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Community Hero Paige Van Riper

By August 24, 2014

“The community is what I love most about Salesforce. It is hard to find a group of more passionate, dedicated, smart people who put in so much time and effort to help everyone use the platform to its fullest. I’m honored to be part of this community.”
– Paige Van Riper

Paige Van RiperWe are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Power of Us HUB  by recognizing 30 community members who have been instrumental in supporting the growing community of nonprofit and higher ed Salesforce users.

Today’s community hero is Paige Van Riper (@paigevr), Cloud Consultant at Cloud for Good. Paige is consistently a top contributor in the HUB, guiding members to the answers or resources needed to solve their questions. In addition to the more than 100 questions she has answered in the HUB, she also founded and co-leads the Los Angeles Nonprofit User Group, and is a frequent blogger, sharing insightful best practices via the Cloud for Good blog. “The Evils of Multi-Select Picklists in Salesforce” is one of my recent favorites. For all you do Paige, THANK YOU!

Who are you (in 250 words or less)?

“I have nearly 20 years of experience in nonprofit management in a variety of settings that range from an aquarium to a blood center. I love to harness the power of Salesforce to further the mission of nonprofits organizations. I am a Certified Salesforce Administrator and I founded and co-lead the Salesforce Los Angeles Nonprofit User Group.”

How long have you been working with Salesforce products?

“Since 2007.”

What quick tip would you give someone getting started with Salesforce?

“Start simple and basic with your Salesforce implementation and then add more functionality once you have a solid base and understanding of the platform.”

As a thank-you for all Paige has done for the community over the last year, the Foundation is donating $250 to a nonprofit organization of her choosing.

Connect with Paige in the Power of Us HUB