World Cup, soccer strategy, and nonprofit success with Salesforce

For those watching the World Cup, it’s obvious to see key differences between futbol on the world stage and football of the more provincial American style. The latter is a start and stop affair where huddles occur before every play with each player told where to run, where block, what to do. Much of the time, the strategy is to instruct the team in a way that applies the most force at a given point on the field to gain advantage over the opponent. Conformity to the plan and expert execution is of primary importance. Individual invention, save in very small measure, is of little concern. The team is a machine. The player a cog.

Futbol, on the other hand, is an entirely different affair. There are no huddles. There are very few plays. There is an overarching strategy but it is left to small groups of individual players to orchestrate the execution of that strategy moment-by-moment by responding to their particular situation at a particular time in a particular way.

Pelé executes a bicycle kick

A moment of invention: Pelé bicycle kick, June 5, 1965, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Switch from Luminate to Soapbox Engage and Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack transformational for nonprofit

Transformations that radically improve a nonprofit’s ability to meet its mission can often happen in unexpected ways. Just ask Anthony Moss, Web and Database Manager for Action for Healthy Kids:

“We didn’t have a desire to redesign our website. We just wanted to move over our existing site from Convio Luminate to a new platform,” said Moss. “You almost had to be an expert with Convio to do anything with our previous system. That was no good for us.”

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D.C. nonprofits: Compete to win $7,500 through 501cTECH’s 2014 Technology Innovation Awards

Hey D.C. nonprofits! 501cTECH wants to hear your idea for an innovative new technology project, and they are giving $7,500 to the three ideas which dazzle them the most.

501cTECH's 2014 Technology Innovation Awards

The 2014 Technology Innovation Awards this year will recognize one DC-area nonprofit from each the following three cause categories:

  • PreK-12 and STEM Education
  • Skills to Succeed and Workforce Development
  • Veterans and Military Families

Fill out this simple application before June 30th, and a panel of judges will decide whether or not your idea should win $7,500 and a free 501cTECH consultation.

To learn more, check out their flyer and register for a free 30 minute webinar being held TODAY, June 23, at 4:00 PM ET.

 

Arkus becomes latest Soapbox Engage Partner

Arkus logoA hearty welcome to the good folks over at Arkus, latest Soapbox Engage Salesforce Partner and provider of “ethical & fiscally responsible business services to organizations of any size.” Given that we’re down with both the ethical and fiscally responsible parts of that phrase, we do believe we’re in good company!

If your firm is interested in becoming a certified Soapbox Engage Partner, check out the Soapbox Engage Partner program details and submit your application today!

 

Tracking URLs for Soapbox Engage empower nonprofits to measure marketing success in Salesforce

Nonprofit marketer, Soapbox Engage just made your brain a lot mightier!

Let’s say you’ve got a campaign for which you’re hoping to drive traffic to your website and capture conversions. In other words, you’re trying to get folks to DO something once they hit your website: Give you money, buy some swag, register for an event.

You get the idea.

You’re tweeting and Facebooking and blogging and all around shouting about it. But how do you know which of those efforts are producing the best results? Or no results? Read more »

 

Global Fund for Women mobilizes thousands within days with Soapbox Petitions and Salesforce

Global Fund for Women, a leader in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide, is using Soapbox Petitions to mobilize thousands of supporters around the globe on behalf of survivors of rape in conflict areas such as eastern Congo and Syria.

Global Fund for Women petition

Soapbox Petitions, the latest app in the Soapbox Engage online engagement platform, provides real-time integration with Salesforce for the capturing of supporter data and a mobile-friendly user experience to facilitate action on any device. Read more »

 

Why the best nonprofits are like Lionel Messi

Among the international soccer talent that much of the planet is obsessively following with each dribble, pass, and shot of the World Cup stands a 5’7″ Argentine who many consider the best player of his generation, if not of all-time.

Here are three traits that make Lionel Messi superb, and that the best nonprofits share with him.

Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute uses Soapbox Mailer to connect people and research to end Alzheimer’s

Banner Alzheimers Institute logoThe Banner Alzheimer’s Institute is working to end Alzheimer’s, a disease reaching epidemic proportions that affects one in nine Americans over age 65.

To do so, they use Soapbox Mailer for Salesforce to tackle one of the most significant challenges:

“We needed a way to keep people up to date on the latest information in Alzheimer’s research and connect them to prevention-related studies taking place in their communities,” says Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative.

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about how Soapbox Mailer is providing the necessary tools for communicating with key constituents about Alzheimer’s research and prevention-related studies.


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Confluence flows into Soapbox Engage Partner program

Confluence logoWe’re happy to announce that the folks over at Confluence have become the latest Soapbox Engage Partner!

Confluence has done more than 50 Salesforce implementations of all shapes and sizes, from QuickStarts to more complicated roll outs. We’re happy to team up with Confluence to supercharge the mission of nonprofits by integrating their Salesforce instances with the Soapbox Engage online engagement suite!

If your firm is interested in becoming a certified Soapbox Engage Partner, check out the Soapbox Engage Partner program details and submit your application today!

 

Partnership brews between Percolator Consulting and Soapbox Engage

percolator-logoToday just got a bit perkier as the Soapbox Engage Partner family got a jolt with the addition of Percolator Consulting.

By way of introduction, here’s a little snippet of what they’re all about:

We combine old school organizing and fundraising know-how with the power and flexibility of Salesforce to turn your organization into an engagement powerhouse.

What’s more, they believe that “the right strategy and tools, in the right hands, can change the world.” We are so down with that idea we can barely sit still, and that’s not just from the caffeine.

If your firm is interested in becoming a certified Soapbox Engage Partner, check out the Soapbox Engage Partner program details and submit your application today!