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HubCap: Take Full Advantage of the Power of Us Hub! April 2018

By April 3, 2018

Community members get help at the Higher Ed Summit in Washington, DC! Higher Ed Summit 2018

Welcome to the HubCap

The HubCap is a the monthly blog series that highlights the best of the Power of Us Hub!

Each month we’ll feature product updates, a round-up of past and upcoming community events, community-contributed resources and Hub Happenings from the previous month.

There’s so much happening in the Hub, we want to make sure you’re not missing anything!

So… what happened in March?

Product Updates

Hint: NPSP = Nonprofit Success Pack and HEDA = Higher Ed Data Architecture


These ideas have not yet been delivered but are in the works.


  • Payment Rollups to Contact and Account – Stay tuned in the NPSP Group in the Hub for an exciting update coming soon to how NPSP rollups work that will close this Idea and quite a few others.




  • HEDA: Disable Trigger Handlers – For custom code, a large data import, or an external integration to run successfully, you might need to permanently or temporarily disable TDTM Trigger Handlers.




Extend your Learning


Here are a few webinar recordings and slides of note from March:

Upcoming Webinars to keep an eye on

You can learn more about webinars in the MindShare Chatter Group, or the Getting Started Chatter Group (more specifically for the Getting Started with Salesforce Webinar Series) along the left-hand navigation of each group.

Circles of Success

Circles of Success are not your traditional sit and listen sessions; you have the unique opportunity to share and learn from your peers in an unscripted and interactive forum. Join the Circles of Success Group in the Hub to learn more!

Blog Posts


Check out the Community Events Group in the Hub to learn about upcoming in-person Salesforce events!


Open Source Community Sprint, March 5-6 – Orlando, Florida
The 1st of 3 SFDO Sprints in 2018 was a success! Registration for the next Sprint in Denver, Colorado will go live the week of April 9th. Be sure to follow the conversation in the Open Source Community Sprint Group in the Hub and on Twitter #SFDOSprint

Higher Ed Summit, March 21-23 – Washington, DC
This was the 6th Annual Higher Ed Summit, co-hosted by Georgetown University! A gathering of the most innovative community in Higher Ed. Be sure to follow the conversation in the Higher Ed Summit 2018 Chatter Group in the Hub and on Twitter #HESummit18 and #Quadgoals

TrailheaDX, March 28-29 – San Francisco, CA
This was the event for developers and admins to get hands-on and learn from Salesforce engineers, product leaders and the community.

Coming up!

Ask Me Anything!, April 6 – Online, in the NPSP Real Talk Group in the Hub
On Friday, April 6, we are hosting our first NPSP Real Talk / Ask Me Anything in the Hub. Join the NPSP Real Talk LIVE Group in the Hub to join the virtual conversation — our NPSP Product Team will be standing by with answers!

NPSP Day April 10, New Orleans, LA, Register now!

Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), April 11 – New Orleans, LA, Register!

Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference (AFP), April 15-17, Register today!

Get Help From Experts at Salesforce

Pro Bono Program

If you have a need for Salesforce expertise that’s not time sensitive or mission critical, our Pro Bono Program might be the way to go! We aim to match nonprofits and education institutions with Salesforce employees to maximize their Salesforce implementation. Ideal Pro Bono projects should take 10 to 20 hours to complete and exclude integrations with third-party apps. All nonprofit and education organizations with a live instance (not a trial) of Salesforce can apply. For more information including project guidelines, recommendations, and the application, see here! … and yes, it’s free!

“Having Salesforce expertise on architecture, and Niraj’s [Pro Bono Volunteer] experience with a wide range of customer situations, helped us think through the best possible solutions as we build a platform that will last.” Anushka Ratnayake, Founder and CEO, myAGRO

Get Help From Experts in the Community

Community Office Hours

There are 5 different office hour sessions hosted in the Hub by our amazing community members! These are community-led open Q&A sessions: you don’t need to pre-register.

Solution Exchange

The Solution Exchange is a community-powered tool designed to connect community members to users and institutions who are trying to solve similar challenges using Salesforce.

This month, check out how ASU Drives Innovation Across Campus with Salesforce.

Have a solution to share? Submit yours today.


Each week Ryan Ozimek (MVP) reads the entire Hub for you! Join fellow customers, partners, and staff who get the most important Power of Us Hub updates delivered to their inbox each week. Subscribe now!

Get your questions answered!

Post a question in Chatter and get an answer within 24 hours.

Hub Happenings

Announcements from your beloved community management team…

MVP Class of 2018 Announced!

On March 15th the 20th class of Salesforce MVPs was announced! Congratulations to all the new MVPs, especially the nonprofit and education MVPs in the Hub family. You contribute so much and we are over the moon thankful for everything you add to the community, and beyond! Congratulations! See the full announcement here.

Hub Heroes

Every month we feature members of the Power of Us Hub who help others become more successful on the platform — they become “Hub Heroes”!

For the month of April, we are proud to highlight the community contributions of Samantha Shain, Dale McCrory, and Buyan Thyagarajan. Thanks to Samantha, Dale and Buyan for all you do! Read more about our April Hub Heroes! Want to nominate someone who has helped you in the Hub? Nominate a helpful Hubber.

Check out this blog by our new Hub Hero: The Data Are Alright, Samantha Shain, William Penn Foundation

International Women’s Day

March 8th was International Women’s Day, and we highlighted a community member in particular, Elena Inurrategui. Elena was highlighted in an article sharing her inspiring story of how she launched her career by gaining new skills via Trailhead. Go, Elena! Check out the full story.

Take me to the Hub

What do you think of the HubCap?

We want your feedback! Hop in the Hub and post to Lizzy’s profile, include the topic #HubCap and let us know your thoughts! Also, let’s keep the good times rolling… see something we should include in next month’s edition? You guessed it, comment with the topic #HubCap to contribute to the blog. Until next time!

From, Your Community Team

The Power of Us Hub is an online community for customers, certified partners and staff. The Hub is a place for you to get answers, build your Salesforce skills, share your expertise & connect with others in the nonprofit, higher ed & K-12 sectors who are using Salesforce!