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HubCap: Take Full Advantage of the Power of Us Hub! March 2019

By Lizzy Roberts March 7, 2019

Image Credit: Judi Sohn. Long Beach Group Photo. Customers, Partners and Staff gather together at the Community Sprint in Long Beach, CA, Feb 19-21, 2019.
Image Credit: Judi Sohn. Long Beach Group Photo. Customers, Partners and Staff gather together at the Community Sprint in Long Beach, CA, Feb 19-21, 2019.

Welcome to the HubCap

The HubCap is the monthly blog series that highlights the best of the Power of Us Hub! Think of this as your one-stop-shop for all content and resources from the past month and a preview for what’s up and coming.

So… what happened in February?

Product Updates

Hint: NPSP = Nonprofit Success Pack, HEDA = Higher Ed Data Architecture and SAL = Salesforce Advisor Link



Spring ’19 Release

When the team pushes a new Production or Sandbox package release, every two weeks, all the details, and any other important instructions or changes, are posted to these groups below in the Power of Us Hub.

This is the go-to place to find out release updates! As such, we highly recommend you subscribe “to every post” so that you don’t miss out on important information:

Extend your Learning

Ask an Architect

Ask an Architect

Customer Success Architects (CSAs) work alongside your staff and partners to accelerate your success developing and executing a business transformation roadmap. The CSA program is a Salesforce Service offering, and you can learn more (PDF) or by contacting your Account Executive.

As part of our service to you, we invite you to learn directly from a CSA through our “Ask an Architect” blog and webinar series. Gain knowledge, ask questions, and solicit advice from trusted experts.


Here are the webinar recordings and slides of note from February:

Upcoming Webinars to keep an eye on:

Hub 2.0 Launch & Learn – Community Enablement Webinar Series

See all upcoming webinars in the MindShare Chatter Group, or the Getting Started Chatter Group along the left-hand navigation of each group.

Knowledge Articles

Blogs & E-books



Past Events

Feb 19 – 21, 2019: Community Sprint, Long Beach, CA

Thank you Long Beach Sprinters! It truly was an epic sprint and a great way to kick off 2019. We held a pre-sprint half day event covering how to sprint, roadmaps, and CumulusCI Hands-On-Training to learn how to work with Community open source projects. We launched a new working group idea generation process meant to encourage brainstorming options for both introverts and extroverts, and to help new sprinters figure out what to work on at the sprint. We also coordinated a new mentor/mentee program to pair up long-term and new sprinters to help shepherd first timers though the sprint.

Stay tuned to the Sprint Hub group for further updates on projects that were worked on.

Image Credit: Cori O'Brien. CumulusCI Hands-On-Training group photo.
Image Credit: Cori O’Brien. CumulusCI Hands-On-Training group photo.

Feb 27, 2019: NPSP New Features Ask Me Anything (AMA), hosted in the Hub.

Check out the Community Events Group in the Hub to learn about upcoming in-person Salesforce events!

Upcoming Events

Mar 8, 2019: London Calling, Register Here.

Mar 11, 2019: Pre-NTC Power of Us Live! Event, Register Here.

Mar 12, 2019: NPSP Day Portland, Portland, Oregon, Register Here.

Mar 13 – 15, 2019: 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Register Here.

Mar 20, 2019: Snowforce, Register Here.

Mar 21, 2019: Southeast Dreamin’, Register Here.

Apr 4, 2019: Transition to Lightning Bootcamp (6-week) begins! Register for the April Session.

Apr 12, 2019: dreamOlé, Register Here.

Apr 16-18, 2019: Higher Ed Summit 2019, San Diego, California! Register Here.


Higher Ed summit

Join our co-host, University of San Diego, and hundreds of innovative institutions from around the globe on April 16-18, 2019 in sunny San Diego, California. Come excited, leave inspired to: Make Change. Make Changemakers. Get your ticket today! Register now..

View all upcoming World Tour Events.

View all upcoming NPSP Days.

Get Help from Experts at Salesforce

Pro Bono Profile: Transforming an After-School Program’s Approach to Tech

America SCORES runs after-school programs at 70 of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most challenged public elementary schools. The nonprofit engages students in a combination of soccer, poetry, and community service to help them lead healthy lives, build their confidence and character, and measurably improve their academic skills. Learn about how America SCORES requested a pro bono project through the Pro Bono Program.

The Pro Bono Profiles blog series highlights Salesforce employees who volunteer their time and talent to help nonprofits harness the full power of Salesforce technology. See the most recent Pro Bono story.

Pro Bono Program

Need help using Salesforce to increase your impact? Our Pro Bono Program combines two of our greatest assets, technology and the talent of our Salesforce employees, to help organizations maximize their use of Salesforce.

Learn more about other pro bono success stories, and apply today!

Get Help from Experts in the Community

Community Office Hours

There are 6 different office hour sessions hosted in the Hub by our amazing community members! These are community-led open Q&A sessions: you don’t need to pre-register.


Each week Ryan Ozimek (MVP) reads the entire Hub for you! Join fellow customers, partners, and staff who get the most important Power of Us Hub updates delivered to their inbox each week. Subscribe today!

Get your questions answered!

Post a question in Chatter and get an answer within 24 hours.

Hub Happenings

Hub 2.0

The Power of Us Hub is transitioning to Lightning in April! We are referring to the Hub in Lightning as “Hub 2.0.”

We are hosting a 4-part webinar series during the month prior to the transition to highlight new features of Hub 2.0. We will provide demos, overviews, and explanations to help enable you all — our amazing community! — as we prepare for the Power of Us Hub’s transition to Lightning. See webinar section above to register.

Each webinar will be followed by a 30 minute Ask Me Anything (AMA) in the Hub 2.0 Post-Webinar AMA Group in the Power of Us Hub, an opportunity to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

Please use the topic #Hub Feedback to share feedback throughout this transition. We invite you to join us on this journey as we prep for Hub 2.0!

Take me to the Hub

What do you think of the HubCap?

We want your feedback! Hop in the Hub and post to Lizzy’s profile, include the topic #HubCap and let us know your thoughts! Also, let’s keep the good times rolling… see something we should include in next month’s edition? You guessed it, comment with the topic #HubCap to contribute to the blog. Until next time!

From, Your Community Team

The Power of Us Hub is an online community for customers, certified partners and staff. The Hub is a place for you to get answers, build your Salesforce skills, share your expertise and connect with others in the nonprofit, higher ed and K-12 sectors who are using Salesforce!