This May brings a Salesforce bounty for event attendees. If you are immediately thinking these events don’t apply to you as you are not a Salesforce user (or not yet a Salesforce user), think again.
Salesforce World Tour – 18 May (Excel)
Registration link via: https://www.salesforce.com/uk/campaign/london/
The Salesforce World Tour brings the full power of what is usually a 5 day tech conference (Dreamforce for Salesforce, F8 for this year’s Facebook) to a town near you. It’s a lot of marketing – but you’d expect that really. But it’s also a chance to see for yourself some of the tech that is on the market now and hear about (and see) some of the innovations on the horizon.
If you’re already a Salesforce user, it is a great chance to see what’s happening with your tool and see for yourself what’s coming next.
If you are not a Salesforce user, it’s a chance to see what other tools are up to, get some new ideas about the future, new ideas about how you can handle or solve data problems and gain some fresh insights on problems and opportunities.
Added bonus for 2017
Mags (Marketing) and Antonina (Lead Consultant) are speaking in the Non-Profit Theatre with a short presentation Ready, Set, GDPR which showcases how Salesforce can help you be prepared and meet some of the key DPA requirements that these regulations will require. Time to be confirmed.
NPSP Day – 19 May
Registration link: http://www.npspday.org/events/london?utm_campaign=power-of-us-post-ryan
It is important to note that NPSP Day is not organised by Salesforce.org, it’s the brainchild of the team that work hard behind the scenes to keep NPSP – the non-profit success pack – on track. For those that don’t know, NPSP is essentially an open source development or collection of features on the Salesforce platform. It’s free for non-profts to access (for the first ten users). To keep it up to date, users, developers, partners and Salesforce.org all chip into a development process and regularly release new features and updates.
NPSP day is about a range of things – it’s about how people use NPSP, why people use NPSP, what needs looking at – how to do certain things, how not to do other things (best practice), and really a chance to get together and share in what it is all about.
It’s a no fixed agenda ‘unconference’ format – so the attendees lead the way the day progresses.
There’s a charge to attend of $40, which basically covers lunch and refreshments. And it’s in dollars because the team who organise these all across the US are heading to London to host this day and bring the style and format to life in the UK.
The astute among us will notice it’s the day after World Tour London so don’t get too frazzled at the drinks reception!
We’ve never been to one of these – they’re new to the UK – but they sound interesting. Our view is that existing NPSP users would probably get the most out of these, rather than those of you still at the stage of considering NPSP.