Tips, Opinions & Notes from our Team

Distilling our knowledge, experiences, and resources on a wide range of digital, technical, nonprofit, and advocacy topics.

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Percolator at NTC 2017

by Karen Uffelman | April 14, 2017

We were at NTC 2017 last month, were you? Team Percolator gave two presentations about Salesforce integrations that engage...and won some pool.

Percolator Love, Salesforce

A Beautiful Custom Volunteer Platform

by Karen Uffelman | March 3, 2017

Speaking of lovely integrations (because arent we always?), heres a story about a custom volunteer management platform we launched last year for the Washington Trails Association (WTA).

CRM, Integration, Percolator Love, Salesforce, StepUp

Play in Your Salesforce Sandbox!

by Chad Harris | October 11, 2016

I love the Road Runner cartoons! Somehow, the very fabric of space and time seems to twist and fold to the liking of this Jedi Master bird. But most of us can relate much more to our buddy Wile E. Coyote.

CRM, Salesforce

Hitting the Trail at Dreamforce '16

by Barbara Christensen | October 2, 2016

This week, Percolator will be trekking to San Francisco to learn, share knowledge, and play at Dreamforce, Salesforces annual event.

Percolator Love, Salesforce

Salesforce Integration Supercharges Dogwood's Organizing

by Barbara Christensen | August 31, 2016

When Dogwood Initiative needed to mobilize BC residents to reclaim decision making power over the air, land, and water they depend on, they turned to distributed organizing motivating and empowering champion volunteers to lead and organize others.

Advocacy, CRM, Integration, Salesforce

Essentials 5, Part 2: Evaluating Salesforce Intergrations for Nonprofits

by Chris McCullough | June 14, 2016

In a previous post, we talked about the qualities we look for in a good Salesforce integration: reliability, transparency, configurability, well-supported, and playing well with NPSP.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

The quest: broadcast email & salesforce

by Chris McCullough | May 19, 2016

I have a (possibly unhealthy) obsession with broadcast email platforms that integrate with Salesforce. Im always searching for the email holy grail the right balance of power, usability, and reliability.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

5 Essential Quantities of Great Salesforce Integration (Part 1)

by Matthew Scholtz | May 17, 2016

The vast ecosystem of 3rd-party integrations is one of the big reasons so many nonprofits use Salesforce.

CRM, Integration, Salesforce

NPSP 3 Keeps Washington Hiking

by Karen Uffelman | January 27, 2016

Washington Trails Association (WTA) is one of our favorite clients. While they are busy protecting hiking trails and wildlands and promoting hiking in Washington State, they are equally busy making sure their systems supporting that work are top-notch.

CRM, Salesforce

Always Go Up: Upgrade Month

by Barbara Christensen | January 16, 2016

When hiking the myriad trails around Bellingham every weekend, I have a wanderers mentality. I often dont plan a specific route beyond basic safety, but follow the path that seems most interesting when it appears.

CRM, Salesforce

Percolator Report Back from Dreamforce 2015

by Karen Uffelman | October 3, 2015

Team Percolator was at Dreamforce in force this year, and if you didnt make it to the craziness in San Francisco, heres some of the cool stuff you missed.

Percolator Love, Salesforce

Release the Kraken: NPSP Summer 2015 Update!

by Barbara Christensen | July 27, 2015