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Altus Dynamics is now Sparkrock

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Jan 31, 2017 9:32:41 AM

Today is an exciting day for us, as we announce our new company name and logo.

Our business has grown and evolved over the last 13 years, and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future. This wasn’t a decision we made lightly as we are proud of our rich history. However, our new brand truly reflects our brand promise to you. 

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"Owning your Pain" as a Nonprofit

Posted by Anurag Dhawan on Jan 23, 2017 4:28:17 PM

According to the findings of a study in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2012, only 1% of more than 200,000 non-profits established between 1975 and 2008 grew to $50 million or more in annual revenue. Considering that these organizations were aiming to address some of the biggest problems the world is facing, this number is a strikingly low one.

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Sudbury Catholic DSB's Top 7 Favourite Features of their Altus Solution

Posted by Meg Wilson on Jan 19, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Last week we braved the snowy winter roads and headed to Sudbury, Ontario to meet with several K12 school boards. The purpose of the event was to discuss the challenges that they're currently facing with their operational processes, what's currently getting in the way of solving these challenges, and how Altus solutions might be able to help.

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"And the Nominees are...." Alliance 2017 Customer Awards Nominees

Posted by Colin Dickinson on Jan 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Drum roll please…

We’re proud to announce the nominees for the Alliance 2017 Customer Awards! 

For the past few years, we have presented awards to our valued customers at our annual conference. We greatly appreciate everything our clients do, and these awards are a way for us to thank them for their efforts in their implementations, cooperation, and positive contributions to society. These customers and their nominations were truly exceptional, and their accomplishments should be viewed as examples of technological excellence in nonprofit, education, and public sector organizations everywhere. 

 And this year’s nominees are:

Humans of Altus - Suzy Konstanteen

Posted by Meghan Holmes on Jan 12, 2017 1:14:47 PM

Welcome to another edition of Humans of Altus! In our last segment we spoke with Jeff Rintoul about his role in our Professional Services Department. Here at Altus Dynamics, we're all about making our clients happy and ensuring they get the most out our solutions. Meet one of the newest member of our team, Suzy Konstanteen, who is working as a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst and shares our goal of customer satisfaction. Read on to see what she had to say about working at Altus and what she most enjoys about her position:

How to Map out your Nonprofit Software Selection Journey

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Jan 10, 2017 10:41:00 AM

Researching and selecting a new software solution for your organization is no small feat.

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What it's like to intern at Altus Dynamics

Posted by Kevin Dayno on Dec 16, 2016 1:00:00 PM


My name is Kevin Dayno and I’m a 3rd year Science & Business student at the University of Waterloo. As part of the school’s co-op program, I get the opportunity to work for various companies and gain valuable work experience through internships. Over the past four months, I had the great opportunity to work as a Marketing Intern at Altus Dynamics. Here are some of the things I liked and learned during my internship!

FEATURE RELEASE: K12 School Board Schedule 10 Reporting Improvements

Posted by Andrew Cheung on Dec 15, 2016 9:29:48 AM

We understand that reporting to the Ministry of Education is very important for K12 School Boards in Ontario, who are continuously looking for ways to improve upon their reporting process. That is why we are pleased to present new features that produce data in ministry format for Schedule 10 (10.1, 10.2, 10A, 10B) to help our clients improve their reporting to the Ministry. This new functionality will dramatically reduce the time, effort, and headache required to create reports for the Ministry. Schedule 10 is the first of an entire suite of Schedules that we plan on rolling out in this new format.

Tips to Ensure a Successful Software Implementation

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Dec 14, 2016 2:52:18 PM


At the moment, many nonprofit and human service organizations are deciding to ditch their archaic ERP and CRM technology for more robust solutions that are not only integrated, but offer powerful functionality designed specifically for their industry. With an exceptionally easy user experience for both executives and staff, this new technology lightens the load of numerous operational teams so they can get more done in less time, creating an opportunity to have an even greater impact on the people and communities they serve.

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Here's what you need to know about Microsoft Dynamics 365

Posted by Andrew Cheung on Dec 12, 2016 3:11:40 PM

Ever since Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 back in November, there has been a flurry of initial reactions, analysis, and rumors in the absence of concrete information about the product in the early stages of this rollout. With all this noise, it’s easy to understand why there is confusion among those in our industry. Well, fear no more. This post will give you a basic understanding of Dynamics 365 so that you can navigate through all the information out there.

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