There are approximately 850 million visits each year to American museums, which is more than the attendance for all major league sporting events and theme parks combined (483 million in 2011)!! With this many visits a year it’s no wonder social media, keeping up with exciting and innovative exhibits and staying connected to the consumer is top of mind.
More organizations than ever before are choosing to move their ERP and CRM solutions to the cloud. This then raises the question of ‘which cloud?’ With Altus Dynamics’ industry focus on non-profits and public sector organizations we get it can be confusing trying to understand what cloud is best for you – public, private or hybrid.
At Altus Dynamics we have always focused heavily on customer satisfaction with service and support. It is at the core of our operations and what we do every day and we have been recognised by Microsoft multiple times for this effort, awarding us the IMPACT Award in 2011 and 2012 for Customer Experience Partner of the Year.
Non-profits are an important and growing part of Canada, accounting for 8% of our economy. Due to the aging population and an increase in diversity, the Canadian economy is becoming more service oriented – so Canadians are demanding more social services, more recreation and culture, and more public services such as poverty alleviation.
Over 12,000 conference attendees descended upon Atlanta to kickoff Microsoft Convergence 2015 last week. The excitement began with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivering the opening keynote, highlighting how Microsoft technology empowers people, organizations and industries to achieve more. We got a look at Office 2016, Delve, and Azure Internet of Things (IoT) – all tools designed to make organizations more efficient.
As a first timer at Microsoft’s Convergence conference, I had high expectations for the vendors and seminars that were listed online. The website provided some high-level overview of the sessions but not much depth so I hoped for the best as I have heard nothing but good things from former attendees. As I boarded the plane to Atlanta, I could tell that this was going to be a big event. Half of the plane was representing Microsoft as a partner or customer and conversations were going non-stop about products, implementations and a wish list for the conference.
We had another successful year with our annual client conference, Altus Alliance, and we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our customers and sponsors who make this conference possible to run every year.
As our annual conference, Altus Alliance, is quickly approaching it got me thinking about the importance of continued learning and training. As someone who has always believed and supported life-long learning, I thought I would share my top three reasons organizations should invest in employee training.
Are you a non-profit Foundation looking for a better way to manage your donations and grants? Often a Foundation can struggle when there is a lack of easy to use tools to manage funds, grants, and donations. Take a lack of tools and add the pressure of reporting from funders and you’ve got a long list of challenging tasks to manage your Foundation.