Cloud for Good



Catch A Wave and You’re Sitting on Top of the World

The Salesforce Analytics Cloud (aka Wave) is a strong contender for organizations that are already using Salesforce for some aspect of running their business. Wave allows organizations to pre-define dashboards and reports (called Lenses) based on data contained within Salesforce and imported from other systems, but it’s real power is that those tools aren’t static; users can drill into the data in different ways in order to answer different questions about how their business is doing.

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Data Proofing Your Salesforce Data

Data is a nonprofits best friend and should be treated as one of it’s most powerful tools. Consider the information your organization may be recording on its donors, constituents, and programs. It is easy to understand that the data must be of the highest quality in order for it to be used effectively and lead to measurable success and growth. However, data entry is often a tedious job; left as a side thought to the other work that needs to get done.

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The Secret to A Successful Nonprofit EcoSystem

Integration is when your cloud apps can seamlessly share data between each other. When this happens, there is no need to log in and out of different cloud apps or to copy information manually from your CRM (like Salesforce) to your accounting app (like Intacct or Quickbooks). There are a lot of cloud apps and services that offer “integration” but there are a few nonprofit specific points that must be met by the service in order to yield a fully functioning ecosystem.

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting (Salesforce)

If you were drawn to this article, you likely have a little bundle of cloud-based joy on the way. Congratulations! After a few months of preparation, you’re going to have a new system in your life that will bring you years of joy (or, at the very least, productivity) for years to come.

But before the big day comes, there are a few things we should talk about.

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