Archive for the ‘Non-Profit Soapbox’ Category

Our Clients Rock: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition

At PICnet, we love what we do. Deeply. And the prime numero uno reason for this is that we work with great clients who are rocking the world for social good.

We’re happy to share the second in our occasional series of personal little love notes from a PICnetter to one of our clients. Julie Dennis sends this out to the good folks at the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.

Who is the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition?

The logo-asocAntarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) was founded in 1978 initially to expose negotiations on minerals, gas, and oil that could pose potential dangers to the Antarctic and Southern Oceans.

Now ASOC also addresses issues related to tourism, climate change, and shipping and is the main NGO voice for Antarctic environmental protection.

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The year of responsive web design: making your website mobile in 2013

2013 is the year of responsive web design.

Why, and what the heck is responsive web design???, you ask? Fair questions! First, the why.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

In honor of the day, check out the great work of Global Fund for Women, a Non-Profit Soapbox client doing incredible things with and on behalf of women around the world.

Better yet, help Global Fund for Women meet their fundraising goal of $10,000 today!


Online event management enhances attendee info collection – all integrating with Salesforce

What do you get when you take Soapbox Events and expand its options for collecting attendee information as part of the reservation process?

Why, online event management that’s made to order and integrates seamlessly with Salesforce.

‘Cause sometimes you just need to ask “Want fries with that?”

Oven roasted french fries
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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?


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: Dues payment history

If you’re a member organization looking to offer tasty content for a members-only area, we offered a tantalizing idea on Friday for providing logged in users access to private contact information of other members in Salesforce. A valuable service to your members with no additional website management for you.

Today is the same song different verse, this one to the tune of the cash register.

If you collect dues and track them in Salesforce, you’ve got a pile of valuable data about the times your members have rung the cash register.

Cash Keys

Add value to your members-only area by providing logged in users a list of their past payments. Include amounts and dates. Let them know when their membership expires. All through integrating your website with your Salesforce instance. Read more »


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?

Dessert 07/19/2007

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 »


Blog series – Simple ideas for successful online nonprofit membership management using Salesforce: Using last visit date

I recently logged into my account with a major financial services company for the first time in awhile. The next day, I received an email from the company saying “Hey! Thanks for stopping by our site yesterday! S’up?”

That wasn’t verbatim, mind you. But it was close. And it prompts the first in our blog series of simple ideas for successful online nonprofit membership management using Salesforce.

Are you rolling out the online welcome mat for your members? How can you tell and how can you improve so that welcome mat is more welcoming?


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Blog series – Simple ideas for successful online nonprofit membership management using Salesforce

Needing to draft your own army to move mountains of paperwork for member management? What if there were ways to reduce the workload and increase effectiveness?

Photograph of military mail censors at work

Back in August, we posted an article sharing 15 reasons why membership organizations love Non-Profit Soapbox and Salesforce. In it, we offered specific ways the Soapbox platform is being used by nonprofit membership organizations to integrate with their Salesforce instances to increase staff efficiency, bolster member satisfaction, and become more effective in meeting their missions.

As we’ve been building integrated online solutions for membership organizations, we continue to be impressed by the vast potential that connecting this world-class CRM with one’s website has to supercharge member organizations. Read more »