Working with so many nonprofits using Salesforce, we’ve seen lots of different configurations for how they choose to manage files. Many organizations continue to use a “share drive” which is maintained by their IT department. Others realize the benefit of having a cloud-based solution, and many ask us which one is “best” for integrating with Salesforce. I won’t go so far as to describe which is best, but rather, give a rundown of some popular options (knowing there are MANY more) and describing how they interface with Salesforce. As I mentioned in my Spring ’14 Release Notes post, I’m quite excited about Salesforce Files (beta), which will make integrating with all of these options better and more seamless. For now, here is a quick description of some options with highlights of their features as well as some considerations for their use.Read More
We’ve already discussed how there are many factors to consider when selecting a Content Management System (CMS) as well as the nonprofit online ecosystem and how your CMS fits into your overall strategy, now it’s time to dive into the specifics and look at which CMS solution is right for your nonprofit organization.
We are going to start by taking a look at Site.com which is a proprietary CMS built to integrate directly with Salesforce.com. This user-friendly tool can easily be used by staff that do not have highly technical backgrounds.Read More
Yesterday, NTEN.org’s Nonprofit Technology Conference slowly came to an end. What a whirlwind 3 days! Since the conference started on Thursday, there have been over 17,425 #14NTC tweets!! This is the biggest conference on record with over 2,000 attendees, so that’s a lot of tweets per attendee!
The top twitter handles mentioned yesterday were:Read More
Phew! This was an exhausting day 2 of #14NTC – and we mean that in the best way possible! So many great sessions, that were packed!
— Andrea Schiavone (@AndreaCucchiara) March 13, 2014
— Darcey Rakestraw (@darceyrakestraw) March 14, 2014
— Daniel Buckley (@dbuckley321) March 14, 2014
Just goes to show that NTEN has put together some great panels full of amazing speakers with tons of knowledge to share.Read More
What a first day! I know many of you were here yesterday attending the early sessions on drupal etc, but for many of us, this Thursday was our first day here in Washington DC for the National Technology Conference.
For a newbie, such as myself, I really enjoyed seeing the camaraderie and friendship between corporations, organizations and providers. Everyone knows each other!!
While I haven’t personally spent a lot of time in the science fair, I have enjoyed tweeting with everyone during the sessions. There have been a lot of great things to share! Some of the sessions have been so packed that people are crowding the doorways just to hear what the speakers are sharing, so I’m happy so many people are sharing what they are learning. Attendees have tweeted so much that #14NTC was trending yesterday:
— Jereme Bivins (@jcbivins) March 13, 2014
While many attendees tweeted the correct #14NTC hashtag, it appears that a few people didn’t get the memo:
— NTEN (@NTENorg) March 13, 2014
Ay yay yay – it’s almost the end of March! Remember that pledge you took as you cleared your desk for some holiday time off? Your cup full of eggnog, your fist raised to the sky as you said “It’s going to be different in 2014! We are going to focus on doing the right things for our online engagement programs! We’re going to plan, collaborate and use data to drive programmatic decision-making!”
How’s that working out for you so far? I feel your pain – it’s tough to remain proactive in a reactive world. No matter what is making you feel stuck, there are a few things that will help you get a bit of traction today. You might be an Accidental Techie and aren’t really sure where to start. Maybe you’re a thinker and a planner and know what to do but you need stakeholder buy-in. Perhaps you’re faced with lots of online priorities and a limited budget.Read More