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Dreamforce: What's in It for Nonprofits?

By: Kirsten Kippen

Still on the fence about attending Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference? At Idealist Consulting, we have been attending Dreamforce for nearly 20 years, including hosting our annual party for the nonprofit community, The Engagement Party. Below we'll explore three key reasons why we think attending Dreamforce can be immensely beneficial for individuals working in the nonprofit space: connection, learning, and of course, fun!

Finding Community: A Foundation for Growth

Dreamforce provides the perfect opportunity to connect in person with a diverse range of professionals from various industries, including nonprofits. For first-time attendees, this conference offers the intangible value of establishing relationships in the space when prepping for a big technology journey. However, even for seasoned Dreamforce attendees, the networking aspect remains consistently valuable.

One of the greatest advantages of networking at Dreamforce is the chance to develop relationships with like-minded individuals who share a passion for Salesforce. For nonprofit administrators, connecting with individuals who can provide guidance and support on Salesforce-related matters is an invaluable asset. These connections not only help advance the organization's mission but also offer opportunities for personal and professional growth. Come find your people at Dreamforce!

Continuous Learning: Sharpening Salesforce Skills

Dreamforce is known for its extensive range of educational sessions, workshops, and hands-on training opportunities. Whether you are new to the platform or have been using Salesforce for a while, attending Dreamforce allows you to expand your knowledge and stay up-to-date with the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in the Salesforce ecosystem.
For nonprofit attendees, gaining a deeper understanding of Salesforce and its functionalities is crucial for enhancing operational efficiency, streamlining processes, and improving donor management. By attending Dreamforce, individuals can learn from industry experts, engage in interactive sessions, and gain insights that can be directly applied to their nonprofit work.

Unleash the Fun: A Unique Experience

While networking and learning are undoubtedly essential, Dreamforce also provides a vibrant and enjoyable environment that sets it apart from other conferences. With its energetic atmosphere, live music performances, engaging keynote sessions, and inspiring guest speakers, Dreamforce creates an environment where attendees can rejuvenate and find motivation. Nonprofit professionals can take advantage of this unique experience to step outside their routine and embrace a fresh perspective, renewing their commitment to their mission and sparking creative ideas for their organizations.

Will we see you there?

Attending Dreamforce is a great opportunity for nonprofits to elevate their Salesforce knowledge, build valuable connections, and experience a vibrant and inspiring atmosphere. From our years of attending this conference, we can assure you that you'll walk away with valuable connections and actionable insights that will benefit both your career and your organization.

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