The Dreamforce Agenda Builder is live and we know some of you are a little overwhelmed. With so many sessions to choose from, how can you possibly not? Not to worry, we are making it a little easier for you. Here are sessions that you can’t miss out on if you’re a nonprofit or a university.

 

Driving Your Mission Forward With Volunteers: A New Way of Recruitment, Management and Retention

Tuesday, October 4th, 8:30 AM – 8:50 AM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theatre

Volunteers play a major part in enterprise nonprofits; whether they support your staff or act as the face of your organization. Join this theatre session to see how roundCorner’s NGO Connect empowered the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to recruit, manage and retain volunteers to drive their mission forward. Session attendees will discover how the IRC established a paperless onboarding and time-tracking process for volunteers, received over 1,000 applications within two months and is not able to more efficiently manage volunteers for increased retention and greater impact.

Speakers: Dan Lammot (roundCorner) and Hugh Dwyer (International Rescue Committee)


Inspiring Women and Young Girls in STEM

Tuesday, October 4th, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Forum

The Department of Commerce reports that though women represent a mere 24 percent of the STEM workforce, they earn on average 33 percent more when they work in these high-growth fields. However, young girls are constantly discouraged from pursuing STEM careers. This panel of powerhouse women STEM professionals are debunking the myth that women can’t excel and lead in STEM fields. They will speak about their own career paths, obstacles, passions, and successes as well as how they are inspiring other young girls and women to beat the stereotypes.

Speakers: Silvia Acevedo (Girl Scouts of the USA), Jo Boaler (Stanford University), Ebony Frelix (Salesforce), Keisha James (General Electric) and Geeta Nayyar (Femwell Group Health)


AppExchange for Nonprofits: Choosing and Integrating Apps for Everything You Do

Tuesday, October 4th, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, Tower Salon A

Looking for the perfect set of apps? With so many to choose from, it can be hard to find the right ones for your nonprofit. Hear nonprofit customers discuss why and how they implemented multiple AppExchange apps – including KnowWho, NGO Connect, FinancialForce and many more – and how they might be useful to your organization.

Speakers: Lauren Gibson (Habitat Charlotte), Martin Ko (Salesforce), Brian Peterson (The Pew Charitable Trusts), and Daniel Probert (Camfed)


Moving Beyond Reports and Dashboards: Wave Analytics for Nonprofits

Wednesday, October 5th, 11:30 AM – 12:10 AM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, California West

Data is everywhere. But making sense of it in a way that’s useful can be a struggle for nonprofits and philanthropic organizations. Open Society Foundations (OSF), an international grantmaking networking building vibrant, tolerant and accountable democracies, turned to Wave Analytics when standard Salesforce reporting wasn’t meeting its complex business reporting requirements. Self-service, dynamic, mobile dashboards now equip OSF with better real-time insights. Join OSF and a Salesforce.org Solution Engineer to learn how Wave Analytics can take your organization beyond reports and dashboards to improve decision-making.

Speakers: Rosemarie Howard (Open Society Foundations) and Alex Kruglyak (Salesforce)


A Connected Campus: Prioritizing the Student Experience at Maryville University

Wednesday, October 5th, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM, The Westin Saint Francis San Francisco, California East

Learn how Maryville University adopted an enterprise approach to Salesforce to communicate and engage with constituents throughout the life cycle. The model accommodates requirements for marketing and communications, recruitment, retention, advising, service and self-service, support and beyond, allowing the university to prioritize the student experience over manual work. Join us to hear Maryville’s data model strategy, their delivery of horizontal functionality for any department’s use, their multi-product approach, and their shared governance process, a template for the use of Salesforce as an enterprise platform.

Speaker: Kathleen Lueckeman (Maryville University)


Rapid-fire Learnings from Nonprofits using Salesforce

Wednesday, October 5th, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, California West

Hear from five nonprofits in a quick-hitting session on why they turned to Salesforce as their technology solution, and get inspired about what you can achieve when the Salesforce platform powers your mission.

Speakers: Kate Kappel Haba (Food and Water Watch), Prabin Kanel (Housing Partnership Network), Gordon Lau (iDE) and Anna Lindgren (The Campbell Foundation)


What’s Possible for Foundations with Salesforce?: Going Beyond Grantmaking

Wednesday, October 5th, 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, Colonial Room: Power of Us Theatre

foundationConnect is a powerful tool built on Salesforce that allows you to manage your foundation’s grantmaking processes end-to-end. But foundations are about more than giving grants, and Salesforce can do much more than that for you. As a foundation, you can drive efficiency and visibility across all of your core programs and processes onto one platform, from events and project management to HR and case management. Join us to learn more about what’s possible for foundations on Salesforce.

Speakers: Crystal Mathews and Michael Potavin (Sputnik Moment)


Integration Without Limits: Leveraging Data to Nurture the Student Journey

Wednesday, October 5th, 5:00 PM – 5:40 PM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, California East

Online education presents challenges in how a student seeks services from the university and how the university promotes engagement with the student. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has established a relationship-based customer service model where WPI operations managers provide full-service concierge-style support to individual students. Join this session as WPI discusses how Salesforce integrates data from multiple platforms to create a suite of student-centric tools that enable each operations manager to efficiently service hundreds of students. Extensive use of dashboards and automated reminders help to proactively identify student needs, while process automation and outbound emails ease the burden of routine tasks and communications. Operations managers also have a comprehensive view of students when responding to inbound support requests. Results will be presented to show increased student engagement and increased retention of new students, and a live demonstration will be conducted.

Speakers: Brian Degon and Jessica Papachriston (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)


AppExchange Demo Jam for Higher Ed & Nonprofits

Thursday, October 6th, 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, Colonial Room

You’re invited to an epic, action-packed Demo Jam where six partners will have only three minutes to showcase the best of their Higher Ed or Nonprofit app with a real-time demo. The winner is chosen by you, the audience. Join us for this fact-paced, highly-anticipated match where Apttus, TargetX, Classy, Patron Technology, WealthEngine and roundCorner face off.

Moderators: Nik Panter (Cloud for Good) and Clayella Wolf (Salesforce)


Knowing Your Impact: Data-Driven Mission Management

Thursday, October 6th, 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco, California West

Tipping Point funds promising nonprofits fighting poverty in the Bay Area, aided by a custom Salesforce Communities interface to capture collective impact data – and enabling staff to more clearly articulate that impact to key stakeholders. The Leukemia and Lymphomas Society’s Patient Access Team transformed the program side of its organization into a truly data-driven, learning department by implementing Salesforce and NGO Connect.

Speakers: Monica Pappas (The Leukemia and Lymphomas Society), Nick Arevalo and Ashley Sigmon (Tipping Point Community)


Community-Powered Circles

Thursday, October 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, Plaza Ballroom

Join our fabulous Salesforce MVPs for a fun and engaging conversation! We’re expanding the Circles of Success experience by welcoming Salesforce MVPs to facilitate discussions that are relevant to you. MVPs are passionate and knowledgeable Salesforce Customers who are well-versed in Salesforce and part of our community Ohana. These sessions are unscripted, consultative, roundtable discussions where like-minded customers come together to share and learn from each-other. Grab your lunch and find the table with the topic that speaks to you.

Speakers: Kathy Ecklund (Honeywell) and Sharif Shalaan (roundCorner)


Partner Innovation Awards: Driving Customer Success

Thursday, October 6th, 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM, Park Central Hotel

Salesforce has been recognized for the 6th year in a row as one of the world’s most innovation companies. Salesforce Partners play an important role in driving this innovation for customers. The Salesforce 2016 Partner Innovation Awards are designed to recognize outstanding contributions made by our Consulting and ISV Partners. Awards are based on customer success stories that showcase innovation across specific categories. Join us for this inspirational series of 5 sessions focused on the some of the top innovations of the year. Hear from some of our most innovative partners like Apttus, OSF Commerce, Propel, roundCorner, and Vlocity.

Speakers: Apttus, OSF Commerce, Propel, roundCorner and Vlocity


Mega Demo Jam: Winner Takes All

Thursday, October 6th, 4:30 PM – 5:10 PM, InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, Grand Ballroom A-B

You’re invited to the final epic, action-packed Dreamforce 2016 Demo Jam. All week partners have been competing for a place in the Mega Demo Jam. Now, six winners will compete once more with only three minutes to showcase the best of their apps with a real-time demo. The winner is chosen by you, the audience, and will be revealed by exciting guest, Meredith Schmidt, EVP of Revenue Ops. Join us for this fact-paced, high-anticipated match.

Moderators: Jeff Grosse (Appirio), Joshua Hoskins (Talent Rover) and Amanda Nelson (Salesforce)

 

We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Dreamforce!

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