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Dreamforce ’17 Trail Map: 4 Perfect Days for Nonprofit Program Management

By October 30, 2017

Welcome to DreamforceFor anyone in charge of your nonprofit’s programs, management your mission, or measuring impact we have an exciting lineup of sessions at Dreamforce. We are just just days away from DF17′, and now is the time to plan your schedule with the Dreamforce Agenda Builder. There will be over 3,000 sessions in only 4 days with over 50 nonprofit specific sessions to choose from that fill up fast.

We wanted to help Program Officers, Executive Directors, or anyone who owns technology and innovation plan four great days of content at Dreamforce. Everything will be happening at the Westin St. Francis {link to google map}. Jump-start your planning now and bookmark your favorites!


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Monday, November 6 Nonprofit Keynote
Speakers: Rob Acker
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Keynote with Marc Benioff & Special Guests
Speakers: Marc Benioff & special guests
Time: 3-5pm

Tuesday, November 7

Taking Nonprofit Reporting and Analytics to the Next Level with Einstein
Join Year Up to learn how they use Einstein Analytics to track their student’s employment and salary data after they leave their programs, and learn how Teach for America uncovers the best opportunities for those that are a good fit for their programs.
Speakers: Jessica Crowley, Managing Director, Business Analysis, Teach For America and Year Up
Tuesday, Nov 7, 8 – 8:40 AM
Weathering the Storm of Change Management for Nonprofit, Higher Ed and K-12
Determine how to effectively manage change and governance within your organization. Process, Roles, Governance and What’s in it for Me!
Tuesday, Nov 7, 12:30 – 1:10 PM
How Global Health Innovation & The Fight Against Human Trafficking Runs on Tech
Join Liberty Asia and PATH for two presentations about global capacity, knowledge, and community building for the future of programs with Salesforce.
Speakers: Prue Allen, Program Director Liberty Asia and Pallavi Garg, Salesforce Product Owner at PATH
Time: Tuesday, Nov 7, 4 – 4:40 PM
More Flow, Less Work: How Automation Can Help Multiply Your Program’s Impact
Learn how automation processes have aided organizations in improving programs, enhancing data quality, and saving staff time.
Speakers: Jerome Dazzell, Senior Director, Information Systems Per Scholas. Jamie Little, Salesforce Administrator and Tim O’Connor, Information Systems Manager at Childhaven.
Time: Tuesday Nov 7th, 4:30-5:10PM

Wednesday, November 8

Using Einstein Analytics to Improve Operational Efficiencies
Learn how OSF has created dashboards which enable a more in-depth understanding of the approval processes required to release funding, identify bottlenecks and understand how to avoid delays in the future.
Speaker: Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Time: Wednesday Nov 8th, 11-11:40AM
Rapid-fire Inspiration: Insights from Five Nonprofits
Hear from multiple nonprofits in a quick-hitting session on why they turned to Salesforce as their technology solution, and get inspired about what you can achieve when the Salesforce platform powers your mission.
Speakers: Panel
Time: Wednesday Nov 8th, 1:30-2:10PM
Are Your Programs Working? How Reports & Dashboards Can Help Answer The Question
Learn how Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco and The Center for Global Development (CDG) use Salesforce reports and dashboards to understand their impact and course correct as needed.
Speakers: Mercedes Pepper Assistant Director, Institutional Advancement and Strategic Partnerships Center for Global Development. Lauren Shaughnessy, Director of Measurement & Learning and Ella Stelter, Salesforce Administrator Center for Global Development
Time: Wednesday Nov 8th, 2-2:40PM
Unique Programs Calls for Unique Tech: Making It Work For Your Programs
Instead of changing your programs to fit into technology, shouldn’t it be the other way around? Learn how technology can work for your programs.
Speakers: Eli Hertz, VP IT and Vu Le, Salesforce System Manager USO. Kadejh Naebzadeh, Valley Clean Air Now
Time: Wednesday Nov 8th, 3-3:40PM
The Modest, But Oh-So-Mighty-NPSP User
Learn how two small but mighty show how they have innovated on their programs by customizing the platform and also how they engage with constituents to run their programs.
Speakers: Adrian Tirtanadi, Executive Director at Open Door Legal and Michelle Brown, Founder & CEO at CommonLit
Time: Wednesday Nov 8th, 3:30-4:10

Thursday, November 9

N to the P to the S to the P: Admin Hacks for the NPSP Admin
Learn from Salesforce experts about successful practices, admin tips and tricks, and hacks you didn’t even know existed in NPSP.
Speakers: Adam Kramer, Salesforce MVP and Jodi Nemser-Abrahams, the Director of Data and Systems at Keshet
Time: Thursday, Nov 9th, 9 – 9:40 AM
Product Roadmap for Nonprofits: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed
Join the Technology & Products team for the low-down on current and future product offerings for the nonprofit sector.
Time: Thursday, Nov 9th, 10-10:40PM
Circle of Success: Getting Started with Salesforce Customizations Nonprofit, Higher Ed and K-12 (2)
Interact in a small group discussion to identify common challenges with identifying, building, and augmenting your organization’s Salesforce instance.
Time: Thursday Nov 9th, 11:30-12:10PM

Also, make sure to drop by the lodge where you’ll find Specialists ready to demo our Program Management solutions!

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