COVID-19 Update from the Nonprofit Cloud Team

By David Ragones | March 16, 2020 | Communities, Health, Nonprofit

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By: David Ragones, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nonprofit Cloud

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we’ve heard from many nonprofits about how they are navigating new terrain as they work quickly to continue to drive their missions. The widespread canceling of events and fundraising galas, inability to meet directly with donors, and difficulties delivering in-person services in a time of social distancing are some examples of the enormous challenges nonprofits are facing.

Nonprofits are among those leading the charge in providing support to our communities, and to support their efforts, Salesforce is donating $1 million USD to UCSF’s COVID-19 Response Fund and $500,000 USD to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, which is meeting rapidly evolving response needs around the world.

In these times of crisis, collaboration is key. Like you, we are having to rethink the way that we work together, and we know it isn’t easy. To help you drive productivity across your institutions, we are making our collaboration tool Quip Starter available for free through the end of September 2020. You can also access myTrailhead courses on how to work remotely or give remote presentations.

Nonprofits are needed now, more than ever, and we want to make sure that you are enabled and empowered to continue moving forward. Please follow our current blog series aimed to help navigate this new terrain, starting with Catholic Relief Services’ advice on how to mitigate risk during this outbreak.

We also encourage you to connect with the broader Salesforce.org nonprofit community on the Power of Us Hub, the online community for Salesforce.org customers, partners, and staff.

We truly are all in this together, and we thank you for your continued partnership.