This time of year is all about dreaming big for the year ahead. At Idealist Consulting, a common thread in our 2014 goals is to both teach and learn more. Lofty goals indeed, but it just so happens that they fit in beautifully with a very concrete training: we’ll be offering our popular webinar, “Salesforce Basics for the Accidental Admin” every quarter in 2014, with the first course coming up January 22-23. Register now to learn how you can apply the native functionality of the Nonprofit Starter Pack to better leverage Salesforce at your organization.
We all know that an educated client is a better client – it’s why any consulting firm worth their salt will spend a great deal of time asking questions and making sure you’re comfortable with your shiny new technical solution. A lot of these conversations have to be customized to your organization and your business processes.
Over the years, however, we’ve also noticed that most nonprofits have a couple “Accidental Admins” – those brave souls who work in Salesforce on a daily basis and have been soldiering through but never really got basic training on how it all fits together. This course is focused on native functionality of the Nonprofit Starter Pack and there’s no better place to get your footing.Read More
After you have worked so hard to plan an event for your nonprofit, ensure that the event goes off without any major issues all you want to do is sit back and relax, right? Wrong. There is still so much to be done! From creating and nurturing new relationships to calculating whether your event really was a success to planning your next event, it is never ending! Thankfully Ian Hayes, Causeview’s President & CEO has some great tips in today’s interview to help you with the next steps after your event. He’s previously given us tips on tools to help you manage the registration and checking in during the event as well as tricks to making your event memorable, so we can’t wait to hear how he measures an event’s success.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
Every company, brand, even tv show, is competing for the attention of their audience these days. Many people often have their smart phones, tablets and laptops with them and on at all times engaging with friends, family and followers online. We’ve heard from many nonprofit organizations that they are also looking at how they can create deeper relationships with their constituents. Luckily for them, the innovative technology options and tools that are widely available make it easier to build and manage these relationships. To learn more about how to build these deeper relationships, The Connected Cause is hosting a free, two-part webinar series with guests 2DIALOG and Heller Consulting on December 3rd and 4th. Register now to learn how you can help your nonprofit develop a strategy to take your relationship-building and propel your mission to the next level.Read More