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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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A Woman in Salesforce Land

I recently had the privilege of joining my colleagues for another panel on women in technology at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference.  The statement, which two different attendees said to me, that still catches in my throat is, “I feel

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Value and Fusion-Powered Salesforce (3 of 3)

Fusion

Last week, we talked about the values of Fusion Salesforce: Salesforce, and the people at your organization striving to implement it, should be of service – to your mission, to each other, and to your constituents.  So let’s talk Fusion.  Let’s

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Value and Fusion-Powered Salesforce (2 of 3)

Fusion

Last week, we reviewed the tenants of fission vs. Fusion-Powered Salesforce.  This week, we ask a question of value: Should the value of a Salesforce implementation be quantified solely by the number of things the implementation project was able to

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Value and Fusion-Powered Salesforce (1 of 3)

Fusion

Viewing Salesforce implementations and their use at nonprofits as fission and fusion reactions, what is the value of, and components inherent in, creating fusion-powered Salesforce? In this series, I’ll review our vision of the differences between approaching Salesforce implementations as

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Planning in One Word for the New Year

January has begun, and for many of us, we’re eager to get started on the organizational plans and activities that we’ve outlined and budgeted for in November and December.  The painful personal introspection of making New Year’s resolutions doesn’t apply

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Salesforce for Nonprofits: Start Small, Dream Big

I was recently in Detroit with a friend, and had the opportunity to witness firsthand some of the challenges faced by the city and its efforts at renewal.  Because I’m part of the Cult of Nate Silver, I also caught

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