Our Services

Fusion has a strong commitment to the clients we serve and the partners we work with. We focus our efforts on being a solution partner, which means we ask, we listen, we recommend and we deliver. As a nonprofit organization whose ultimate purpose is to help other organizations succeed, our client, partner and participant success is a direct reflection of our success. We offer the following services to support government agencies, nonprofits, educational institutions, and other civic or private organizations that support the public good.

EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

Large or small, local or national, in-person or virtual we can help with any or all of your event planning needs to ensure success for you and your participants.

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ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT

Administrative and organizational support to nonprofit associations, organizations and collaborative initiatives that are aligned with Fusion’s mission and purpose.

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Event Planning & Management Services 

Event Planning & Support Services

Our experienced team can help your organization plan events from start to finish, or anything in between. Review our full suite of event services and let us know how we can help!

Program Design and Planning

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Based on 40+ years of experience, we have developed a streamlined and successful process for event planning and management. We know what works, what to ask, and what to do when unexpected problems arise. Services include:

  • Conduct a thorough discovery and needs assessment
  • Create and manage a comprehensive project plan and budget
  • Identify theme and research availability and cost of keynote/plenary speakers
  • Program/agenda development or enhancement
  • Identify topics and facilitate the open call and/or selection process of presenters
  • Facilitate planning and debrief meetings
  • Develop evaluation tools and processes

Conference & Meeting Management

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Want to participate in your event instead of manage it? We will handle all logistics before, during and after your event. This includes working with the venue staff to layout and prepare the site, determining and placing food and beverage orders, coordinating audio/visual requirements, and ensuring proper flow of the event. Additionally, we will be on site to handle participant needs, troubleshoot issues and ensure your event goes as planned. Services include:

  • Research availability and cost of potential in-person or virtual venues
  • Handle all facility/virtual platform, A/V and speaker/presenter arrangements
  • Manage speaker/presenter information and logistics
  • Organize special events and tours
  • Obtain accreditation if appropriate
  • Coordinate and train volunteers
  • Provide onsite or virtual venue, speaker and volunteer management

Marketing & Communications

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Through email campaigns, targeted social media posts, paid media and print we will present your event information to a wide range of potential attendees. Services include:

  • Develop brand guidelines and marketing plans including identifying target audiences and marketing channels
  • Create and disseminate promotional materials
  • Develop and implement electronic marketing and social media promotions
  • Advertising
  • Develop media plans, distribute press releases and handle media relations
  • Reach out to prospective attendees, exhibitors and sponsors
  • Oversee conference website and event app services
  • Create final program, signage and other day-of visual elements

Sponsor / Tradeshow Marketing & Management

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Through research, list generation, personal outreach efforts, and targeted email campaigns, we will present your event information to potential sponsors and exhibitors, creating value-added information and support for your conference or expo. We know how to design an event that will attract and retain key companies and organizations as sponsors and exhibitors. Services include:

  • Develop sponsor / exhibitor benefit packages and prospectus
  • Determine target sponsors / exhibitors, financial and program participation goals
  • Conduct thorough outreach campaign to prospective sponsors / exhibitors
  • Assist sponsors / exhibitors with registration and information
  • Fulfillment of sponsor benefits before, during and after event
  • Design exhibitor floor layout and assign booths (in-person or virtual)
  • Oversee exhibitor check-in and registration
  • Serve onsite for questions and troubleshooting
  • Manage set up and tear down

Registration Management & Attendee Engagement

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Having managed 100’s of events over the past 40 years, we have perfected the art of attendee registration. Through our online registration system, your attendees, sponsors / exhibitors and speakers can register, pay and receive an immediate confirmation email and subsequent pre-event communications. Services include:

  • Build, test and implement comprehensive online registration
  • Create customizable attendee and financial reports
  • Provide responsive, expert customer service to answer questions and concerns.
  • Develop and implement attendee communication plan
  • Prepare final registration list, name badges, meal tickets, etc.
  • Assemble participant, exhibitor and sponsor materials and packets
  • Manage onsite registration
  • Produce post-event registration report and financial reconciliation

Organizational Support Services

Organizational Support Services

Our services, which include fiscal sponsorship, financial management, marketing and communications, office support and association management, offer critical capacity-building support for organizations or initiatives that are working to make positive change in their communities.

Association Management

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Looking for an association management company to help run your organization? Combine our event & organizational support services into a cost-effective solution to augment your staff and/or volunteers. Our experienced staff can run your day-to-day operations, while allowing you to focus on what matters most – the mission, vision and strategic goals that have been set. Don’t need full management services? No problem! You may mix and match any of our services to meet the needs and budget of your association / organization – we are not an all or nothing partner. Submit an RFP to get the conversation started.

Financial Management

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Fusion Learning Partners can serve as a fiscal agent* for your organization, providing the following accounting and fiscal recording keeping services:

  • Annual Budgeting
  • Revenue and Expense Accounting
  • Purchasing and Bill Payment
  • Cash Flow Projections and Assistance
  • Monthly Financial Statements and Reports
  • Annual tax and legal filings

*Fusion tracks project income and expenses using a unique naming and coding strategy to account for financial activities separately from other Fusion programs or operations. Fusion accounts for all income and expenses on an accrual basis, meaning transactions are recorded when income is earned and when expenses are incurred and not when cash is increased or decreased.

Fiscal Sponsorship

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Fusion Learning Partners offers our  legal and  tax-exempt  status to groups or initiatives engaged in activities related to our mission of inspiring innovation for the greater good. Using a fiscal sponsorship arrangement offers a way for your group or initiative to attract donors and accept donations/grants on your behalf even when it is not yet recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Fusion Learning Partners will serve as your administrative “home” for the duration of the initiative or until your group receives its own tax-exempt charitable status.

Marketing & Communications

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Our experienced marketing and communications team can help your organization tell its story, build recognition and increase engagement through:

  • Build and/or Execute a Strategic Marketing & Communications Plan
  • Content Development
  • Creative Writing and Editing
  • Digital and Email Marketing
  • Podcast / Videocast
  • Public / Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Video
  • Web Design, Administration and Maintenance

Office Support Services

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While you and your team of volunteers are busy fundraising and developing your organization, let us help you with the day-to-day details:

  • Meeting Coordination and Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Database / Spreadsheet Development & Maintenance
  • Copying and Printing
  • And More

Top 5 Reasons to Partner with Fusion

1. Mission Focused

Fusion Learning Partners sets itself apart as a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing the missions of other nonprofit and public sector organizations.

We aim to form mutually beneficial, long-standing relationships with all those we serve through our work! We understand your needs and are philosophically aligned with your mission to support the people you serve.

2. Community Reputation

Fusion Learning Partners has built relationships with key public, private and community leaders across multiple sectors that we can leverage in the planning and support of your events and/or initiatives. Our goal is to create mutually beneficial relationships for both our partners and connections. Through supporting your work, we believe we can play an important role in fostering outcomes that will ultimately help create needed change and positive action in our communities.

We take great pride in our reputation and are passionate about the work we do and the impact our efforts have on the careers & lives of those who are served through the partnership & services we provide. Together we can play an important role in fostering outcomes that will ultimately help create needed change and positive action in our communities.

3. Innovative Solutions

As a nonprofit organization, we recognize the need to be smart & effective in both what we do and how we spend. Our aim is to create efficiencies and save money while maintaining quality in both our operations and the events & services we provide.

We offer full-service solutions and can handle all your educational event and/or organizational support service needs. Let our experienced staff run the day-to-day operations, while you to focus on what matters most – your mission, vision and strategic goals.

4. Exceptional Service

Service is at the heart of our mission & purpose and is critical to a successful partnership. A collaborative approach on all events & services, brings our collective experience to the table ensuring our partners capitalize on the best solutions and attendees & participants have a meaningful experience.

We value both positive & constructive feedback we receive from our clients and use it to foster an effective partnership. Our ultimate purpose is to help other organizations succeed and your success is a direct reflection of our success.

5. Extensive Experience

For 40+ years, Fusion Learning Partners has been a leader in connecting, convening and engaging individuals & organizations with educational events and organizational support services.

We are a dedicated team of professionals with extensive experience in adult continuing education, event management, marketing & communications, strategic planning & organizational development and business operations & financial management.

HOW CAN FUSION HELP YOU?

 Send us a quick message to start the conversation! 

1380 Energy Lane, Suite 206, St. Paul, MN 55108 

+1-651-222-7409 

Support@fusionlp.org 

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