Archive for the ‘Integration’ Category

TouchNet added as fifth processor for seamless online payments integrating with Salesforce

We’re happy to announce the addition of TouchNet as a payment processor option for Soapbox Engage clients wishing to accept online credit card payments seamlessly through their website, and have those payments recorded in Salesforce.com. TouchNet logoTouchNet joins Authorize.net, Braintree, CyberSource, and PayPal Website Payments Pro as the fifth option available within the Soapbox Engage platform.

As with all payment processor options, none incur a per transaction charge from Soapbox, giving organizations both freedom of choice and freedom from fees.

If you’d like to learn how Soapbox Engage can help your organization process payments online, let us know!

 

Google Checkout to be retired in November…now what?

On Monday, Google announced that it will retire Google Checkout in November 2013.

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What does that mean for organizations using Google Checkout to accept online payments? As Google notes: Read more »

 

Convio Common Ground Refugee Countdown: What’s your plan for March 30, 2014 shut down?

With March nearly upon us, the year countdown will begin for Common Ground Refugees to find new homes for their constituent relationship management (CRM) system before the March 30, 2014 shut off of their services with Convio Common Ground – a shut off date that means you will no longer have access your CRM unless you have a current contract extending beyond that date.

What’s your plan for your nonprofit ahead of the March 30, 2014 shut down?

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If you’re in need of one, our Convio Common Ground Refugee Assistance Email Hotline is at your disposal.

And take some time to consider the three questions each Convio Common Ground Refugee should be asking themselves as they consider alternatives that will serve their nonprofit into the future.

We’d also encourage you to review our Soapbox Engage Partners for a list of folks who can help with your migration to a new system.

Photo credit: Bill David Brooks on Flickr

 

“More than a website”: Non-Profit Soapbox, Salesforce and Soapbox Mailer provide powerful platform

Not every organization looking to roll out a brand new web presence has the advantage Holy Trinity Church of Georgetown Pike (HTC) enjoyed: a volunteer leading the project who has been founder and CEO of several DC area technology startups.

Phillip Merrick knew the possibilities of a robust and integrated online presence and its importance to a startup, whether that be a business or a church:

“As a newly formed church preparing to launch our ministries and outreach, we needed more than just a website. We needed a platform to support a digital footprint spanning social media, web video and traditional email marketing, together with an integrated database on the back-end.”

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Blog series – Simple ideas for online nonprofit membership management using Salesforce: Members-only contact info

Tell us if this sounds familiar: you’re a membership organization that wants to have a members-only section – but you have no idea what to put in your members-only section that will encourage members to login and login often?

You’re not alone. It’s a common dilemma member organizations face. Since content is king on the interwebs, you don’t want to unnecessarily restrict great content to only logged in members when if really should be public. You also likely don’t have time to create regular and robust content exclusively for a members-only section.

So, how do you share enticing, mouth-watering members-only content they’ll want to login to dig into without doubling your web management task?

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For websites integrating with Salesforce, there will be a few great ideas to consider. None will require additional staff time to manage content beyond what you already do. Each will encourage folks to login. Read more »

 

VIDEO: B Corporation website features dynamic, visually-compelling Salesforce integration

B Corporation logoWe shared awhile back about the flexibility Soapbox provides in displaying Salesforce records within your website. We featured some snaps of Fozzy Bear to give a glimpse of how your Salesforce data can come alive on the web page.

Well, move over Fozzy. The B Corporation website sets a whole new standard for dynamic, visually-compelling Salesforce integration.

Take the Soapbox Two-Minute Tour in this video to see how those integrations power a directory of Certified B Corporations: Read more »

 

Interwebs unite!: Tying together your nonprofit social media and website channels

Social media logosThere are so many ways to promote your organization online today.  Indeed, you may be returning to work with a raft of 2013 resolutions to do just that.

Social communities have exploded over the past few years.  In working with our clients in the Support Department as well as promoting my own after-work projects, I know it feels like you have to be everywhere at once.  It seems that if you aren’t taking advantage of every angle, then you are missing something. But just try to keep up with Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn, Feedburner, the new MySpace and on and on and on… not to mention your own website… it can be exhausting.

So get smart about it. Read more »

 

Improving the Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack API

Imagine if you’re a third-party developer creating integrations with the Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP).  Right now, you need to build services on your own that manage the routing of data, creates matching between inbound data and existing data in the NPSP, and much more.  With the NPSP spread across multiple Salesforce packages, integrations for donations, event registrations, and more can be quite cumbersome.

What if instead, the NPSP had a pre-built set of APIs that you could tap into, providing you a landing zone for your inbound data.  A location where you needed to know little-to-nothing about the NPSP, but your organizational clients could know that their data was being properly routed to its own home.

Well my friends, a few good folks from the NPSP developer sprint in DC this week have started to make this happen.  Life as we know it for ISVs will become much better.

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Alternatives for Convio Common Ground Refugees

For those hit by the news from Blackbaud last week that Convio Common Ground will be discontinued in 2014, the pressing question at hand is the same that any refugee faces: where to now?

In considering options, there are three important aspects of the move to take into account: 1) which CRM platform should be my new home?; 2) how will I move and who can help?; and 3) how will that CRM platform integrate with my website? Read more »

 

Convio Common Ground Refugee Assistance Email Hotline

As those close to us know, PICnet was borne out of the conflict in the Balkans in the 90s from a desire to assist refugees and others in need. Today’s announcement from Blackbaud that it will discontinue the Convio Common Ground platform has created a new class of refugees.

To assist nonprofits, we’ve created the Convio Common Ground Refugee Assistance Email Hotline. To learn how your nonprofit or those you care about can leverage the power of Soapbox Engage to integrate your web presence with Salesforce.com, contact us today at commongroundrefugee@picnet.net.

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