It turns out that there’s plenty that Trello is useful for. Enter: babyplanning. I’m using Trello to manage our shopping list, and we also used it in the baby name selection process. I’m less stressed out already.
I’m sold on Salesforce, but like anything it has its limitations, and I found a few. The biggest one is that unlike a more out-of-the-box system, you’ll need to have a plan to invest in the care and feeding of Salesforce.
I’m starting out my CRM search with a quick survey and recording my knee-jerk reactions on as to which ones are worth pursuing. It’s the software equivalent of the Match.com profile browse: so, way dorkier and with much less exposed skin.
I don’t have a computer science background–but I do love data and getting things organized. So when I found Salesforce, I dove right in, loved it, and started telling everyone. I’ll be explaining why I’m such a big fan. Oh, and did I mention it’s free for nonprofits?
Need a social intranet? You should absolutely check out Salesforce Chatter.
I am a huge fan of Salesforce CRM, and an even bigger fan of the Salesforce Foundation’s commitment to providing top-notch CRM to nonprofits for free. So when I found out this didn’t apply to libraries, let’s just say I was a little disappointed.
I just finished “Measuring the Networked Nonprofit” by Beth Kanter and Katie Paine. Now, I realize that making this my choice of bedtime reading makes me a total nerd, but if you geek out on social media and have been wanting to learn more about measurement, it’s a great read.
So, one of the reasons I love Gmail is the email filtering system. I can automatically assign emails labels, forward them to other people, or send them to spam. There’s one thing I can’t do, though, but would like to….
Don’t tell my boss, he thinks I’m some kind of programming genius, but I just used Zapier, a tool that helps you integrate web services.