Matt Fish

Recent Posts

From Skateboard to Car: Why Agile Development Matters

Posted on 3/28/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

Software platforms that don’t evolve over time or stay up to date with current digital trends are at a disadvantage in the global marketplace. Because of this, many developers are implementing more adaptive tactics into their building process. The resulting method, commonly referred to as Agile, is best understood through the “Skateboard to Car” analogy.

Discover why Agile matters through the “Skateboard to Car” analogy:

Read more

5 Things First-Time Summer Camp Parents Must Do

Posted on 3/16/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

The first day of spring is approaching fast, which means that summer is just around the corner. It’s a busy time of year for camp organizations, who are in the thick of registration season. For first-time camp parents, the process of selecting the right summer camp option can be tricky, but fear not: a helpful guide through the biggest do's and don'ts is here.

Discover 5 things first-time summer camp parents must do:

Read more

Creating a Loop of High Engagement in Parks and Recreation

Posted on 3/12/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Even though the majority of residents consider the services offered by their local Parks and Recreation agency to be a valuable community asset, many are mired in a downward spiral of engagement. We previously outlined specific issues that have led to diminishing participation numbers in the Parks and Rec space; however, recognizing the problem is only half the battle – eventually, you must start coming up with solutions.

Discover how to create a loop of high engagement in Parks and Rec: Read more

4 Business and Career Tips For Women, By Women

Posted on 3/8/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Today is International Women’s Day, a worldwide event that celebrates the accomplishments made by women from all walks of life and continues to push for gender equality. At Amilia, we’re proud to have lots of strong, gifted women who hold key positions within our company. They are invaluable members of the team and, on this important occasion, we asked some of them to pass along some words of wisdom to the ladies who are just beginning their journey in the business world.

Discover four business and career tips for women, by women who work at Amilia:

Read more

Why Parks and Recreation Engagement is in a Downward Spiral

Posted on 3/6/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

It’s no secret that Parks and Recreation is a much-loved aspect of any city, especially in North America. In fact, an exclusive research study conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Paysafe and Amilia found that 62% of all respondents in both Canada and the United States believe green and open leisure spaces "are essential in their choice of city."

However, the question must be asked: why isn't that enthusiasm translating into higher turnout rates for activities or services? Better still, why doesn't the high praise help generate increased revenue? The answer is that many Parks and Rec organizations are struggling to consistently engage residents of their municipality.

Discover the main factors that have influenced why Parks and Recreation is in a downward spiral of engagement:

Read more

Amilia's 99.99 Percent Uptime: Why it Matters

Posted on 3/2/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

We’ve all been there: you type a website URL into your browser, only to be met with a homepage that won’t load. Sometimes, you’ll be greeted with a message saying the site you’re trying to access is experiencing a technical overload, otherwise known as “downtime.” These extended blackout periods are, without a doubt, a situation every online vendor wants to avoid.

Read more

5 Cheer Club Management Strategies That Work

Posted on 2/28/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

The world of cheerleading is incredibly competitive, with clubs constantly searching for that new, innovative tools to add to their arsenal. Competitors learning techniques from a younger age, often using programs that run intensive activities all year long. It can be tough to manage every aspect of a cheerleading operation in such a fast-paced environment; fortunately, there are some simple strategies that can help you take your business to the next level.

Read more

5 Concerns You're Not Addressing in Your Camp's Newsletter

Posted on 3/7/16 12:52 PM by Matt Fish

With summer camp season just around the corner, it's time to connect with your campers and their families by way of a newsletter or email outlining all the need-to-know information before the first day. Are you really sending out all the details that parents and their kids need to know in advance of your start date? Lots of vital tidbits often get left out but definitely shouldn't.

Discover 5 concerns you're not addressing in your camp's newsletter: 

Read more