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

By March 5, 2018

By: The Community Team

Welcome to the HubCap Community

Image Credit: Joanna Iturbe

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 February?

Product Updates

Hint: NPSP = Nonprofit Success Pack and HEDA = Higher Ed Data Architecture


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



  • Populate Role for Affiliation in HEDA – This Idea is asking for additional configuration to say if a Program Enrollment record is created, in addition to auto creating the Affiliation, also populate Status and Role with values determined in HEDA Settings.
  • Translate HEDA into Dutch – Excited to announce that Vincent Revenboer has volunteered to help with the translations! Stay tuned for updates as soon as we have anything to share.




  • HEDA Data Dictionary – Our amazing HEDA team has created the HEDA Data Dictionary which is now linked from the General Information and Installation section of the HEDA Documentation.
  • HEDA: Manage Trigger Handlers – thanks to our awesome documentation writer Sam Knox the HEDA community has even more Trigger documentation available to assist them on their journey!

Table-Driven Trigger Management (TDTM) Overview – This article was created to demystify TDTM — what it is and why it’s such a powerful tool for nonprofits and higher ed institutions using applications like the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) and the Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA) from




Check out the Spring ’18 Release Notes and tune in to the upcoming Spring ’18 Release webinar!

Extend Your Learning


Here are a few recordings and slides of note from February:

Upcoming Webinars to keep an eye on:

You can learn more about webinars in the MindShare Chatter Group, or the Getting Started Chatter Group (more specifically for the Getting Started with Salesforce Webinar Series) along the left-hand navigation of each group.

Blogs & Tidbits


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


Open Source Community Sprint, March 5-6 – Orlando, Florida

    The 1st of 3 SFDO Sprints is taking place right now in Orlando! Be sure to follow the conversation in the Open Source Community Sprint Group in the Hub and on Twitter #SFDOSprint

Coming up!

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

    Join for the 6th Annual Higher Ed Summit, co-hosted by Georgetown University! A gathering of the most innovative community in Higher Ed. Register today! Check out the Higher Ed Summit 2018 Chatter Group in the Hub

TrailheaDX, March 28-29 – San Francisco, CA

    Adventure awaits at the must-attend event of the year for developers and admins. Get hands-on and learn from Salesforce engineers, product leaders and the Trailblazer community. Register now!

Ask Me Anything, April 6, Online in the Hub

    On Friday, April 6th at 9:00AM PST we’ll be holding the first ever ‘NPSP Real Talk,’ a LIVE Ask Me Anything (AMA) hosted in the Hub! The NPSP Product Delivery and Product Managements will be all-hands-on-deck to answer the toughest NPSP questions you can throw at them — including Nick Bailey (VP, Innovation and Product Management), Kevin Bromer (VP, Product Delivery), Mary Pustejovsky (Technical Product Manager, Nonprofit), and more! Stay tuned to the Hub for details about this not-to-be-missed event.

NPSP Day, April 10, New Orleans, LA

    Get ready for a full day of Nonprofit Success Pack learning and contributing! Register today!

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

Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference (AFP), April 15-17 – New Orleans, LA, Register!

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 Street Youth Ministry Revamps Donor and Volunteer Relations with Salesforce.

Have a solution to share? Submit yours.


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!

Blog Post by Scott Williams, Embrace Your Data: Hidden Hyperlink and the Secret Sorting

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…

We’re doing a data clean-up!

Have you offboarded anyone from your team recently? Let us know! Email [email protected] and we can deactivate old user profiles to keep your account in order.

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 March, we are proud to highlight the community contributions of Trish Perkins and Scott Williams. Thanks to Trish and Scott for all you do! Read more about our March 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!