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Press Release: Idealist Consulting Becomes Preferred Partner of Salesforce Foundation

By: Kirsten Kippen

February 24 — PORTLAND, OR — Idealist Consulting announced today that it is now a Preferred Partner in the Salesforce Foundation Partner Sponsorship Program. Idealist Consulting joins Salesforce as one of only two Preferred Partners, a designation reserved for partners who have completed 50 or more nonprofit projects, have at least 10 licensed consultants and have maintained a 8.3 or better CSAT rating on the AppExchange.

Idealist Consulting is a long-time partner of the Salesforce Foundation and contributed to the original development of the Nonprofit Starter Pack. “We’ve seen tremendous growth and innovation in the nonprofit sector in the past decade,” commented Idealist Consulting CEO and Founder, Rob Jordan. “Nonprofits have hundreds of choices of consulting firms, and we’re thrilled to be recognized as one of the top-tier Salesforce Foundation partners. There can be no doubt without their interests, we would not have been awarded Inc. Magazine’s top 10 fastest-growing businesses in Portland.”

As a preferred partner, Idealist Consulting will be working closely with the Salesforce Foundation throughout the year on go-to-market activities to better support the growing base of nonprofit customers. In the next few months, this includes a joint webinar, Nonprofit Spotlight for Building Apps on the Salesforce1 Platform, and a joint Power of Us event with all Salesforce Foundation partners at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in March. Idealist Consulting will also be a featured author periodically on the Salesforce Foundation blog and will be partnering on other events and content throughout 2015.

About the Foundation:

The Foundation is based on a simple idea: leverage 1% of's product, equity and time to improve communities around the world. We call this integrated philanthropic approach the 1-1-1 model. Since the Foundation's inception in 1999, Salesforce technology has powered more than 23,000 nonprofit and higher education institutions; we've provided more than $68 million in grants; and our employees have logged more than 680,000 volunteer hours throughout the world. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

About Idealist Consulting:

Founded by a Peace Corps business development volunteer, award-winning Idealist Consulting is dedicated to providing nonprofits, private sector businesses, and government with advanced technical solutions that help them run more effectively. Whether it is Salesforce database development, website integration, or technical training, we make every effort to provide thoughtful, ethical and approachable support. Idealist Consulting is recognized as one of the original Salesforce implementation partners and has been the top-ranked consulting firm on the AppExchange for five years running. A certified B Corporation, Idealist Consulting has implemented over 700 projects and is endorsed by Gartner for high-speed, low-risk Salesforce deployments. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Kirsten Merrell Kippen
Marketing Manager
800-889-8675 x250


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