4 Perfect Days at Dreamforce ‘19 for Nonprofits

By Salesforce.org | October 31, 2019 | Community Engagement, Dreamforce, Fundraising, Marketing Communications, Nonprofit, Nonprofit Cloud, Program Management


By: Benjamin Barry

A few tips on selecting sessions for Dreamforce:

  1. Define what you want to learn, before you look at the schedule. What is really important to you right now? Dreamforce is huge, so it helps to focus.
  2. Attend a session or two on a topic that is new to you. You will be amazed at how many times you can find an unexpected idea or lesson learned that can help your institution
  3. Network with your peers and vendors! If this is your first Dreamforce, find a couple of schools with use cases of interest to you and set up some time to meet and share stories. Get to know the MVPs, or veteran users. We are a strong and helpful community if you’re willing to dig in.

Also, a pro tip on session etiquette: We rely on attendee feedback to make each Dreamforce better than the last. One recurring suggestion that we received last year was how it can be distracting for session goers and speakers alike when attendees left sessions early. With that in mind, we ask that you not leave your sessions before it ends or sit in the back to minimize the disturbance if you need to head out early. Thanks in advance for helping everyone at Dreamforce have a great learning experience!

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Dreamforce Sessions for Nonprofit Leaders


Learn about our upcoming product releases, and be inspired by other organizations’ stories on nonprofit CRM strategy, how they’ve measured their impact, and how they’ve invested in technology for good.

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 19
2:30 – 2:50 PM
Impact and the SDGs
Location: Sitka Cinema

Wednesday, November 20
9:00 – 9:40 AM
Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud: The Road Ahead
Location: Tower Salon A

10:00 – 10:40 AM
How to Market your Digital Program Internally: Pitch the Move to Salesforce
Location: California West

12:00 – 12:40 PM
Towards a Peaceful Transformation: Lessons on Top Implementation Strategies
Location: California West

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Nonprofit Cloud Keynote: Reimagining Technology to Put People First
Location: Hilton Union Square, Grand Ballroom B

Thursday, November 21
2:00 – 2:40 PM
Putting the Mission First: How BBBSA and NAACP Approach Technology Investments
Location: California West

2:00 – 2:40 PM
Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud: The Road Ahead (repeat)
Location: Tower Salon A


Dreamforce Sessions for Nonprofit Program Managers

In these sessions, you’ll learn from organizations who are amplifying their impact by moving their programs and services off of spreadsheets and paper and onto a technology platform. From delivering programs with the Sustainable Development Goals in mind, along with forward thinking service delivery technology, and data insights that value and focus on equity, you will leave feeling inspired on how you can deliver more impact at your organization.

Wednesday, November 20
9:00 – 9:40 AM
The Platform for Change
Location: California East

11:00 – 11:20 AM
Dashboards with an equity lens: Improving outcomes for the underserved
Location: Sitka Cinema

1:00 – 1:20 PM
Visualizing Forever Families: Using Location of Things Technology in Foster Care
Location: Sitka Cinema

Thursday, November 21
12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
From Field Data Collection to Impact Insights: How To Use Salesforce to Track SDGs
Location: Sitka Cinema (Colonial Room)

Friday, November 22
10:00 – 10:20 AM
Tech and Equity: How Salesforce is Working for Indigenous Innovation in Canada


Dreamforce Sessions for Nonprofit Foundations

There is something for everyone at Dreamforce – including grantmaking organizations! Come learn about the tools available to you to help you streamline your grant making process, understand your impact, and where Salesforce is headed as a thought leader and convener in this space.

Wednesday, November 20
9:00 – 9:40 AM
Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud: The Road Ahead
Location: California West

10:00 – 10:20 AM
Introducing the Impact Data Alliance
Location: Saskatoon Stage (Grand Ballroom)

11:00 – 12:30 PM
foundationConnect User Group Meeting
Note: This session is only for users of the foundationConnect product.

Thursday, November 21
9:00 – 9:20 AM
Nonprofit Cloud Live Demo: Outbound Grants Management foundationConnect
Location: Red Adler Amphitheater

2:00 – 2:40 PM
Let There Be Light: Gaining Visibility into your Grants Management Lifecycle
Location: Sword Fern Cinema

4:00 – 5:30 PM
Foundations Meet-up
Location: Elizabethan A

A Dreamforce attendee plans ahead


Dreamforce Sessions for Nonprofit Fundraising

Learn more about nonprofits who are in the midst of digital transformation – being transparent, breaking down silos internally, and sharing impact data with donors. They’re raising more funds to support their missions by connecting authentically with donors in the ways that matter to them.

Tuesday, November 19
4:30 – 4:50 PM
Nonprofit Cloud Live Demo: Fundraising

Wednesday, November 20
8:00 – 8:40 AM
How to use Salesforce to Engage Your Supporters
Location: California East

10:30 – 10:50 AM
6 Weeks to Success: Get Up and Running with Jumpstart for Fundraising
Location: Sitka Cinema

Thursday, November 21
4:00 – 4:40 PM
Our Journey to Multi-Channel Engagement of Donors and Members
Location: Sitka Cinema

9:00 – 9:40 AM
Use The Force: Turn Donors into Major Donors
Location: Sitka Cinema

Friday, November 22
10:00 –10:40 AM
Speed Round: Tips to Supercharge Fundraising
Tower Salon A


Dreamforce Sessions for Nonprofit Marketing/Engagement

Learn what other nonprofits are doing in activating supporters both locally and globally. See how you can amplify your change efforts and engage constituents with sessions on strategy.

Tuesday, November 19
12:30 – 12:50 PM
An Inside Look at American Cancer Society’s Digital Transformation
Location: Saskatoon Stage

2:00 – 2:40 PM
Getting Started with Pardot to Achieve Your Marketing Goals
Location: California West

Wednesday, November 20
1:00 – 1:40 PM
The Brain Tumour Charity Engages in Real Time and Saves Lives
Location: Tower Salon A

Thursday, November 21
9:00 – 9:40 AM
Aligning Your Technology with United Way
Location: Palace Hotel, Gold Ballroom

3:00 – 3:40 PM
How NAACP Leveraged Marketing Cloud to Drive Member Engagement
Location: California West

Friday, November 22
9:30 – 9:50 AM
Leveraging the Power of Community to Scale Your Impact
Location: Red Adler Amphitheater

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