7 Reasons Salesforce1 is Better than Air Force One

Salesforce1 is landing in Washington, DC. I’ve had a blast telling people this over the last few weeks and hearing “The President’s plane always lands in Washington, DC.” I love it because then I get to explain this isn’t Air Force One, this is the Salesforce1 World Tour that is coming to DC, and in some ways it’s a lot better. Here’s 7 important reasons why:

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Innovative, Effective Solutions for Social Change – Innovationforce in DC

New innovative solutions for social change appear every day with advanced tools and technology for mobile, social, and collaborative interaction. A whole new landscape of options allows people around the world to instantly interact as they work together to tackle social challenges. As technology become more accessible, more organizations strive to take advantage of advanced tools, but often struggle with the new concepts, configurations and strategies it takes to be successful.

Join the Salesforce Foundation for InnovationForce +SocialGood in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 29 to learn from tech experts and NGO’s at the forefront of this wave of change as they share what they have learned through this exciting time.

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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2014

Did you know that Saturday is International Women’s Day? Sadly, I didn’t know until my coworker Cynthia informed me, but this day has been around for over 100 years!

Some additional fun facts about International Women’s Day:

    Observed around the world each year on March 8th.
    Began in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on March 19, 1911.
    Over 1 Million men and women attended the first International Women’s Day event in 1911.
    Serves as an opportunity to show appreciation for women and highlight women’s achievements.
    The Theme for 2014 is “Equality for women is progress for all.” and was selected by the United Nations.

For more fun facts, see the full timeline from 1911 through today at International Women’s Day’s website.

There are many ways you can get involved and celebrate International Women’s Day both online and by attending events in your area. If you can’t find an event close to you, you can still participate online using the #womensday and #IWD2014 hashtags which have produced over 26,000 tweets in the last week:

#womensday & #IWD2014 tweets the week of International Women's Day

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8 Reasons to Attend the NPO Engagement Party at #14NTC

NPO Engagement Party

We all know that the best part of any conference are the connections you make: those chance encounters in the Starbucks line or the hotel bar. Your days are packed with high-quality content and inspiring speakers, but at the end of the day it is those kindred spirits you meet in our zany nonprofit technology community that you will remember.

This is what Idealist Consulting’s Nonprofit Engagement Party is all about. It’s happening March 13 in DC during the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference. The Connected Cause is back as a sponsor, and all nonprofit organizations are invited (but space is limited, so RSVP soon).

Here are our top reasons to attend the #NPOEngagementParty:

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Going to #14NTC? So Are We!

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We’re excited that not only are we attending our first conference of the 2014 season, but all Connected Cause partners will be there! That’s right folks, if you’re heading to the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) you’ll get to see Heller Consulting, Firefly Partners and Idealist Consulting!!

Sessions We’re Looking Forward To Attending:

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