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HubCap: Take Full Advantage of the Power of Us Hub! May 2018

By May 3, 2018
Higher Ed Summit 2018

Higher Ed Summit 2018

Welcome to the HubCap

The HubCap is a the monthly blog series that highlights the best of the Power of Us Hub!

Each month we’ll feature product updates, a round-up of past and upcoming community events, community-contributed resources and Hub Happenings from the previous month.

There’s so much happening in the Hub, we want to make sure you’re not missing anything!

So… what happened in April?

Product Updates

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


These ideas have not yet been delivered but are in the works.






  • Tune in to the NPSP Release Announcements Chatter Group in the Hub! Recent releases included a feature to automatically soft credit the Primary Contact in an organization gift and the ability to switch a GAU Allocation from Amount to Percent.



Extend your Learning


Tons of awesome webinars this month, oh boy! Here are a few webinar recordings and slides of note from April:

Upcoming Webinars to keep an eye on:

Circles of Success

Circles of Success are not your traditional sit and listen sessions; you have the unique opportunity to share and learn from your peers in an unscripted and interactive forum. Join the Circles of Success Group in the Hub to learn more!

Knowledge Articles

Blogs and Tidbits


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


Higher Ed Summit, March 21-23 – Washington, DC

    We now have the session and keynote recordings and photos from the Higher Ed Summit 2018! Visit the Higher Ed Summit 2018 Group in the Hub to find links and passwords to access!

Ask Me Anything!, April 6 –- Online, in the NPSP Real Talk Group in the Hub

    On Friday 4/6 we hosted our first NPSP Real Talk / Ask Me Anything in the Hub for a 1 hour real time Q&A session with our NPSP Product Team. Lots of amazing questions asked and answered and hope to host more like this in the future! Check out the NPSP Real Talk LIVE Group in the Hub to see the virtual conversation.

NPSP Day, April 10 – New Orleans, LA

Image Credit: Ryan Ozimek

    Lovely, sunny day at NPSP Day in New Orleans. This was a great, collaborative event with our partner and customer community – we talked about everything from NPSP reporting, to user adoption challenges, to improving your presentation skills! Awesome event, as usual, Ryan and Katie!

Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), April 11 – New Orleans, LA

Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference (AFP), April 15-17

Coming up!

Texas Dreamin’, June 14-15 – Austin, TX. Register now! Community-led event

Midwest Dreamin’, July 11-13 – Chicago, IL. Register today! Community-led event

Community Sprint, July 31st and August 1st – Denver, CO

    Registration is live for the 2nd Open Source Community Sprint of 2018! Check out the announcement (including links to FAQs and Registration) in the Hub! Join the conversation in the Open Source Community Sprints Hub group!

Community Group (formerly User Group) Updates

Each month we will highlight new Community Groups! Check out the new groups:

Get Help from Experts at Salesforce

Pro Bono Program – Story of the Month!

If you have a need for Salesforce expertise that’s not time sensitive or mission critical, our Pro Bono Program might be the way to go! We aim to match nonprofits and education institutions with Salesforce employees to maximize their Salesforce implementation. Ideal Pro Bono projects should take 10 to 20 hours to complete and exclude integrations with third-party apps. Get more information including project guidelines, recommendations, and the application!

It was great to have Jarad and Nitin (Salesforce employees) as resources to review and sanity check our data architecture and give us the benefit of their wide experience. We know how busy they must be. In spite of that, Jarad communicated with us weekly, set and met deadlines, and made themselves available to us outside of scheduled times. We thank them for their dedication to this project.” – Boston Day and Evening Academy

Get Help from Experts in the Community

Community Office Hours

There are 5 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.

Solution Exchange

The Solution Exchange is a community-powered tool designed to connect community members to users and institutions who are trying to solve similar challenges using Salesforce.

This month, check out how Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Brings Advancement Into 21st Century with Salesforce. Salesforce products used: Sales Cloud, Salesforce1 Mobile App, Salesforce Platform, Advancement Connect. Use cases: Email Marketing, Donor Stewardship, Alumni Relations. Check out their full solution!

Have a solution to share? Submit yours now.


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

Announcements from your beloved community management team…

New Community Videos!

  • The Power of Us Hub – Meet the Community
    At the Community Sprint in Orlando in March, we filmed a new video about the community — what is the Power of Us and what does it mean do you all, our amazing community members! Check it out!
  • NPSP How-To-Series
    Over the past few weeks, the NPSP Videography team has been busy adding new short and informative videos for NPSP. These videos are entirely written and produced by the community.

Check out the latest videos: Allow Access to Campaigns, Enable new NPSP Features, and a now Lightning-ready Convert a Lead.

Hub Heroes

Every month we feature members of the Power of Us Hub who help others become more successful on the platform — they become “Hub Heroes”!

For the month of April, we are proud to highlight the community contributions of Sandy Hunter, Collin Zimmerman and Nina Gomez-Fernandini. Thanks to Sandy, Collin and Nina for all you do! Read more about our May Hub Heroes! Want to nominate someone who has helped you in the Hub? Nominate a helpful Hubber.

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!