Tips, Opinions & Notes from our Team

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

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

Observers: Your Future Champions

by Karen Uffelman | March 19, 2017

Every single one of your supporters, from your petition signers to the chair of your board, started as an Observer, the bottom level of your engagement pyramid. Do you have a strategy to engage your Observers?

Engagement Strategy, StepUp

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

Organizing Opportunities in the Trump Era

by Karen Uffelman | January 18, 2017

If President Trump keeps even a fraction of the promises made by Candidate Trump, an unprecedented number of people in our country will suffer immediate and serious consequences.


A New Definition of Greatness

by Barbara Christensen | January 13, 2017

At Percolator, wed like to encourage you to make Monday a day on instead of a day off and join in the MLK Day of Service.

Advocacy, Percolator Love

Goodbye, 2016! (The Remix)

by Barbara Christensen | December 16, 2016

No matter what is happening in the topsy turvy world, at the Percolator office one constant is music.

Percolator Love

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

The Mountaineers Go Mobile

by Karen Uffelman | October 10, 2016

Go check out on your favorite mobile device. Its beautiful!

CRM, Engagement Strategy, Integration

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

The week on clients we love: the fair food network!

by Kellen Johnson | September 5, 2016

The Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system.

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

Sacred Heart Gets San Jose Kids Ready for School

by Karen Uffelman | August 11, 2016

We love our client, Sacred Heart Community Service, and their work to alleviate poverty in Santa Clara County.

Percolator Love