Skip to Content

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

By Lizzy Roberts September 10, 2018

The Hub 5th birthday celebration
The Power of Us Hub, the online community, celebrated its 5th birthday in August! Thanks to everyone who joined in the celebrations, both in person and online! #HubHighFive

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.

Dreamforce is quickly approaching — take a look at the resources below to make sure you start bookmarking sessions and joining in on the fun! Also, take a look at some new Education Cloud resources, as well as all the new webinar recordings, e-books, knowledge articles, etc., from last month!

So… what happened in August?

Product Updates

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

We’re happy to announce that our newest NPSP feature, Account Soft Credits are GA! With Account Soft Credits, accounts can get credit for donations they’ve influenced through their matching programs, donor advised fund recommendations and more. This feature extends our flexibility, and ensures soft credits are properly attributed to accounts. This feature is geared towards development directors, admins and developers.

This feature complements our earlier announcements around Soft Credit Automation and Customizable Rollups (you should have Customizable Rollups enabled in order to make use of Soft Credits).



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:

Extend your Learning

Get Ready for Dreamforce!

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. Questions? Contact Anne Crawford, [email protected]. Register today!


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

Upcoming 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.

Knowledge Articles


E-books & Guides

Education Cloud Updates

Check out the latest and greatest Education Cloud content & discover how your institution can drive student success across the life cycle from prospect to alum:


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

Event Recap

July 31st – Aug 1st, 2018: Community Sprint, Denver, CO

Upcoming Events

Sept 13th, 2018: Lightning Product AMA (Ask Me Anything!), Virtual in the Hub; Join the Group!

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

Sept 27th, 2018: Power of Us Party at Dreamforce, San Francisco, CA, Register now!

Oct 2nd, 2018: Transition to Lightning Bootcamp (6-week) begins! Register today!

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

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

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:

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…

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 September, we are proud to highlight the community contributions of Donna Whitig and Barbara Christensen. Thanks to Donna and Barbara for all you do! Read more about our September Hub Heroes!
  • Want to nominate someone who has helped you in the Hub? Nominate a helpful Hubber.

The Hub’s 5th Birthday!

  • The Hub turned 5 on Thursday, August 16! Thanks to everyone who joined us on Twitter and shared their favorite Hub memory and used the hashtag #HubHighFive — check out all the amazing responses!

Happy Birthday!

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!