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What’s new with the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)? December/January Updates

By Andrea Schiller February 7, 2018

Here’s your monthly update with the latest and greatest info on the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)! Keep reading to learn how you can be a Connected Nonprofit and use Salesforce for nonprofits more effectively. To keep you in the loop about the great new updates coming out in NPSP, we’re providing a monthly roundup, so you can get the latest and greatest information to help you be successful.

Batch Data Import Dry Run

The NPSP Data Importer now supports a dry run mode so to see if there are matching Contacts, Accounts, and Donations before you process records into Salesforce.

NPSP Administrator Guide to Importing Donor DataAfter you perform a dry run, Data Import records have either a status of Dry Run-Validated or Dry Run-Error. You can use the list views with these names to see the results for all records that were part of the dry run. This feature is helpful for identifying potential issues you can fix before processing an import.

For more information, see the Administrator’s Guide to Importing Donor Data

We want to give a special shout-out and thanks to John Fine of the Hood River County School District Foundation for suggesting this feature, providing a wonderful specification, and consulting on the implementation! This feature met a large community need, so we’re excited to have the feature live.

Register for the first Open Source Community Sprint of 2018

Open Source Community SprintIf you want to have a voice in improving the entire open source ecosystem of products for nonprofits, including NPSP, come to a Community Sprint! For 2018 we’re thrilled to invite everyone who actively uses and cares about our open source projects to join us for two days of collaboration and community. Help design, develop, and iterate on ideas for making Salesforce for nonprofits even better. Registration is now open for the first Sprint in Orlando, Florida on March 5 and 6. Hurry as space is filling fast. Register today.

Mark your calendars for our other Community Sprint events this year:

  • July 31 & August 1: Denver, Colorado
  • October 24 & 25: Portland, Oregon

Read about what makes a Community Sprint different than a conference. For more on community-driven innovation with the Nonprofit Success pack.

These are just some of the recent release highlights and announcements. If you want to get all the details, join the NPSP Release Announcements group in the Power of Us Hub for just one post per week of helpful tips! This will help you be the first to know about our new features, fixes and updates that we do every two weeks.