Before You Can Make Change, You Must Know the Things You Cannot Change Let’s take a quick detour from Salesforce and focus on a particular dimension of Legacy 2.0 that I call, “Naming Your Sacred Cows.” With the idea that Salesforce can be an asset to avoiding Legacy...Read more
Implementing Salesforce? Make Innovation a Success Metric.
Everybody loves Salesforce—at least that’s the way it feels. Salesforce and its reliable nonprofit fundraising derivates offer tremendous customization, mobile-readiness, and automation capabilities, just to name a few of its best-known, distinguishing features. In my...Read more
Could Salesforce be the Answer to Legacy 2.0?
One of the most common risks in an enterprise CRM system implementation is “Legacy System 2.0,” or “Legacy 2.0” for short. This is such an important topic that I’ve been writing about it for years. Legacy 2.0 is a term I coined to describe the almost universal...Read more
Q&A with Elizabeth Vila, CRM Conversion Consultant
Elizabeth Vila is a CRM conversion consultant who uses her knowledge of Blackbaud systems and experience with nonprofit organizations to implement custom solutions for clients.. Get to know her better in this Q+A! How did you get started in working with nonprofits?...Read more
Boredom and the Art and Science of Implementation
We want to make your life boring. Why would we do that to you? Nobody really likes to be bored. We like to be engaged, entertained, so absorbed that we’re blissfully unaware of the passage of time. But sometimes a little bit of boredom can be a victory. In fact, I...Read more