Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Spring 2020 Release: What’s New

ALISON ZWECKER | April 29, 2020

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As members of the nonprofit Salesforce community, we’ve become accustomed to regular releases of new functionality. We review Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) notes on bug fixes, patches and enhancements that appear like magic in our orgs every couple of weeks without batting an eyelash, but not all releases are created equally. The two planned for April 29 and May 27 are far more than just a few code tweaks; they’re hearty – meaty, requiring some time to really sink your teeth into them (and I’m not just saying this because I’m ready for breakfast).

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Helpful Resources for Nonprofit and Social Enterprises During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Article | April 10, 2020

As the country adapts to the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are being faced with new challenges as they continue their important work. Fortunately, there are hundreds of emergency relief funds at the global, national, and local levels, offering individual and organizational funding for basic needs, direct services, and other immediate concerns. Since Voqal cannot offer emergency funds for direct services like other funders and partners, we thought we would share a compilation of resources where organizations can find these dollars. A special thank you goes out to Voqal’s grants and fellowships program manager, Mary Coleman, for putting this list together.

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6 Ways to Engage Peer-to-Peer Participants and Increase Donations for Virtual Events

Article | April 10, 2020

In-person peer-to-peer events — like runs, walks and rides — have been a fundraising staple for nonprofits for years. Today, virtual peer-to-peer fundraising events and campaigns have a critically important place in fundraising, too. They’re essential at a time like now, when physical events aren’t possible. They can help a nonprofit to engage with constituents and make them feel part of a community, even when they can’t connect in person. In normal times, they can also be a less expensive way to raise funds year-round in between in-person events.

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Not for Profit and Charities Update: COVID-19

Article | April 10, 2020

Like everyone, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are listening to all government recommendations. Our staff is all working remotely, and we have invested heavily in technology to ensure there are no disruptions to normal work flow. We’ve compiled some economic updates for Not for Profits and Charities that we feel will be helpful during this time. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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What the Paycheck Protection Program Offers Nonprofit Organizations and Small Businesses

Article | April 10, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) provides important public funding to small businesses. The following are some of the highlights of the Paycheck Protection Program (the “Program”) which is part of the CARES Act. This Program is an expansion of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) 7(a) loan program. The available pool for these loans is $349 billion. Loans will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis, so businesses should apply as soon as possible. The information below is based on the Interim Final Rule promulgated by the SBA on April 2, 2020.

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National Procurement Institute, Inc.

Founded in 1968, the National Procurement Institute, Inc. is designed to establish cooperative relationships among its members and to develop efficient purchasing methods and practices in the areas of governmental, educational, and institutional procurement. The mission of NPI is to facilitate the educational and professional development of its members.

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