Hard to believe that #GivingTuesday just had their second annual event this year. Philanthropy.com is reporting that there were over 10,000 nonprofits who participated this year, while 2012 saw only 2,500 participating organizations. There were so many tweets on Tuesday, you’d have thought this has been going on for years! I was curious to see how much they grew through their social efforts from 2012 to 2013, and using Topsy.com I was able to find out.Read More
At Heller Consulting , we often find ourselves managing projects where we are bringing an organization from disparate systems into a centralized system or Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) System. After so many implementations, we believe we’ve found the most effective sequence for approaching a CRM implementation.Read More
With so many conferences, meet-ups and tweet-ups out there, more and more people seem to be adding ‘event manager’ to their job description these days, and nonprofit employees are no different.
Last week we interviewed the President & CEO of the Salesforce app Causeview, Ian Hayes, about event management and how your nonprofit can better understand your event. Ian has a passion for simplifying technology to help organizations operate more efficiently and he started Breakeven for the nonprofit sector after learning about the generous donations that Salesforce makes to organizations. Today Ian is going to share with us some things to consider when looking for a tool to help you plan, manage and run your upcoming events.Read More
Last week was a blast following along with the #DF13 hashtag. On Monday we compared what services people were using to share their images via Twitter (the results may surprise you), on Tuesday Marc Benioff was incredible quotable throughout his keynote presentation, Wednesday brought us Sheryl Sandberg who told us to stop calling little girls bossy and Thursday was all about the hackathon and the million dollar prize .Read More
Wow! Hard to believe Dreamforce is over. It went by so quickly! The Connected Cause had a blast this year with both Heller Consulting and Idealist Consulting attending the event.
We (The Connected Cause) were a sponsor of the NPO Engagement Party and specifically the photo booth. Here’s a pic of yours truly, along with the pic above:
Told you we had a blast!
Beyond the parties and rock shows, a big theme at Dreamforce this year was women in technology, from the keynote fireside chats with Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, to the many networking events for women and the #LeanIn chats, women were at the forefront of many sessions.
Below are the four different perspectives from employees at Heller Consulting. Some of them experienced Dreamforce for the first time, while others are veterans having been to at least 3 of the past Dreamforce events. Here are their thoughts on #DF13:
The holiday season is upon us and later this week after spending Thanksgiving with friends and family celebrating what we are thankful for, many will wait in lines on Friday to get the best Black Friday deals, while others will wait to finish their holiday shopping on Cyber Monday. Shopping with friends and family has become tradition for many and since this is the season for tradition, 92Y and the UN Foundation are looking to start a new tradition with the second annual Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3rd.Read More
Thursday was much quieter day at #DF13 than I was expecting, with the expo halls closing early and sessions ending in the afternoon, but there were still 15,004 tweets!
The top 4 most mentioned Twitter names should come as no surprise, but @SherylSandberg rounding out the top 5 was a bit interesting. Looks like the women attending #DF13 enjoyed the #LeanIn circles on Thursday morning and people continued to retweet quotes from her fireside chat from Wednesday, mentioning her on Twitter 241 times.
Over 1,500 tweets on day 4 of Dreamforce contained @Dreamforce ‘s Twitter name and @Salesforce was mentioned 1,076 times as well. Marc @Benioff ‘s account was tweeted 584 times, but we are pretty sure most of those were just talking about his awesome shoes ! @DeepakChopra ‘s afternoon keynote session was wildly popular, with 446 mentions and many people saying they weren’t able to get a seat in his conference room.Read More
Dreamforce is slowly coming to an end, and what an amazing three days it has been! Wednesday brought us 29,193 #DF13 tweets which is slightly lower than the 41,000 tweets from Tuesday , but still higher than the 24,000 tweets we analyzed on Monday.
The tweets streamed through evenly all day long as attendees were active during all of the keynote presentations with brands like Stanley Black & Decker showing off how they are creating connected power tools and using Salesforce1 to augment the user experience on mobile and get the customer faster assistance. Honeywell was another manufacturer showing off their new connected thermostat that could be controlled via an app on their iPhone.Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard by now about the debacle that happened with the launching of Healthcare.gov. There’s no sugar-coating it – it’s been a very public facing disaster of a program that was hard fought and hard won for the Obama administration.
Why am I bringing this up, do you ask? Because one of my colleagues sent me this article about the launch of the website and when I read it, one thing really jumped out to me: there were 55 vendors involved in building that website (55!) and not one party responsible for ensuring their coordination and collaboration on the launch of one of the most highly anticipated websites in the history of the United States.Read More
During the keynote on Tuesday, Marc Benioff confirmed the attendance of Dreamforce this year was 135,000 people. On Tuesday, Salesforce also live streamed the keynote sessions to an additional 10,000+ people, which in total is an increase of 55,000 people over last year! The live stream included all of the keynote presentations with Marc Benioff in the morning and Marissa Mayer in the evening. While day 1 saw an impressive 24,922 #DF13 tweets , day 2 produced even more of a reaction from attendees with over 41,000 tweets!
Since there were only 90,000 attendees at Dreamforce last year, I was curious how #DF13 compared to #DF12, so I compared the two using Topsy.com. During the month of September in 2012 the #DF12 hashtag was used a total of 116,212 times with the peak day being Wednesday, September 18 with 31,181 tweets. So far #DF13 has already seen 92,513 tweets in November with yesterday being the biggest day with 41,887 tweets.Read More