Community Hero Bonny Hinners

By Alicia Schmidt | August 5, 2014 | , | Nonprofit

“With the online community, I can work with a large team of incredibly bright collaborators even though I may be the only Salesforce administrator/developer at the nonprofits where I work. It gives me an opportunity to share my expertise and to benefit from the expertise of others.”
– Bonny Hinners

Bonny HinnersWe are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Power of Us HUB by recognizing 30 community members who have been instrumental in supporting the growing community of nonprofit and higher ed Salesforce users.

Today’s community hero is Bonny Hinners (@SNUGSFBay), an independent consultant and Salesforce MVP. Bonnie has answered more than 100 questions in the HUB over the last year, presented at Dreamforce, and often shares tips and tricks for nonprofits on her blog (like this recent one on Leveraging List Views With Salesforce1). In addition to being a top contributor in the HUB, Bonny is also the leader of one of the largest Salesforce nonprofit user groups in the US — the Bay Area Nonprofit User Group.

Who are you (in 250 words or less)?

“I develop custom data models and supporting code for nonprofits who are trying to use Salesforce to improve their success at mission-critical tasks. My recent favorite projects have been built around mobile technology. Most of the volunteer work I do centers around organizations that provide educational or environmental services.”

How long have you been working with Salesforce products?

“Since 2004.”

What quick tip would you give someone getting started with Salesforce?

“Learn to use Salesforce Flow, which you can find under the Create > Workflow area of the Setup menu. You can use it to improve data quality and to provide automation for your business processes. You can also use it to gather information from website visitors. For such a versatile and powerful tool, it is surprisingly easy to use!”


As a thank-you for all Bonny has done for the community over the last year, the Foundation is donating $250 to a nonprofit organization of her choosing.

Connect with Bonny in the Power of Us HUB