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Exception Reporting: An Admin’s Best Friend

This week, I’ve been working in an org that was first built out almost 8 years ago. They’re a tiny staff, and don’t have a dedicated admin. Now, having an admin is absolutely crucial to long term success with Salesforce, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. And if you don’t have an admin, or you’ve…

Senior Salesforce Consultant – Nonprofit Focus

We’re looking for a Senior Salesforce Consultant to join our team. In this role, you will work with our clients throughout the lifecycle of projects. You’ll also have a real impact on the growth of Bigger Boat Consulting and many nonprofits. Who We Are We are a mission-driven consulting firm serving human services and housing…

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Case Study: Workforce Case Management and Employer Engagement on Salesforce

WorkLife Partnership (WLP) engages with businesses to support the needs of front-line employees (who have been especially stretched during the COVID-19 pandemic). WLP’s employee assistance program uses specialized Navigators—proxy case managers—to assist employees with personal and financial challenges, yielding higher employee engagement and lower turnover costs for a participating business. Resource Navigators offer high-touch help…

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First look: Salesforce.org Program Management Module (PMM)

Salesforce.org just released two new products for human and social services agencies: a free Program Management Module (PMM) and a paid Nonprofit Cloud Case Management product. What does this mean for your organization’s existing (or future) Salesforce solution? We’ve become deeply familiar with these products’ capabilities and are excited to share the details. Human services…

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Program Management Case Study: Foundation for Blind Children

“Consolidation of our data has been the greatest benefit of moving to Salesforce.  We are able to track data for students in one place rather than across multiple Excel spreadsheets and/or reporting systems. This has led to an increase in workflow effectiveness and reduced the workload for the administrative staff who manage student data.” –…

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Program Management Case Study: Sunnyvale Community Services

Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) provides food and financial assistance to low-income families and seniors in the Sunnyvale, CA area, serving over 3,500 families and more than 8,300 unique individuals annually.  In addition to assistance programs, SCS also provides case management services and engages over 2,500 volunteers every year in the delivery of their services.  …

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Advanced NPSP Household Management for Human Services

A human services agency that focuses on homelessness and hunger prevention for low-income families and seniors in Silicon Valley approached Bigger Boat for help. They wanted to build a better system for managing, tracking and reporting on program delivery and case management. The goal of the agency is to support the stable housing of everyone…

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Automating attendance tracking for therapeutic day programs

Guest Post: Jamie Little is the Salesforce Administrator at Childhaven. Childhaven uses Salesforce to track program management, program enrollment, behavioral assessments, case management, and individual treatment plans. In this guest blog post, she shares how Childhaven uses Salesforce automation tools for attendance tracking.   Childhaven is a child welfare agency that provides classroom-based therapeutic services…

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Building a Scalable Supported Employment Solution on Salesforce (Post 1 of 3)

PROVAIL’s Employment Services program provides community-based vocational assessments, individualized job placement, job coaching, and supported employment for adults with disabilities. They partner with the business community to recruit, hire, and train employees with disabilities. These services are all managed out of a Salesforce system. PROVAIL’s Salesforce journey actually started over 10 years ago. Their legacy…

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Where to find us at Dreamforce ’17

Many of the Bigger Boat team are headed to Dreamforce ’17, Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco. Here are some of the places you can find us or our clients: Develop for Changing Requirements with Custom Metadata Types Monday November 6, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM, Moscone West, 2020 Thursday November 9, 8:00 AM – 8:40 AM,…