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

By Lizzy Roberts October 9, 2018

Community snuggle at the Amplify Breakfast at Dreamforce 2018, Credit: Rachel Park
Community snuggle at the Amplify Breakfast at Dreamforce 2018, Credit: Rachel Park

Welcome to the HubCap

The HubCap is 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.

Can you believe it, Dreamforce has come and gone! Thank you to all 170,000 attendees who graced our beloved San Francisco in September, especially to all you who stopped by the Lodge in the Westin to say hi and connect with other nonprofit, higher ed and K-12 customers and partners, what a week! Don’t worry, you can already mark your calendars for #DF19 — save the date for November 19-22, 2019. Aside from Dreamforce, Winter ’19 Release Notes and resources are available! Oh, and a brand new Getting Started webinar series — check it all out below!

So… what happened in September?

Product Updates

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



When the team pushes a new Production or Sandbox package release — which is 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:

Winter ’19 Release

Extend your Learning

Lightning Transition Bootcamp

Our 6-week Lightning Bootcamp (starting again on Oct 2nd) will guide you through a basic Lightning transition in a supportive setting. Each week we’ll cover a different topic and present resources and best practices to support you. By the end of the bootcamp you should be well on your way to rolling out Lighting to your organization. Links to register are in the Lightning Chatter Group in the Hub! Keep an eye on the left hand navigation as information is updated!


Our content team has been busy! Here are a few webinar recordings and slides of note from September:

October Webinars to keep an eye on:

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

Power of Us Live! Roundtables

“Circles of Success” are now be known as “Power of Us Live! Roundtables.” These 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 Power of Us Live! Roundtables Chatter Group in the Hub to learn more!

Power of Us Live! Roundtable sessions at Dreamforce 2018
Power of Us Live! Roundtable sessions at Dreamforce 2018

If you did not make it to Dreamforce or missed one of our Roundtables we are hosting them virtually this month, sign up!

Knowledge Articles


E-books & Guides



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

Event Recap

Sept 13th, 2018: Lightning Product AMA (Ask Me Anything!), Virtual in the Hub, See what questions were asked in the Group!

Sept 25th – 28th, 2018: Dreamforce 2018, San Francisco, CA, Learn more!

The Higher Ed Advisory Council at Dreamforce 2018, Credit: Joanna Iturbe
The Higher Ed Advisory Council at Dreamforce 2018, Credit: Joanna Iturbe

Sept 27th, 2018: Power of Us Party at Dreamforce, San Francisco, CA, thanks to all who attended!

Upcoming Events

Oct 23rd, 2018: Higher Ed Summit Horizons, Barcelona, Spain, Register today!

October 24-25, 2018: Community Sprint, Portland, OR, Register!

Nov 7th, 2018: Transition to Lightning Bootcamp (6-week) begins! Find links to register today!

Nov 8th & Nov 13th, 2018: The Connected Nonprofit Conferences

View all upcoming NPSP Days!

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. Check out these new solutions:


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…

Amplify’s 5th Birthday!

  • Amplify celebrated its 5th Birthday in September!
  • Wait, what’s Amplify? Founded Sept 12, 2013, our mission is: Empowering Underrepresented Voices in the ecosystem and those who support them to be fearless leaders in technology.
  • Join the Amplify and/or Amplify Partners & Accomplices Groups in the Hub today!

New Group Alert!

  • SFDO Open Source Contributors Group. The new Contributors group will be the place to discuss ongoing community projects, find out how you can get involved with a project, and how you can contribute to a project or get one going!
  • Join the conversation today!

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!