Archive for September, 2011

Soapbox is for Winners: The Hitachi Foundation & Global Fund for Women

Phil Penn Gwynn must be feeling like a proud papa penguin!  Two of our Non-Profit Soapbox sites took home 2011 Wilmer Shields Rich Gold Awards from the Council on Foundations for their websites!  These awards recognize effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs.  Please put your fins together for The Hitachi Foundation and the Global Fund for Women! Read more »


Dreaming of Dreamforce

While Tony and I held down the DC PICnet “fort,” four PICnetters attended the Salesforce conference, known as Dreamforce. This three and a half day conference offered Tim, Ryan, Lauren, and Mel the chance to learn more about Salesforce (the leading CRM solution for non-profits), while also sponsoring a booth and networking with other conference attendees. Furthermore, Melanie passed the Salesforce Administrator Certification test which means PICnet can now be officially identified as a Salesforce Foundation partner! Congratulations, Mel!

The way the conference worked was this: each participant chose a different track that best fit his or her interests (sales professional, developer, non-profit) and attended sessions based on those interests.  But the best part of the conference had to be the social gatherings which included performances by Metallica and tunes spun by Will.I.Am.  I can’t wait until everyone is back in the office on Tuesday of next week to hear more. Until then, I can only dream of how awesome Dreamforce was!