Last week, I had the immense pleasure of hosting a virtual discussion and Q&A with a group of nonprofit CEOs and CIOs to talk about how they’re navigating opportunity and building resilience in this changed world we all find ourselves in. Our guest speaker, Erica Dhawan — a leading authority, author, and advisor on 21st century teamwork, collaboration, and innovation — offered some excellent insights and examples of how leaders can harness this moment to listen, learn, embrace the changes we have seen, and use it to build a better new normal. Our second guest, Cheryl Porro, Chief Technology Officer at Curve Health, addressed the challenge of explaining to donors that investing in technology is essential to achieving nonprofit missions, and why it should be a strategic consideration for all organizations.

In this post, we’ll recap some of the most salient insights and themes that emerged from this lively discussion … Read more

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is now the fifth biggest company in the US, but it draws a lot of conflicting views. At the very least, it has helped expand the electric vehicle (EV) market, which I think is a good thing. But is it a good investment? Morgan Stanley just reaffirmed Tesla’s share price target of $1,200. This would mean the EV maker would have a market value of $1.2trn compared to today’s $1.07trn.

Is either valuation justified? I’m going to take a look at the stock to see if it’s a buy for my portfolio.

Can Tesla’s share price rise?

At time of writing, Tesla’s share price is almost $1,186. This doesn’t leave much room to hit Morgan Stanley’s price target of $1,200. Have I missed the opportunity to invest in Tesla?

I think I might have. The share price is already up 68% this year alone. Over one year, … Read more

It was seemingly a year and forever ago when we last wrote about nonprofit trends reports. Back then, we were concerned about heady items like constituent-centric experiences, data-driven culture and strategy, technology for change, and use cases for technology. While these things remain interesting, they’ve yielded to fresh, pandemic-related concerns, and to the acceleration of priorities regarding social change and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

These are all big items and have thrown our worlds into imbalance. Our latest 4th edition of the Nonprofit Trends Report reflects a set of organizations struggling with this imbalance while navigating a rapidly-changing future.

Our goal at Salesforce.org in delivering our own nonprofit trends report each year is to better understand: the role nonprofits have in serving their communities, what’s shifting within the nonprofit space, mental health and wellbeing, and how technology supports an organization’s ability to fund and run their missions across departments.

This … Read more

With the world’s biggest shopping event approaching, many shoppers are starting to consider what to buy on Black Friday weekend. However, if your goal is to save money, it may be just important to think about what you shouldn’t be buying in the sales.

To help you to save your money and shop safely this weekend, here’s how to avoid Black Friday scams.

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‘Tis the season for Black Friday scams

While there are plenty of excellent deals available on Black Friday, the event is also extremely popular with scammers. Last year, £15.4 million was lost to scammers over the Christmas period. According to Action Fraud, the majority of this cash was lost to deals that were simply too good to be true.

Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are hectic events. Stock can sell out within seconds and the fear of missing out on great deals can lead … Read more

The new e-book Amplify Program Impact: 7 Trailblazer Strategies for Success with Salesforce shares the challenges and solutions facing many organisations looking to deliver best-in-class programs and services and what this means from a technology perspective. It highlights the importance of taking a digital-first approach, knowing that interruption is not an option for the beneficiaries and communities served by nonprofit organisations.

This piece examines seven familiar challenges, shares suggested solutions, and highlights the stories of nonprofits who are using Salesforce to tackle many of these challenges.

With the right technology in place, nonprofits have many opportunities to overcome common roadblocks and deliver best-in-class programs and services.

1. A Complete and Real-Time View

Whatever the size of an organisation, managing information and keeping track of inputs and outputs is crucial to ensure that the programs and services you design reach the users who need them. Salesforce, when used for program management, … Read more