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Planning for Salesforce Administrator Transitions

In the four years since starting BrightStep, nearly 100% of my clients have turned over their Salesforce administrator. Some of them twice. In fact, two of the project leads at two different clients gave notice in the past two months

Posted in Administration, Change Management, Implementation Success, Leadership, Planning, Staff

Upgrade Your Nonprofit When You Upgrade to NPSP3

Cross Posted from Salesforce.org: http://www.salesforce.org/upgrading-your-nonprofit-to-npsp-3-critical-questions-to-ask-yourself/

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Making Friends with A Mess: The Value of A Strategic Diagnostic for Salesforce

At BrightStep we get a lot of phone calls from nonprofit leaders who are struggling with a Salesforce database that they’ve had for some time. We call these “second-phase” implementations – those in which a nonprofit revamps its data tracking

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Leaving Luminate CRM (2 of 2)

Last week, we talked about what Luminate CRM means to nonprofits, and reasons why they leave.  This week, in a longer-than-usual fashion, we’ll review some basics for preparing to leave, how to start the departure, and tactics for what and

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Leaving Luminate CRM (1 of 2)

Through the years, I’ve implemented various forms of Common Ground and Luminate CRM for organizations large and small, and while there are good reasons to use them, there are equally good reasons to leave.  Right now, we’re getting many inquiries

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When to Choose Salesforce

I’ve spoken to many nonprofits in the past few months who are considering moving to using Salesforce for their organizations. They’ve asked me to convince them why to use Salesforce vs. another tool. I’ve been using the Salesforce platform for

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Posted in Adoption, Change Management, Implementation Success, Organizational Management, Planning

Salesforce: More than a Platform, An Approach

BrightStep Partners is heading to the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference today, and I’m excited to see some of the new tools and features available to our community – particularly to see what’s new around marketing engagement, advocacy and mass email

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