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Salesforce Nonprofit Tips and Success Stories from Aptaria’s Demo Party

posted on December 9th, 2016by Andrew Lawlor

Do you work for a nonprofit? If so, how do you manage your information? At Aptaria, we’ve seen organizations struggle with legacy systems, like iMIS, or with low-tech solutions, like Excel, that can’t keep up with their needs.

That’s why we hosted an event on November 29, 2016 to connect with nonprofits in Baltimore. We discussed the advantages of Salesforce and its recently-launched Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP).

For those who couldn’t join the party, we’ve gathered our slide presentations from the evening, so you can learn about Salesforce’s benefits for nonprofits.

In the first presentation, Salesforce.org Account Executive Ryan Lonnett introduced the nonprofit division of the world’s #1 CRM.

Aptaria CEO Andrew Lawlor then talked about the company’s history of working with Salesforce and the Salesforce Foundation. For more information about Aptaria’s variety of projects, you can check out our library of nonprofit case studies.

From there, our own Senior Cloud Consultant Jenn Dwyer demonstrated the basic features of Salesforce’s Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP). Since Jenn’s demo was interactive, we haven’t captured it in a slide deck. If you’re interested in learning more, read our blog post about the NPSP or contact us. As an NPSP partner, we’d love to explain how the NPSP might work for you.

Next, J.B. Rauch, VP of Alliances and Channels, gave an overview of WealthEngine’s Salesforce tools for nonprofits. The company’s Nonprofit WE Connector app, available from the AppExchange, simplifies the process of researching and prioritizing potential donors.

Finally, Melanie Bricker and Mike Grandel from National Aquarium shared their success story. Through a combination of Salesforce and WealthEngine, the National Aquarium’s development team increased donations by more than 400%. This fundraising enabled the National Aquarium to expand their mission significantly by launching sea life conservation initiatives.

As the evening’s presentations confirmed, Salesforce.org empowers nonprofit organizations to better achieve their missions. A system built on Salesforce can save you time, handle large amounts of information with ease, and provide more insight into your audience.

Ready to discuss how Aptaria can advance your mission with Salesforce? Contact us today.

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Andrew Lawlor is a leading authority and published author on cloud computing and CRM technology. He specializes in helping companies and government agencies fully integrate Salesforce and other cloud-based applications with enterprise software. Since founding Aptaria in 2002, Andrew has led integration and implementation projects for major clients including Citibank, Danone, Colliers International, American Red Cross, and ExxonMobil. Prior to Aptaria, he held IT management positions at Verizon and webMethods. Andrew holds an Electrical Engineering degree with honors from the University of Maryland at College Park and he studied computer science and electrical engineering at Columbia University's Graduate School. He is a Salesforce.com Certified Developer. Andrew lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, daughter, and son. When not working he enjoys playing and watching basketball and playing poker.