Sparkrock Blog

10 Reasons you don't want to miss our Fuel Good Conference

by   Melissa Alvares on 06.07.17

Already know that Fuel Good is too good to miss? Then you can skip this blog post and go directly to our registration site.

Topics: Sparkrock

Reducing the Workload for Your HR Team

by   Meghan Holmes on 05.24.17

HR staff play a crucial role in your organization that affects your employees in many ways, and in smaller organizations, they usually have to be a jack of all trades. This puts a lot of pressure on your HR team to support employees while still managing and keeping the integrity of other projects, especially if employees are constantly coming to you with small, tedious tasks. 

Let's face it— there aren't enough hours in the workday for you to accomplish all of your HR responsibilities. 

Topics: Workforce , Sparkrock

Sparkrock Announces new Integration to eBASE Software to better serve the K12 School Board industry

by   Melissa Alvares on 05.01.17

Sparkrock and DMS Technologies Inc. are excited to announce they will soon have out of the box integration between their solutions. 

Topics: News Release , Sparkrock , k12

Sparkrock is being recognized as a Great Place to Work® for the 2nd year in a row!

by   Melissa Alvares on 04.28.17

 

Topics: News Release , Sparkrock

SAVE THE DATE: Fuel Good 2018 is an event you don't want to miss!

by   Melissa Alvares on 04.06.17

We are excited to announce that we've finalized our location and dates for Fuel Good 2018. Our annual conference will take place from February 6th - 9th 2018 at One King West Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Topics: Sparkrock

Say Hello to Sparkrock's New Customer Success Center

by   Meghan Holmes on 04.03.17

PDF user guides are so last year.  Well, at least that's what we think.  

Topics: News Release , Sparkrock

Sparkrock Culture Code

by   Melissa Alvares on 03.15.17

All of us at Sparkrock have spent the last year thinking about what it means to work here. What personality traits do we look for in employees? How do we work with each other? What do we value most? We thought about what statements we use around the office, and how we explain our jobs to our friends and family.

We had discussions at town hall on these topics and took notes on all the conversations. From that we created our brand new Sparkrock Culture Code and we're excited to share it externally with all of you.

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Humans of Sparkrock - Rhett Williams

by   Meghan Holmes on 02.28.17

Welcome back to a new edition of Humans of Sparkrock! In our last segment, I spoke with Suzy Kostanteenabout her role in our Professional Services Department. Here at Sparkrock, we're all about making our clients happy and ensuring they get the most out our solutions, and Rhett Williams, one of our Master Consultants, uses his vast experience in the software industry to help us reach our goals and to help clients make an impact in their communities. Read on to see what Rhett had to say about working at Sparkrock and what he enjoys most about his position:

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Growth Driven Design: Critical systems need to keep up with the times

by   Melissa Alvares on 02.17.17

There's a lot of things out there to keep up with. Fashion trends change every season, that new Netflix series that "everyone" is talking about, the latest new smart phone, fun new apps - the list never ends.

While it's not that important for you to keep up with the new "mom jeans" trend, what IS important is that your technology keeps up with both internal and external changes.

Your organization is continually evolving, taking on new employees, new programs, new grants and funding sources. Then add on top of that external influences such as regulatory changes, new reporting requirements, and increased demand for your services. Your Finance, HR, Payroll and Case Management systems may be perfectly suited to your organization at the Go-Live date, but within a year, or even a few months things may be out of date.

Topics: Finance , Outcomes-Impact , Sparkrock

Introducing our New and Improved Sparktivists Program

by   Cait Abernethy on 02.08.17

Sparktivist

[spark-tuh-vist] noun

1. An especially active, vigorous advocate for Sparkrock

This special program is designed to reward our activists – more than ever before – for sharing their experiences and expertise, referring colleagues, and helping us create and spread great content.

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Nonprofits are the Real Change Drivers in our World

by   Cait Abernethy on 02.06.17

We're going to come right out and say it - Nonprofits don't get the credit they deserve.

Topics: Sparkrock