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Your Ultimate Guide to Salesforce Nonprofit Summit 2022

5.12.22 By: Ivy Farrell

With Salesforce’s Nonprofit Summit coming up May 17-18, we’ve compiled our top five tips to help you make the most out of attending this action-packed event. If you’re hesitant to register because you’re expecting hours of technical product demos, let us set the record straight: Nonprofit Summit is more about story-telling and collaboration rather than exploring nitty-gritty product features. The event includes two days of live sessions with industry peers, leaders, and experts discussing the latest innovations in the industry. There will be opportunities to cross-collaborate with other organizations, connect with experts, and attend hands-on training sessions to level up your skills.

We at Idealist Consulting are big fans of Salesforce Nonprofit Summit and hope you’ll join us for some influential presentations and virtual collaboration. Ready to register? Sign up here!


Here are our top five tips for getting the most out of this event: 

  1. Choose your track. Nonprofit Summit includes five main tracks that each cover a specific topic ("Manage your Nonprofit", "Direct and Expand Your Programs", "Grow Fundraising Impact", "Drive Marketing Performance", and "Govern and Protect Your Data"). Over the two days, there will be several live sessions pertaining to each track. Check out the session catalog here to plan your days. It may be wise to delegate members of your team to each track to ensure nothing is missed. 
  2. Engage! This is a great opportunity to interact with others in the industry. Be sure to take advantage by asking questions, networking, and utilizing the chat feature. Salesforce experts will be available to answer your questions in real-time.
  3. Collaborate. Be sure to attend the roundtable sessions, where individuals from other nonprofits will gather to discuss a topic in detail. This is a great opportunity to hear about other organizations’ challenges, success stories, and innovations. It can also be a good place to pose questions specific to your organization and get constructive feedback from peers.
  4. Debrief. Make it a point to debrief soon after the event with others at your organization who also attended Nonprofit Summit. This step is crucial in ensuring that learnings are digested and implemented. We love compiling a list of our top five takeaways while the learnings are still fresh.
  5. Stay connected. Be sure to follow Idealist Consulting, Salesforce, and other speakers on LinkedIn or Twitter to keep the conversation going. You can also sign up for Trailhead and engage with the Trailblazer community – an innovative, community-based approach to learning Salesforce. 

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Bonus tip: Don’t miss “The Future of Funding: Expanding Partnerships with Foundations” session with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation and Research Dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy for special insights into the changing landscape of giving and how nonprofits can develop deeper and long-lasting relationships with foundations.

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