Altus Dynamics Blog

Your Human Services IT System May be Putting You at Risk: 5 Identifiers that You Should Look For

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Sep 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM


Sometimes risks are good. If people didn’t take risks, we would have far less cool inventions or extreme sports. But taking risks when it comes to your organization, and specifically the software you use to keep everything running smoothly, is a whole other ball game. If your organization is running on decades-old software, you could be exposed to risks that could be potentially devastating to your organization, your staff, and the clients you serve. And while we understand that many human service organizations operate their administration on a shoestring budget so that funding can be channeled into services, some risks are too great to take and may end up costing you more in the long run. Not sure if your system poses a threat to your organization? Here are 5 identifiers that your current software could be exposing your organization to risk:

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Buyer Beware: 5 Ways Your Scheduling Tool May Actually Be Making You Do More Work

Posted by Andrew Cheung on Sep 27, 2016 9:03:00 AM

As you may know, the world of employee scheduling is currently going through a digital revolution, which has brought with it a plethora of scheduling software solutions. While there are many stand-alone scheduling software solutions that claim to make scheduling easier, they may actually increase your workload instead of reduce it since these solutions are not connected to a comprehensive, integrated solution. 

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Humans of Altus - Inga Bagrinceve

Posted by Kevin Dayno on Sep 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Welcome to another edition of Humans of Altus! In our last segment we spoke with Yousuf Khan and John Koo about their roles in our Support Department and what they most enjoy about it. This time I had the chance to sit down with the newest member of our team, Inga Bagrinceve, who is working as an Application Consultant in our Professional Services Department. Read on to see what she had to say about working at Altus and what she most enjoys about her position:

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The Financial Impacts of the New Federal Overtime Laws and How Nonprofits Can Adjust Accordingly

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Sep 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

If you work for a Nonprofit in the United States, you have likely heard that new federal overtime laws/rules are coming into effect December 2016. They affect how you categorize the professionals in your sector - “Exempt” or “Non-Exempt” - and how they’re paid, whether through set salaries or through hourly wages that include overtime for hours worked over 40. If reading that sentence makes you want to hyperventilate into a paper bag for a few minutes, you’re not alone.

Topics: Non-Profit, Finance Read More

The Alliance 2017 Schedule is Released and Registration is Now Open!

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Sep 19, 2016 11:10:08 AM

January – a month of snow, resolutions for the new year, and our annual Alliance conference!

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"Find a Funder" Series: TD

Posted by Davis Campbell on Sep 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Welcome back to our "Find a Funder" blog series!

For this installment of the series, we are profiling a multinational banking and financial services corporation that provides funding to Canadian not-for-profit organizations: Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)

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Altus is proud to be speaking at the ANCOR Technology Summit

Posted by Kevin Dayno on Sep 15, 2016 9:13:48 AM

Altus is committed to empowering our clients through technology, which means ensuring that the products we offer are on the cutting edge of innovation and deliver tangible results to our clients. One way we accomplish this is by staying in the loop. Whether it be through communicating with existing clients or meeting other professionals in the Human Services industry, we believe it’s important to hear from people, first hand, how technology can help them continuously provide excellent services to the communities they serve. ANCOR’s Technology Summit provides an excellent opportunity to do just that.

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Top Tips for Graduate Recruitment on a Budget

Posted by Cait Abernethy on Sep 12, 2016 3:43:14 PM

Here at Altus, we’re always on the lookout for new talent. This can come in a number of different forms such as experienced industry professionals, those looking for a career change (bringing with them a wealth of experience from other industries), or recent university graduates. We, as well as many of our clients, have found that graduates are not only a great way to fill entry-level roles in an organization, but they also bring a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, and are determined to work hard to progress their careers.

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The Altus Ideas Portal - A Bright Idea

Posted by Dhebi Hay on Sep 8, 2016 9:30:00 AM

At Altus, we don’t take shots in the dark when deciding what should be added to our product roadmap. In case you're unfamiliar with the term, a product roadmap is a technology development plan that matches the goals or needs of organizations within our client base with specific technology solutions to help them meet those goals. All of the additions or improvements we make to our product roadmap, and subsequently our technology, derive from what we know would make our clients' jobs easier and more efficient. 

Topics: Feature Release, Customer Community Read More

How Human Service Organizations can Build Stronger Community Partnerships

Posted by Stefanie Gause on Sep 7, 2016 9:34:41 AM

This article was original published in the July/August edition of ANCOR Links.

Human Service organizations have a long history of collaborating with one another, and such partnerships are much more common than partnerships among businesses in the private sector. In part, that's because for-profit businesses often view one another as competition; by contrast, human services frequently view working together as mutually advantageous.

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