Sparkrock hosted a Nonproft Digital Transformation Summit in September 2017 which brought together organizations across Ontario to talk about their digital strategy. Prior to the Summit, we had all participants complete a survey to gain a better understanding of where they are today and their plans for the future.

Topics: Finance , Workforce

4 Weeks of Fuel Good Giveaways

by   Nikki Trinnear on 12.01.17

It's the season of giving, so every week in December we're releasing a new promotion that is designed to save you money and allow you to get the most out of Fuel Good 2018! These deals are only available for a limited time, so make sure you come back each week to to advantage of every sale!

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Learning from Other Public Health Units Draws KFL&A Public Health to Sparkrock

by   Heather Angus-Lee on 11.30.17

KFL&A Public Health is embracing peers’ technology solutions to deal with big changes in Ontario public health

We really appreciate that the Sparkrock user community includes other Ontario public health units we can talk to and learn from…” [and] now we can better support activity tracking at a program level”

                        - Hazel Gilchrist, Director, Corporate Services, KFL&A Public Health

The management team at Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health wanted to build on the experiences of other public health units when it came to new HR and Finance solutions. “We weren’t early adopters of this integrated technology solution,” says Hazel Gilchrist, Director of Corporate Services, KFL&A Public Health, “so we really appreciated that the Sparkrock community includes other Ontario public health units we can talk to” through shared online learning, events and resources. “That is a real advantage, and a reason we went with Sparkrock when it was time to upgrade our legacy systems.”

Topics: News Release

Customer Spotlight: How LEF Transformed a Warehouse into a Community Hub

by   Nikki Trinnear on 11.29.17

Here at Sparkrock, we work with some of the most incredible organizations out there. But, often Nonprofits don't get the proper recognition that they deserve for all of the tireless work they put in - something that is truly unfortunate because of all the good they do and all of the people they're able to help. Well this week we were delighted to see one of our customers, The Learning Enrichment Foundation, featured in an article by the Globe and Mail!

Topics: Case Study , Human Services

Finance Digital Transformation for Not-for-Profits

by   Betty Ferreira on 11.28.17

When it comes to leveraging technology to strengthen the quality of financial reporting and analysis, the non-profit sector has traditionally been late to the table. But as we enter this fourth industrial revolution where advanced technology is now affordable by not-for-profit organizations, there’s been quick uptake of integrated systems that streamline data processing tasks and focus on financial reporting and analysis.

Topics: Finance

Sparkrock Announces New K12 Client: Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

by   Nikki Trinnear on 11.24.17

Sparkrock is pleased to announce that Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has chosen Sparkrock as their new Finance solution provider. HWCDSB has 57 schools under their board and has an operating budget of over $300 million. With such a large number of schools and staff to manage, HWCDSB had a growing need for more specific features and tools to ensure data accuracy and security.

Topics: News Release , k12

Nice to Meet You! Why you should be at the next Sparkrock Meetup.

by   Nicola Dickinson on 11.17.17

How many times have you gone to a "networking event" to meet and connect with those in your industry, only to leave feeling overwhelmed and disappointed with the conversations had? Often these events have good intentions to help people build professional relationships, but miss the mark on delivering a quality experience. They are crowded, unstructured, and not specific enough on the focused industry. Well we're here to make a change, and give you the opportunities you've been looking for.

Topics: Finance , Sparkrock , Product Innovation , Support & Success , k12 , Human Services , Networking