Archive - September 2018

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Making the Most of Dreamforce 2018
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Billy Schweig

Making the Most of Dreamforce 2018

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With nearly 200 sessions specifically for nonprofits, over 3,000 sessions total and about 170,000 attendees, Dreamforce 2018 will certainly be an engaging event. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to make the most of it, but the good news is, there is plenty going on, so even if you miss the mark on a couple of your selections or find you really need a nap halfway through day 2, you’ll still get your money’s worth. That said, we do have a couple tips for making the most of it.

We noticed something that mirrors our own experience with clients: last year analytics and online marketing were a huge emphasis, with a lot of new announcements about Einstein, Marketing Cloud and other marketing tools. While there are still great sessions about those things, there is a greater range of sessions on nonprofit functional areas. You can find sessions on volunteer management, call and service center, program analytics and more. This is what we’ve seen in the sector too: amazing organizations rolling up their sleeves and coming up with smart ways to use Salesforce to improve their work across their organizations. Analytics and automation are not just promising buzzwords, but practical tools being used to get the work done. What’s better than that?

Below is a list of the sessions that caught our eyes. We hope you have a great time and we hope to see you there!

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Billy Schweig

Billy Schweig
Consultant

Prior to his work serving nonprofits with Team Heller, Billy served in nonprofit leadership roles for nearly a decade. He has led Salesforce implementations in multiple past roles including his time as Mission Advancement Director at Green Opportunities, as Community Partnerships Director for United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County, and during his tenure as the Manager of Organizational Effectiveness at Capital for Change. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master of Public Affairs with a focus in nonprofit management. Billy has a passion for many causes, but especially loves working with and volunteering for community development missions and those working to address joblessness and educational disparities. When he’s not working with nonprofits, you can often find him crafting in his woodshop, canoeing one of WNC’s beautiful rivers, or playing board games with friends.

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