The Salesforce.com Foundation has empowered the nonprofit community for more than a decade to rock the world for social good. With Dreamforce 2014 and the big announcements they’ve made lately, we couldn’t think of a better time to offer an expression of thanks.
Join us in sharing your appreciation for the Foundation’s investment in aiding the growth of nonprofits of all sizes using Salesforce.com. We’ll present this open letter, with your name on it, to the Foundation at Dreamforce 2014!
We’re excited to announce that the Soapbox Engage Petitions app is the first advocacy service ready for the newly announced NGO Connect platform from the Salesforce Foundation. With the Soapbox Engage Petitions app, organizations like the Global Fund for Women have created engaging and compelling online advocacy actions, growing their supporter and donor base without needing to invest in more IT.
Now with the NGO Connect platform, organizations can use enterprise-grade CRM services in conjunction with Soapbox Engage Petitions app to jumpstart their online advocacy campaigns and save time and money.
“We’re extremely excited to bring the next generation of online advocacy to enterprise organizations using NGO Connect,” said Ryan Ozimek, CEO of PICnet. ”For too long, large organizations needed to use outdated advocacy tools that created data silos. Today, with the Soapbox Engage Petitions app and NGO Connect, organizations will no longer have to make a decision between best of breed advocacy tools or best of breed CRM services. They can have both at the same time!” Read more »
With Apple’s much anticipated product announcement today heralding the iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch came news of Apple Pay which the company touts will “change how you pay”. Working with the three major credit card services, American Express, Mastercard, and Visa, it promises a simple and secure alternative to paying with plastic. Read more »
When Action for Healthy Kids chose Soapbox Engage, beyond the clicks and code of a powerful and beautiful website that supercharges their mission, they found a true partner:
Action for Healthy Kids faced a common dilemma at the core of every nonprofit: how to gauge impact. Specifically, as a nonprofit mobilizing thousands of volunteers to catalyze change in schools across the nation, how could they know how many schools they were touching?
In Soapbox Engage and Salesforce.com, Action for Healthy Kids found their answer:
When Action for Healthy Kids elected to build their new website with Soapbox Engage, they chose more than just a great looking, mobile-friendly website that was easy to manage and useful for event registrations. They adopted a powerful platform integrating with Salesforce.com in ways that have transformed core business processes.
Action for Healthy Kids has chapters across the country. Each of these chapters has events for which they manage online reservations.
Two weeks ago, we highlighted Global Fund for Women, a leader in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide, and its efforts to mobilize supporters around the globe with Soapbox Petitions and Salesforce.
This campaign on behalf of survivors of rape in conflict areas such as eastern Congo and Syria garnered thousands of signatures in just days. As of this afternoon, more than 9,100 supporters have signed their petition.
What’s more, the overwhelming percentage of these supporters are new to Global Fund for Women:
When Action for Healthy Kids chose to move from Convio Luminate to Soapbox Engage and the Salesforce.com Nonprofit Starter Pack, the money saved in recurring monthly fees was enough fund a full website redesign with change to spare. The redesign was far more than a facelift or color refresh. It facilitated a fundamental shift in the online marketing presence of the organization and connects with their audience in entirely new, more mission-focused ways.
The desire to speak more effectively to a consumer audience was rooted in both the traditional strengths and perceived opportunities of the organization: Read more »
We noted in Friday’s post World Cup, soccer strategy, and nonprofit success with Salesforce that one powerful way of fostering said nonprofit success with Salesforce is educating nonprofit Salesforce administrators to do for themselves.
It just so happens that the Salesforce.com Foundation has two great ways for nonprofits to tool up, and they are free! Read more »