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FuseSocial: Stronger Together
Collaborating For Greater Community Impact
“IN THE BEGINNING THERE WERE THREE….” and so the story goes about the pioneering merger that led to the launch of FuseSocial in December 2013. There are an estimated 195 social profit organizations in Wood Buffalo, of which 70 are registered charities. There is an ongoing debate about whether there are too many social profit organizations in Canada, which I will not discuss here, but certainly the multiplicity of organizations dealing with similar issues in silos may sometimes limit the intensity of their impact on community.
FuseSocial emerged from the natural progression of a successful partnership between three of our community assets: Leadership Wood Buffalo, Nonprofit Sector Link and Volunteer Wood Buffalo. The merger was as strategic process, carefully planned and thought through. The three entities discovered that integrating their operations will not only enhance their value to community, but will also align their backbone oriented mandates towards strengthening the impact of the entire social profit sector.
For that reason, FuseSocial evolved with a fundamental value proposition: to amplify the capacity of Wood Buffalo’s social profit sector by providing centralized backbone support that will enable individuals and organizations to innovate to meet the needs of a rapidly changing community. Our focus will include:
- Development of research and data management tools that will lead to sector wide program innovation.
- Expanded professional development programs to leverage and raise the skills of front line teams.
- Leveraging sector wide best practices to improve overall community performance.
Our value proposition is the guiding force behind several initiatives that provide unique value for our sector and community. There are multiple pieces of our work, a sampling of which is provided below:
As we continue to chart our organization’s course as an asset for our sector and community, we invite you to connect with us @FuseSocialYMM or firstname.lastname@example.org
On one hand, FuseSocial is still new and its story is still being written, as is the rich history of this vibrant regional community we call home. Yet, we do know that we would like the story to end with the following lines: “…a stronger social profit sector. Creating value for Wood Buffalo. Forever!”