Like flour is to a cake.
Like water is to a pool.
Like a smile is to a face.
Like the HUB is to NPSP users. Or just non-profit Salesforce users. Or soon to be users.
When I first stumbled through Google some three years ago in search of answers and solutions for my Salesfore org, I came across 2 Google Group forums dedicated to users of the NPSP. It was there that I was first introduced to the wonderful community of Salesforce. There were hundreds of threads on various topics, ideas and solutions for best practices, and a place to connect with other users.
It was <3 at first sight.
Since then, the NPSP community has grown by leaps and bounds (I know, Cliche, right?) and the updates the Salesforce Foundation made to the system are incredible. But to me, the most incredible change is the HUB.
Sooo, what is it?
Its a private community for non-profit users – whether you use the NPSP or not. Its a place to connect, to discover, to learn, to share, to inspire and to be inspired. It’s a place to get answers, discuss solutions and brainstorm ideas. But the first word that comes to my mind is “COMMUNITY“. There is a vibe and family ambiance of caring and helping each other that goes beyond the written words on my screen.
I must admit, that at first I was quite lost. I would login (**Using my regular login!!- no new usernames and passwords to remember!**), look around, get intimidated after a bit, and then logout. All the time. Here and there I would deviate and join a group. And that was it. And the Weekly Chatter Digest was ignored. But slowly, things changed (mostly along with the new interface). I would see a question and think, “Hey, I know the answer to that!” or, “Wow, we had the same problem. What is their solution?” And that’s when I fell in love again. And I joined more discussions, and asked questions, and learned, and reached out. And that’s when I realized the Power of US: Me, you and you and you and you. Yes YOU. All of US together, empowering each other.
So if you are a Non-Profit User, and have not logged into the HUB yet, do so now. It will be a transforming experience for you and your organization.
According to Salesforce Foundation:
The Power of Us Hub is a one-stop resource center where customers of the Salesforce Foundation can find resources and training specific to nonprofit and higher education users, engage with one-another, and connect with employees, MVP’s in our community, and relevant partners.
- Ask Questions
- Answer a Question
- Share resources
- Access Nonprofit Starter Pack documentation
- and lots more to come . . .
Login by visiting, https://powerofus.force.com and the logging in with your regular (non-profit) Salesforce username.
This was my experience as well. I don’t know what I would do without the HUB! Great people…great community!
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