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The Career Playground

A friend of mine recently asked some advice about helping her son transition into work in technology. She knew I was deeply immersed in tech and Salesforce, and figured that I could help him position himself from a non-tech role

Posted in Implementation Success

5 Priorities for Every Solo Salesforce Admin

by Megan Himan and Vered Meir A funny thing happens when you’re a solo administrator managing your organization’s use of Salesforce: 1) no one has any idea of what you actually do, and 2) no one can really write a

Posted in Implementation Success

Data Tools for Every Salesforce Task

Picture this scene – I’m in a hotel room, with my trusty Mac. My favorite PC – bought solely for data-upload related work (some programs still don’t work on Macs, alas) is miles away. I need to upload some data

Posted in Implementation Success

Project Management Tool Roundup!

Many of our clients have an ongoing need for project management solutions. We recently did a quick review for a client to answer four key questions: What tools are out there for Project Management? Can those tools integrate with Salesforce?

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Webinar Tool Roundup + Salesforce!

Do you use Salesforce, and want a Webinar tool that might integrate? The first question you should ask is – do I need it to integrate, and why? As data folks we never like data silos, but there can be

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Integrating Salesforce and MailChimp

Now that we have prepped for our MailChimp to Salesforce Integration  [if you haven’t, see our prep article here] let’s dive into setting up MailChimp for Salesforce and considerations for populating the groups you have previously created. Integration Logistics:       Download

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How to Find a Mentor in the Real World

I was asked again recently if I would be someone’s mentor. I cringed a bit, sent some encouraging words over email, and offered a phone call (but didn’t say yes to the Mentorship bit). I haven’t heard back. And therein

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Tracking Organizational Contacts: Nonprofits + Salesforce

Over the years, great minds have come together to form a solution around tracking individuals and their households for nonprofits using Salesforce. Households are represented as Salesforce Accounts and Individuals as Contacts within those Accounts. Already lost? Read more about

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Posted in Administration, Implementation Success

From Admin to Consultant

By TJ Warfield and Theresa Hall Since our Dreamforce Cascade session last year, we have had several inquiries and requests about resources from making the transition from Salesforce Administrator to Consultant.  We’re going to quickly hit the important factors to

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Visualize it All: Salesforce Lightning for Nonprofits

Salesforce has been a solid tool for 20K+ nonprofits for many years, but over the past two years it has gone through a makeover. The core platform (the software built for enterprise and small businesses) has released a new interface

Posted in Implementation Success, Lighting
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