National Council on Aging
We are a multimillion dollar organization with an extremely complex business structure. In addition, NCOA is administered on a national level with a large staff distributed over multiple departments. Idealist Consulting was able to learn the complexity of our organizational structure quickly, as well as navigate its various intricacies. Whether it is database development, business operations or training I would recommend Idealist Consulting to any organization that is interested in improving their business processes.
Stuart Spector | Senior Vice President
Before working with Idealist our organization was treating Salesforce.com as little more than an online address book. From integration of online event registration, to a custom auction implementation, Idealist Consulting has helped us go beyond our traditional fundraising practices to building meaningful relations with our supporters. Idealist not only assisted us as we grow but their commitment to helping us independently build our knowledge base & skill sets has set them above other companies we’ve worked with.
Justin Diaz | Website Coordinator
Rhode Island Land Trust
Idealist Consulting was the one firm that really understood the Rhode Island Land and Water Partnership's perspective in making Salesforce work for our very small land trusts and watershed groups. With Idealist tailoring the nonprofit template to our common needs, our partners have been successful in adapting to Salesforce and building our organizations. The Land Tracker application is incredibly useful in tracking projects, stewardship volunteers and property monitoring issues while allowing timely sorting and reporting that wasn't even conceivable with inefficient paper records. Idealist's consultants were always a pleasure to work with as they developed the needed customizations, guided us through the adoption process, and provided just the right amount of support to get us on our way.
Helen Trajer | President Emeritus of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust
Colorectal Cancer Coalition
We signed with Idealist Consulting to support us on our database project and so far we have not used as many hours as we thought we would. Between Idealist Consulting and Convio I feel we are in good hands.
Judi Sohn | Vice President of Operations
Computers for Youth
We began our Common Ground implementation with another firm and then discovered that we required custom coding that they could not provide. Idealist Consulting was able to step in and help us bring our project to fruition. Without Idealist, we would never have been able to achieve the results we have. I cannot recommend Idealist Consulting more highly. We are thrilled!
Elisabeth Stock | Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Tucson Zoological Society
I have one word -- AWESOME! Thank You.
Carley Preston | Development Assistant
New Leaders for New Schools
Idealist Consulting configured Salesforce excellently to meet our evolving fundraising and CRM database needs. We really appreciated their ability to translate our business processes into concrete solutions in Salesforce.
James Truong | Senior Director of Operations and Learning
Idealist Consulting has been great to work with. Their business operation reveiw style was enjoyable and simple, resulting in promotional collateral and processes that we have integrated into the B corp partner program.
Christina Houlihan | Marketing Director
Hands to Hearts International
Just wanted to send a thank you for your generous work with HHI—a fully functioning database! Oh my! I am excited about the possibilities it will open up for HHI as we take our work around the world. We will be needing to track donors, employees, partner agencies, volunteers and the healthy children we serve being adopted out of orphanages from India to South Africa. Thanks, your expertise is a contribution that will make our organization more powerful and effective in fulfilling our mission.
Laura Peterson | Founder, Executive Director
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
As the Southern California region’s premier business leadership organization, the LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the regions of LA County. We are a 501(c)(3), however our business structure resembles a private sector business. Idealist Consulting was able to take this into account and produce a database that allowed us to support our business operations while considering that we have a nonprofit side as well. They are a wonderful organization and I would recommend them to any organization looking for technical support.
Eydie Galper | Vice President Strategic Relations
Corporate Ethics Network
Idealist Consulting is one of those rare consulting groups who often see what you need before you do. They attend to the smallest details, bring projects to completion on time and on budget, and even throw in a little extra time to make sure their clients are completely satisfied. I will hire them again for future projects and recommend them highly to others.
Michael Marx | Executive Director
Idealist Consulting helped to increase our revenue to over $1,000,000 a year while building associations and systems [CMS, Networks, Telecommunications, Human Resources, Marketing] that will last for years to come. I would recommend Idealist for any nonprofit looking to move into the 21st century. Thank you for a job well done.
Jim Rowe | Executive Director
American Red Cross
Thank you for helping the American Red Cross [Logistics Division] to respond to the needs of those who were tragically affected by the events of September 11th.
John A Clizbe | Vice President, Disaster Services
Latino Union of Chicago
You are the jam! Thanks for getting us set up.
Bee Loewe | Planning Director
Land O' Lakes International
Land O'Lakes utilized Idealist Consulting services on a computer training project. Having put together a training plan, Idealist Consulting conducted training for several projects...which had been provided with computers by Land O'Lakes in order to improve their financial reporting and monitoring systems. The training was responded to enthusiastically and the trainees expressed highly positive evaluations of Idealist Consulting's work. As a result I can recommend Idealist Consulting highly for work in an international setting.
David Blood | Country Manager
Idealist Consulting has assisted me with the Teachers Excellence Awards, the Teachers Nomination Committee, and university graduate interviews for the Freedom Support Act Graduate Program each of which is imperative for me to do my job effectively and successfully. Were it not for their organizational management, I would have not been able to do my job effectively.
Michael Hnatyshyn | ACCELS, Regional Director
Kipp Bay Area Schools
When anticipating our database build out I was dreading the process. With Idealist Consulting's leadership, it's become a fascinating journey that has given me insight into our business practice.
Sarah Lightfoot | Development Director
Kansas City Antiviolence Project
Idealist Consulting is great to work with.
Doug Riley | Director
A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village
Idealist Consulting was awesome to work with and they put together training templates that addressed our needs in so many areas. They were always pleasant and took great care to make sure I came away from each phone meeting with a good understanding of the project to date.
Kim Baldwin | Associate Director
Michigan Suburbs Alliance
Idealist Consulting was the only firm that had enough patience to help me make a decision on project direction. Their analogies make sense; their recommendations are clear and they are attentive to their clients needs.
Melanie Piana | Associate Director
Kids Now Canada
Idealist Consulting was a pleasure to work with, very patient while remaining cognizant of what we could reasonably accomplish with the time we had available.
Susan Ryan | Director
Idealist Consulting's knowledge of the nonprofit sector allowed them to quickly determine our needs and provide a website and database that exceeded them. Thank you!
Kimberly Berls | President
Green America's mission is to advance the green economy. We harness the economic power of consumers, investors, and businesses to help create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Although we are a national nonprofit membership organization, some of our business operations are very similar to private sector equivalents. Idealist Consulting was able to take this into account and produce a database that allowed us to support our business operations while keeping options open should we need to add on a more typical nonprofit buildout of Salesforce later on. Idealist Consulting have proven to be a great asset for us and I would recommend them to any organization looking for technical support--public or private.
Rob Hanson | Advertising Manager
Idealist Consulting understands the nonprofit environment better than any developer I've ever worked with, and I've worked with developers on customizing databases since 1978.
Judy Maurer | Development Director
We wanted a simple, attractive website that was easy to navigate and at an affordable rate. We got everything we needed -- and we got it ahead of shedule. Thank you Idealist Consulting.
Armando Baray | Principal
Montgomery Educational Consulting
Idealist Consulting is a joy to work with. I trust them, and they have a great ability to keep it light as they go about doing serious work.
Mark Montgomery | President
Equal Justice Intiative
Idealist Consulting helped us set up a Salesforce.com donor database and management system and completed the project perfectly within our specifications, on time and within budget. They are a highly professional and skilled group and are a pleasure to work with.
Diane Keating | Development Director
Our nonprofit organization has benefited greatly from working with Idealist. They implemented our Salesforce database and custom integration to keep track of our memberships, sales and donations. The consulting with Idealist Consulting was done with professionalism, integrity and always with our budget in mind. I would recommend Idealist to any organization needing guidance through the myriad choices of database management.
Barbara Harper | Director
Idealist Consulting provided the perfect product with stellar service. Further, though the project is complete, our continuing questions and changes are addressed immediately. I cannot recommend them highly enough. And we think they are just the greatest.
Kathy Armstrong | Deputy Director
American Place Theatre
The benefits of our customized Salesforce.com system to our nonprofit arts and literacy program are immeasurable. Thanks to Idealist Consulting, we are able to organize and implement hundreds of educational performance workshops for tens of thousands of students across the country in a more expeditious and accurate way than ever before. What's more, Idealist is able to meet the evolving demands of our Literature to Life® program as we work to transform our evaluation and assessment into an immediate, web-based process, accessible from anywhere around the country that we are providing our services. My staff and I say to them a resounding, "Thank you!" and to any potential client, "In Idealist, you have found a friendly, capable, creative, and responsive firm to meet your Salesforce.com customization needs in the nonprofit arena."
Jennifer Barnette | Managing Director
Committed Partners for Youth
Idealist Consulting completed our migration and it all went very smoothly. I just wanted to convey what a delight and pleasure it was to work with Idealist Consulting. They were accessible as well as readily understandable. Their friendly approach to the process made it almost painless :-). Our agency is actively seeking additional funding to allow us to continue working with them for ongoing support. They all did an excellent job. Thanks for enlightening us to the enormity of the this task and taking us in your careful hands.
Jenny Stern Carusone | Program Director
The changes you have made to our database have been huge for us. They have made our membership drive so much easier.
Elisabeth D'angelo | Operations Manager
African Women's Coalition
It has been great to do business with the Idealist Consulting family.
Evelyne Ello-Hart | Director
Washington Tenants Union
From the very start of our organization's relationship with Idealist Consulting, they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help us. Not only are they well versed in the Salesforce platform, but they are an excellent partner. They really do deliver on their mission and have made Salesforce an invaluable resource to the Tenants Union.
Michelle Chantu | Systems Administrator
Idealist Consulting can really help you find out what your needs are. They are Salesforce.com certified and they are just awesome!
Norisha Cobett | Director of Development
San Francisco School Alliance
We cannot thank you enough!!! We are very happy with our new system and appreciate all the time and effort you put into it. You did a great job training us and we are so glad that you walked us through everything. We will miss you, but we know you are just a phone call away. Here is to you and Salesforce.
Jen Low | Communications and Programs Associate
Muchas Gracias to Idealist Consulting for help with our Spanish Translation.
Steve Andersen | Solutions Architect
Idealist Consulting deployed IATSPayments for a client before our listing was available on the AppExchange. We're happy to list them as a partner because their technical expertise as well as excellent communication skills make them an implementation partner any nonprofit can benefit from. They know Salesforce inside and out, and made the deployment of IATSPayments simple and effective.
Brett Wills | Marketing Coordinator
When Convio launched Common Ground on Force.com, we searched far and wide for partners who not only understood Salesforce, but the needs of nonprofits. Idealist Consulting emerged as a premier group of certified Salesforce consultants who only work with nonprofits. Over the past 18 months, we've worked very closely with Idealist and continue to be impressed. They not only continue to deliver happy clients, but have contributed greatly to our partner program and product strategy. We're fortunate to call the good people at Idealist Consulting "partners" and truly look forward to more success ahead. Convio highly recommends Idealist for any nonprofit seeking to implement the Salesforce platform.
Tompkins Spann | Senior Marketing Strategist
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Idealist Consulting has been a great partner for us on our internal Salesforce implementation. They have offered us advice and direction when needed and also provided great consulting and coding services. They are also very flexible; at the beginning we needed much more hands-on development effort, but with Idealist Consulting's help, we've learned to manage and maintain our solution mostly on our own. Now we rely on Idealist primarily for advice and very focused implementation efforts. Idealist will work to understand what you need and help you meet your goals in the most cost effective way possible.
Kevin Martone | Technology Program Manager
Economic Development Shasta County
Idealist Consulting not only delivered what they promised, they exceeded our expectations. Being a nonprofit, we need quality to match the dollars we spend. Salesforce and the customizations that Idealist Consulting prepared for us have enhanced our program one hundred-fold. We were impressed from day one with Idealist Consulting, and by the end of our project can recommend them highly.
Michele Petersen | Chief Operations Officer
Friends of Trees
We have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, expertise and creativity on the part of Idealist Consulting, which has made the customization of our Salesforce.com instance and transition from an Access database such a success. Thanks again for all your help making our nonprofit more efficient, organized and effective to better accomplish our mission and serve our constituents.
Melissa Barber | Associate Director of Membership Services
We've been depending on Idealist Consulting for over three years now. At each new stage of our development, Rob and David are there to instill confidence and give us a realistic picture of what challenges or new opportunities we may face. We're glad to have such a strong partner to help bring us into the future with Salesforce and Common Ground.
Steven Ley | IT Director
Idealist Consulting is an established and reputable Salesforce implementation partner. We recommend them to our customers for implementations of ActevaRSVP because they are well versed in our product and know what it takes to deploy it quickly and effectively. That, coupled with their extensive industry experience makes them an "ideal" choice.
Pat Shah | Sales and Account Executive
Rob and Tanner have both been amazing with everything from idea generation to project management to implementation. They have been able to help us with larger projects (implementing a fundraising database in Salesforce) as well as by helping to answer more basic questions and adding Apex code to streamline our processes. We don't have anyone with technology expertise on staff and they have really helped us to make constant improvements to our Salesforce database.
Jacqueline Pohl | Director of Finance and Operations
Advocates for Children
Idealist Consulting has been an outstanding, dependable resource. The database enhancements have dramatically improved our operating efficiency. I am confident that Idealist billed responsibly and sought to keep costs down whenever possible. Finally, it's also worth pointing out that our Idealist contact, Tanner Wells, was willing and able to explain technical jargon as plainly as possible. Again, my team and I absolutely recommend Idealist Consulting.
Jared Stein | Associate Director
Whatcom Volunteer Center
Whatcom Volunteer Center's innovative new direct service program House 2 Home Network, provides furniture to individuals and families who were homeless and have recently been housed. We looked a variety of tracking and monitoring systems before deciding to go with a custom-built CRM from Salesforce Foundation produced by Idealist Consulting. It quickly became clear that we made the right decision. From the initial discovery meeting right through program launch, Idealist Consulting provided clear guidance and expert advice. Our custom dashboards and reports allow us to track donations and volunteers with an ease and accuracy that simply would not have been possible with other management systems. We consider Idealist Consulting a vital partner in the very successful launch of House 2 Home Network and the continued advancement of Whatcom Volunteer Center's mission.
Dan Hammill | Volunteer Program Director
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network
Working with Idealist Consulting as an implementation partner has vastly increased our capabilities. With comprehensive support that adapted to our emerging requirements, we have been able to increase our sphere of service. We are dedicated to helping families secure the futures of their disabled loved ones, and prior to our implementation we were able to deliver information to about 4,000 families annually. With Idealist Consulting's implementation, we currently have communication with 12,000 families and the number is growing monthly. They listened to our needs, provided solutions and put them in place to give us an enormously improved system that really helps our staff accomplish more. Our capacity is now truly scalable and we can see serving 20-50,000 families within our grasp. Idealist Consulting has been responsive, personal (and personable) and we are grateful to have them as an implementation partner.
Jack Styan | Executive Director
Idealist Consulting knows our solution inside and out, and we're very comfortable recommending them to clients for implementations of Clicktools. When nonprofits come to us for our product and need help implementing it, we're happy to recommend Idealist Consulting because we know the client is getting great quality knowledge, skills and service.
Dana Ironside | VP of Sales
Idealist Consulting is an established Salesforce.com partner, in both Applications and Deployments. With their tenure and experience in the space, we found their consultative support, in application marketing, deployment and sales essential to Bracket Labs. Through their services we were able to reach product maturity faster and extend our marketing reach fare beyond our initial expectations. I would recommend Idealist Consulting to any ISV Application Partner looking to get their application up and running quickly.
Blakely Graham | Founder
Idealist Consulting helped us at Nexternal design a solution for the AppExchange that scaled beyond the standard verticals, enhancing market penetration and future growth potential. I would recommend them to any company looking for developer support...they do great work.
Craig Ross | VP Sales
Michigan Suburb Alliance
In 2006, as a struggling start-up nonprofit just starting out with Salesforce, we found Rob at Idealist, who helped us understand Salesforce, how to match Salesforce to our growing business needs, and improve how we connect to our constituents. Rob has an innate ability to simplify the complex for the default techie, using colorful stories and metaphors. The care and attention Idealist provides to its clients is top notch, and they gladly provided advice, pro bono, when we lacked funds to pay for additional customizations. When we had to figure things out on our own, Idealist served as a "phone a friend" to walk us through options. For these reasons, our organization will engage in another contract with Idealist, a reliable partner for the growing nonprofit.
Melanie Piana | Associate Director
Idealist was able to develop our SFDC platform and "go live" within 30 days with telephony adapters as well as LivePerson. Their team is razor sharp and always puts the needs of the client first. It was a true pleasure working with such a professional and personable group of IT folks...looking forward to a long partnership!
Linda Walsh | President
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
We are a small nonprofit that is growing quickly. We needed advice on how best to improve our technology to better capture and understand information about our partners and constituents; upgrade our email, calendars, fundraising and advocacy systems; and facilitate better communications among our staff in multiple locations. We contracted with Idealist to perform a tech assessment. They were able to understand our needs, the different viewpoints among staff and our goals, and recommend a package of software and services that is integrated, powerful and flexible. And, the package they recommended includes steep discounts for nonprofits, giving us powerful tools at an affordable price. When it took more hours than anticipated to complete the tech assessment, Idealist gifted us several hours to bring the project in at budget. We are now moving forward with contracting with Idealist to carry out the recommendations in the tech assessment and everyone on staff can't wait for it to be implemented!
Margo Pedroso | Deputy Director
The entire crew at Idealist is great to work with and really understands how nonprofits think. I was a real skeptic 3 years ago that anything called "Sales" force could be adapted to what a nonprofit needs. With the help of John, David and Mike, I drank the Kool-aid and JumpStart now uses a very customized system that is built to our unique needs from tracking our development work, tracking of all the capital raised in our part of the country, and all of the other metrics captured about the companies we assist. I would wholeheartedly recommend any nonprofit getting started with Salesforce hire Rob and his staff to lead you through the transition to the promised land of Salesforce. We continue to leverage what Idealist has taught us about Salesforce administration and rely on their team for Apex and Visualforce coding for our more advanced projects.
Don't be overwhelmed by all the possibilities in Salesforce. Idealist will help you walk and then run when the time is right.
Ben Keller | Technology Director
Idealist Consulting has been a wonderful partner in the deployment and customization of our Salesforce CRM. We had a heavy data migration from our old database, and a lot of ideas for our new Salesforce CRM, and Idealist's consultants handled the tasks we presented them with superbly! Their understanding of the nonprofit industry and willingness to work within our means was especially helpdul and very much appreciated. We will continue to work with Idealist Consulting as our Salesforce CRM grows and strengthens alongside our organization.
Kelly Nokes | Program Administrator
Chester County Economic Development Council
Idealist's deep experience with nonprofits has been a huge benefit to us. Having worked with other clients with similar needs in the past, they were able to save a lot of our time in exploring options for event management. Once we walked through requirements, they were able to help us eliminate many options and ultimately select an app that is very well received by customer and staff alike. The service we received has been professional and time effective. Our representative is very knowledgeable, direct, and responsive.
Suzanne Milshaw | Agricultural Program Manager
Vernonia School District
Idealist Consulting provides us with individualized attention, quick delivery and excellent advice. Our project required a speedy initial set up and Idealist delivered. Knowing that they are just a phone call away is comforting and has been extremely beneficial.
Betsy Miller | Fundraising Secretary/ CLASS Grant Project Coordinator
Cascade AIDS Project
Idealist Consulting never ceases to impress. We drew on their skill and expertise to help us with complete data migration from a botched Salesforce implementation by "those who shall remain nameless". In addition to migrating, our records to the new instance, they took the time to discuss our business and internal workflow to ensure the new implementation would meet our needs and allow us to grow as an agency and continue to maintain our data integrity. We also chose them for the creation of a custom volunteer management application within our Salesforce instance. We use this custom app for scheduling, job assignment, hours tracking, valuation, and roster generation. Volunteer Resources was ecstatic! Our finance team requires specific report data and Idealist Consulting helped with a financial reporting configuration including custom objects, analytic snapshots, and even providing references to relevant upcoming changes to the NPSP which will likely affect us in the very near future. They are expert at APEX coding too. Their work on triggers allows us to integrate payment and donation records with both Linvio PaymentConnect and our AIDS Walk platform (SWEET) for flow-through hands-free transaction processing. This is the good life folks. I constantly recommend Idealist Consulting without hesitation to any and all who need help with their Salesforce instance. You won't be sorry!
Eric Shaffer | Development Specialist
It has been a pleasure to work with an recommend Idealist Consulting. For several months I have worked with their consultant, Calista. Our organization moved to Salesforce from an ACT database. Calista assisted every step of the way with the migration of the data and customizing Salesforce to fit our particular needs. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and a great trainer to me. We were provided with updates every step of the way and came in under budget! It took a tremendous amount of stress off of our team being able to "hand it over" to them. Even though our project has been completed, just knowing that I can pick up the phone and call her is reassuring! The entire experience exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend them.
Phyllis Sanders | Executive Assistant
Christian Reform Church in North America
We're a small denomination who was looking to customize a CRM for our interactions with congregations and ministry leaders. We chose Idealist to assist us in customizing a CRM that would meet our needs. This was no small task! Jim was amazing. He went above and beyond for us. I personally spend many hours on the phone with him as we worked on the customization. Through it I learned a lot about our CRM and Jim learned a lot about our denomination. That he was willing to invest so much energy into understanding our work really helped the whole project along.
I highly recommend Idealist Consulting to anyone who's looking for a consulting firm that does top notch work!
Lis Van Harten | Program Director
Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust
Moving from our old one-user database E-base, to Salesforce was a big step for our organization both technology-wise and mentally. We spent a lot of our time researching databases and consultants and ultimately went with Salesforce and Idealist Consulting, based on the recommendation of several groups we collaborate with. We weren't disappointed. It was a daunting task for us to think of changing databases, but Idealist Consulting made it go smoothly. Calista Carter's patient and prompt responses walked us through everything step by step, even customizing Salesforce to fit our needs. We felt like we were working with a partner who cared as much about our organization's success as we did. Calista and Idealist set the foundation for us to engage more deeply with the people in our database. Just as Salesforce is set up to be relational, I feel like I've created a genuine relationship with Idealist Consulting.
Nancy Butler | Executive Director
As a member of the Salesforce.com Foundation, I am thoroughly enjoying working with Idealist Consulting and Rob Jordan specifically. He's extremely knowledgeable and capable in his Salesforce skills, having been a partner for many years. My direct work with Idealist Consulting has been developing international projects that positively impact individuals in developing countries. First, his compassion and understanding for ensuring nonprofit success is unparalleled. He is first and foremost concerned about success of the project and how it impacts a nonprofit mission. He is extremely organized, thoughtful in thinking through projects and how to successfully develop appropriate phases, and learns from past experience - as well as knows how to adjust as needed.
I highly recommend Idealist Consulting for their knowledge, expertise and utmost concern for the success of a nonprofit.
Julie Trell | VP of All Things Fun, Meaningful, and Rewarding
Advocates for the West
Advocates for the West is a nonprofit environmental law firm. We hired Idealist Consulting in 2011 to manage full transition for us from CiviCRM to Salesforce. I originally got bids from three other consultants. Cat Monaghan at Idealist is excellent and immediately won our work with her speed, attention to detail, professionalism, and super competitive price point. She then connected us with our main IT contact, Larry Bednar, who would lead us cheerfully and skillfully through the process of transitioning databases. We were met with several hitches along the way due to the poor quality of our existing data, and the awkwardness of our existing database, but Larry moved through the problems easily, always fining a great solution. I was then introduced to April who is now our go-to gal for minor hitches we may encounter. We recently signed an ongoing service contract and are pleased to have Idealist by our side, should we need them. We highly recommend the crew at Idealist for your Salesforce needs. They made a donor data management transition painless for a bunch of painfully non-techies. By the way, they also helped us transition to Vertical Response and Click and Pledge. They recommended both of these applications, and we are thoroughly pleased that we followed their advice.
Aimee Moran | Development Director
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
Like many small and specialized nonprofits, we worried that our mission, methods, and hodgepodge of legacy solutions would make the transition to Salesforce difficult. It would be hard to explain how we work and what we needed. I am happy to report that Idealist, in the persons of Cat Monaghan and Mike Smith, quickly put all those fears to rest. Our legacy data is now safely in Salesforce, and we are already seeing the hoped for benefits of this sophisticated cloud-based approach, even as we are still climbing the learning curve. Salesforce is like a big city that we are just learning our way around, but the Idealist folks were like having some good friends in the neighborhood to help us move in, show us all the shortcuts, and good places to go. If you think that the benefits of something like Salesforce are only for large organizations, think again. The smaller your staff, the more you need to give them the best tools possible. Idealist knows how to help you do that. We're glad to have worked with them.
Chris Talbott | Assistant Director
As part of Project Palestine, we were very lucky to have Idealist Consulting conduct sales and implementation training in order to prepare us for consulting work in Palestine. Rob Jordan is extremely knowledgeable and has high standard Salesforce skills that he was more than generous to share with us and answer any inquiries that we had. Rob's work did not end at the planned sessions but he continues to be available and respond to our questions in our quest to learn all what Salesforce can offer. I highly recommend Idealist Consulting for their knowledge and expertise especially in dealing with international firms.
Samia Totah | Bisan
Amigos de Jesus
The Idealist Consulting team and in particular Calista Carter, our lead on this project, was a pleasure to work with. They completely fulfilled and even exceeded our expectations. Our small non-profit organization was migrating data from Microsoft Access and taking a huge leap with the integration of Salesforce.com. The uniqueness of our program created the opportunity for Calista to develop some new functions and think outside of the box to create functionality that would work to meet our needs. She reached out to contacts and even met with another organization with a similar program to get insight on the project. Throughout the process she was informative, creative, thorough, and most importantly patient. I had no issues with timeliness and felt completely at ease while working with her. I would whole-heartedly recommend this group to anyone looking to implement Salesforce.com. This software will truly revolutionize the way we do business. Thank you to the whole Idealist team!
Emily Ford | Executive Director
Five stars all around for Idealist Consulting. I've worked with Idealist Consulting in my previous role as a Salesforce Administrator at a nonprofit, and I'm so excited that my current nonprofit foundation just signed a contract with them as well- they're amazing! After working with other mega-consulting firms who were way over budget and offered cookie cutter solutions, Idealist Consulting was patient, conscientious, and really took the time to understand the best solutions for your Salesforce instance, even if it means going with another firm! Idealist Consulting is simply the best and I can't recommend them highly enough.
Missy Longshore | Special Projects Manager
Wounded Warrior Project
Your commitment to supporting our nation's heroes is sincerely appreciated. You are a great partner in our mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Adam Silva | Chief Development Officer
Change the Equation
We worked with Idealist Consulting on two projects that included a Salesforce implementation to meet our membership, contributions, and unique program tracking needs and migrating our website to a Drupal-based platform. We were very pleased with the responsiveness of the Idealist Consulting team, who worked very closely to ensure that Salesforce and the website were integrated correctly. Our consultants, Calista Carter (CRM) and Rick Thomas (CMS) were incredibly knowledgeable, attentive, patient and responsive. Their advice and foresight often mitigated changes down the road and when our project specs changed, their quick thinking and problem solving saved us time and money. Cat Monaghan was also quick to provide the necessary contracts to get us going and helped with questions along the way. Combined, they're a force to be reckoned with! We are very pleased to have worked with, and continue with, Idealist Consulting. They have become a dependable partner we rely heavily on for multiple projects. We highly recommend Idealist Consulting to everyone we meet.
Priscilla Briones | Executive Assistant
I wouldn't really bother looking anywhere else - we have already dont that, and Idealist Consulting is by far the best company we've ever dealt with. They're responsive, quick, and very accommodating. Highly, highly recommended.
Scott Harris | Communications Associate
Start Small Think Big, Inc.
Seriously. These guys are totally the best. Right from the beginning-- before we even signed anything or gave over any money. Everyone listened SO very carefully to exactly what we wanted, and made sure that we were happy with everything. It's like they are personally invested in you being happy with the final product. The project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Idealist Consulting.
Jenny DaSilva | Executive Director
Archie Bray Foundation
Idealist Consulting has been wonderful to work with in implementing Salesforce for our organization. I am grateful to have had Calista Carter as the lead on the project to convert our donor management from ebase to Salesforce. Calista has been amazing to work with, demonstrating knowledge and patience, as well as providing motivation to keep the project on track. As a small non-profit we often save money by doing projects ourselves but having Idealist working with us on this daunting task was well worth the money invested. I highly recommend Idealist Consulting and truly appreciate their expertise and hard work.
Teresa Amsbaugh | Development Officer
A Better Way
I can't recommend Idealist Consulting highly enough. My organization needed to implement its first development database, and our Idealist consultant, Kevin, made the process painless and even enjoyable. I was amazed at the speed of the work, with no compromise in quality or thoroughness. Also, working with the sales staff was a joy. It is clear that Idealist has a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of nonprofits, which is important to me and made the project go that much more smoothly. For any nonprofit seeking Salesforce implementation or support, I would not hesitate to give Idealist my highest recommendation.
Julia Clare | Development Manager
United Arts Council
United Arts Council worked with Larry Bednar at Idealist Consulting. He was patient, kind, conscientious, helpful and produced flawless results. We converted 10 years worth of donations from another system and the totals balanced to the penny. He listened carefully to what we needed, designed those solutions and gave us the knowledge we needed to go forward to improve and maintain our system for years to come. We are very grateful for Larry's talent and dedication to making our project successful.
Rebecca Worters | Director of Development