Three Free Campaign Apps to Kickstart Your Marketing Lists

Can’t afford a fancy marketing automation email app yet? Are your lists stale? Do you want to take your lists to the next level? Several years ago, I found these three, completely free apps on the Salesforce appexchange, and they made such an immediate impact on my org’s capability to create postal and email lists.

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Dreamforce 2016: where to find BrightStep


The team at BrightStep Partners is excited to be presenting and facilitating conversations among awesome admins everywhere this Dreamforce ’16. Here’s where you can find us presenting and speaking at the conference: Tuesday, 10/4: 11:00 – 11:40 am Community Meetup

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Salesforce Knowledge: Knowledge is Power


Google drive, Dropbox, box, computer storage wait… where is that document? For anyone that has ever spent more time looking for a document than it would actually take to read it, we recently came across a Salesforce tool that can

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Integrate, Import or Leave it Out? Strategies and Tactics for System Administrators

Organizations are often faced with questions about integrating disparate systems – but how can they take a strategic approach to understanding the how and why (or why not?) of integrating data? Furthermore sometimes a tool will have a so-called “integration”

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Nonprofit Tech Hacking

Can Nonprofit Tech Hacking replace the word “Accidental Admin” in our nomenclature? Read more at my Nonprofit Tech Hacking Blog Post at Classy.

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The End of the Accidental Techie

Jessica was working at a small and mighty nonprofit when the board made the decision to embark on a substantial new direction for the organization. Jessica was pretty darn good at running all direct service programs so when it was

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An Ending (Ascent)


Some of you already know this, and many of you don’t.  I’m departing BrightStep Partners this month, and June 30 will be my final day as full-time co-owner. So, what is the Next? First, I’m taking a little time off to

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