By Eric McCune

Cloud for Good is at the 7th Annual Higher Education Summit in San Diego, California. This Salesforce.org summit is where you can find education, innovation and community all in one place. Spanning over 3 days, this summit is a celebration where everyone comes together to share ideas, make new connections and ultimately, leave inspired.   

Our team of Goodies are here to share our Salesforce knowledge, leading circle of success sessions, sharing our stories in the expo hall and meeting lots of great folks at happy hours.  

Key Announcements from Day 1 Keynote: 

Below are some highlights from the opening day’s keynote address at the Higher Ed Summit 2019: 

New Salesforce Advisor Link (SAL) Features:

  • Appointment Status Tracking 
  • Appointment Queueing  
  • Student Launchpad  
  • Degree Plan view 
  • Success Plan templates 

SAL is also expanding to Europe and is being rolled out to various institutions across EMEA.  

HEDA is no longer HEDA: Introducing Education Data Architecture! (EDA)

Many of our clients leverage the previously-named Higher Education Data Architecture for their Salesforce implementations which shifts the focus of the platform to the student lifecycle.  

Moving to EDA is as symbolic as it is practical – many organizations can benefit from this student-centric architecture, not just higher education institutions. Here at Cloud for Good, we leverage HEDA across various use-cases, from youth education programs to Advancement. 

Gift Entry Manager (GEM) – Generally Available Summer 2019

For those of you in love with (H)EDA (see above announcement) and in Advancement, this is welcome news. GEM will provide some of the best, and additional, functionality traditionally leveraged through the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) now in Education Cloud Architecture. Key features include a built-out single gift entry screen as well as an out of the box batch gift entry screen. Stay tuned to our blog where we’ll have a deep-dive on GEM to be posted shortly.  

Where You Can Find Us 

Are you at the summit too? We would love to meet you. Make sure to find us and say hello. Our Goodies will be at the following scheduled events.  

Expo Hall

Throughout the entire summit, our team can be found in the expo hall. We are part of a cool Salesforce challenge, so make sure to visit us for a chance win prizes. You can find our booth on the right side of the hall, near Theater #2.   

On April 16th at 2:30 PM, find us at the Quad Theater #1

Join Harvard University CRM Strategist, Corey Snow and Cloud for Good Account Executive, Eric McCune to learn how you can Power Up Your Academic Research Centers with Salesforce. 

Like many research institutions, Harvard University is comprised of many departments, schools, affiliated programs, and initiatives furthering a wealth of diverse missions. Come join Harvard University’s Corey Snow and Cloud for Good to hear more about how Ariadne Labs, Harvard Catalyst, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs are all leveraging the Salesforce platform to power up their mission. We’ll also dive into other use-cases for research centers interested in leveraging the Salesforce platform to improve their work, and the world. 

On April 17th, we will be at three Circles of Success in Workshop #4 (Aqua 310AB)

  • At 2:30 PM, join Senior Cloud Consultant, Robert Sobalvarro to discuss Higher Ed Email Marketing Made Easier with Automation 
  • At 3:30 PM, join Director of Professional Services, Steven Lowrey to discuss Building a Center of Excellence  
  • At 4:30 PM, join Director of Professional Services, Steven Lowrey again, now to discuss Data Governance for Higher Ed 

Cloud for Good is also hosting an Advancement Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:30 PM.

This happy hour is for advancement professionals only by invitation. Space is limited so please RSVP! Care to join? please contact jennifer.tate@cloud4good.com

To learn more about where to find us and what we are learning, visit our Higher Education Summit landing page and follow us on Twitter.

Eric McCune

Eric McCune

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