Cloud for Good is pleased to announce the State of Salesforce Within the Nonprofit Sector 2016 Report is now available. Get your copy today!
At Cloud for Good it has been exciting to work with clients to help them envision what they can do with communities, make those visions a reality, and see the very real impact they have on the groups and areas they serve.
In the effort to increase the diversity of technology companies, one area where efforts often break down is the hiring process. We would like to share some practical suggestions that worked for our team. Hopefully, our experience will be helpful to others in increasing the diversity of your team, whether it is racial, gender, sexual orientation or another dimension of diversity you are seeking.
Donating to a charity is a great way to ensure that their mission is accomplished, but there is something so much more rewarding about being able to volunteer your time, and sometimes sweat, to a cause that is near and dear to your heart. As our lives become increasingly busier as we take on careers, family and hobbies, it can be hard to find a time that works for you and an organization to volunteer your time. Depending on the areas that your chosen organization serves, weekends may not be an available option. Lucky for me, Cloud For Good recognizes this and allows time off from work for employees to volunteer in their communities.
It took 11 years, but salesforce.com finally created an “Admin Zone” at their annual Dreamforce conference. They have a Developer Zone for the coders, a Foundation Zone dedicated to their nonprofit customers, a Small and Medium Business Zone and now one for Admins. Don’t get me wrong, salesforce.com wasn’t ignoring System Administrators in previous years. There have always been plenty of sessions dedicated to administrators of all skill levels. But having an Admin Zone and an Admin Keynote dedicated to administrators was recognition that Admins are a key resource for any organization, nonprofit or otherwise.
You are the Community that sets Salesforce apart as a an exceptional customer company. Don’t believe me? See how your involvement makes the product grow.
One of the best advantages Salesforce has is its awesome community. The Salesforce community is the place for you to find great resources at no cost (yes, FREE). At Dreamforce 2012, I led a session together with fellow Salesforce MVPs, Jennifer Phillips, Bryan Boroughf, and Matt Brown called Getting to Know the Community (#GTKTC). During the session, we shared many resources available in the community.
Tal Frankfurt is leading two information-packed sessions at Dreamforce 2012, we hope and I hope that you’ll be able to join us!