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All About the Salesforce MVP Program: Summer ’17 Nominations open NOW

By July 19, 2017

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It’s time for the Salesforce MVP Ohana to grow again! Our Summer ’17 Salesforce MVP nomination period will run now August 7, 2017. Read on to learn about this special program, what we look for in MVPs, and how you can nominate an MVP.

About the Salesforce MVP Program

The Salesforce MVP program honors and awards exceptional contributors to the Salesforce Community. This special group of Trailblazers has deep product knowledge and embody the spirit of Ohana by actively sharing their expertise to help everyone in the community thrive. In the six years since the program launched, Salesforce MVPs have consistently inspired us with their individual contributions and collaborative innovation. The MVP program rewards are focused on helping MVPs get even more opportunity to help the community, as well as special access and networking with each other and Salesforce executives. MVPs also get premier training and certification so they can always be their best when it comes to product knowledge and

What we look for in Salesforce MVPs

Salesforce MVPs make exceptional contributions to the community, have a strong understanding of the product and Salesforce ecosystem, actively advocate, and embody the spirit of Ohana.

Since community members are always doing something new and amazing, we don’t follow a specific contribution check list. But some great examples of MVP contributions include:

  • Sharing valuable content and insights through books, blogs, social channels, and collaboration groups
  • Helping customers get answers fast on Success Community Answers, and responding to Twitter #askforce posts
  • Dreaming of and building new programs like MVP Office Hours, Mentorship Central, and Community-led Dreamin’ events
  • Outstanding leadership of Community Groups and programs
  • Sharing their success stories to inspire the next generation of Trailblazers

There are a few guiding principles that determine eligibility:

  • We award MVPs for their individual contributions, completely independent of where they work.
  • Nominees must have been active in the community for at least a year to be considered for MVP status.

The Community-first Nomination Process

Selecting Salesforce MVPs is community-first, team sport. The community nominates, current MVPs review and provide feedback, and a variety of internal community stakeholders help finalize the list.

    1. Nominations take place twice a year, in the summer and spring.
    2. Any customer or Salesforce employee can make a nomination.
    3. After nominations close, our current MVPs review each nomination and provide unique and valuable feedback on every nomination based on their real-life experience within their online and local communities.
    4. A diverse team of internal stakeholders from different teams review nominations together. This global team includes
    5., Alliances and AppExchange, Developer and Admin relations so we can be sure all communities, groups, and regions are fairly represented as we discuss feedback about each nomination.
    6. After all of the above, we create the final list of new MVPs to be awarded.
    7. New MVPs are notified the night before we make the official announcement (watch the blog for the announcement). MVP rewards last for one year from the announcement, and ongoing participation is reviewed annually based on contributions in the last 12 months.

Want to Nominate Someone to Become a Salesforce MVP?

Now that you’re familiar with what we look for and how we select new MVPs, we want to hear from you if you know a special Salesforce Community member who consistently goes above and beyond. Nominations for the Summer ’17 class will be open now through August 7. Please submit your nomination here.

Want to get to know our current MVPs?

There are so many ways to engage with Salesforce MVPs. Here are a couple places to get started: