Spring has sprung and there is hope for sun again here in the Pacific Northwest!  For those of us stuck inside during the sunny moments, we bring you good reading in our April newsletter instead.
Salesforce Admin Learning Journey
How can I stay on top of all the Salesforce features and configurations? A very generous community member, Paul Collier, has taken the time to compile an administrator curriculum for the part-time admin: Salesforce Administrator’s Learning Journey. Whether you’re a new admin or a veteran admin, take a look at these resources to see how many you’ve covered.

Community Sprint Recap

The NPSP Community sprint took over Baltimore this month with 80 participants working together to improve the state of Addresses, Lead Management, Data Management, De-duping, NPSP Trailheads and How-To Videos. We bonded over strategic conversations, documentation, morning runs and dinner at a local art museum. Keep an eye out in the Power of Us HUB for all the amazing new content produced at the recent sprint. If you’re interested in attending a sprint, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. The next sprint will take place in Chicago on August 8th and 9th.

Baltimore Corp and Swift River spending time together at the NPSP Community Sprint (Billy, Katie, Moyo). Photo by Corey Snow.

Engagement Plans and Levels
The NPSP Videography group at the community sprint worked tirelessly to squeak out a few new videos. The Engagement Plans video is in the final edit, but the How-To Series: Levels Video is ready for prime time. Take a look if you’re interested in how to setup and use Levels in NPSP.

Declarative Lookup Rollup Summaries Tools
Native Salesforce rollup summary fields are a great way to summarize records from a related list, such as counting the “Total Participation Records.” However, there are many limitations to this native feature. DLRS to the rescue! The Declarative Lookup Rollup Summaries Tool (DLRS pronounced “Doloris”) is a very popular rollup field app among nonprofits and it’s free! Community Member Dan Donin has put together some NEW DRLS Documentation for this powerful tool.

Data-Driven Fundraising Webinar
Check out this webinar on April 20th about how to Boost Donations with Data-Driven Fundraising: Lifetime Value and the Salesforce.org Nonprofit Success Pack. Learn how to use native NPSP features in robust ways. It’s all strategy plus User Defined Rollups, Reports and Dashboards on a serious mission to crank up nonprofit fundraising.

Lightning Roadmap
Thinking about converting to Lightning? All of our new clients are starting out with the new Lightning Experience look and feel. If you’re currently using Classic and wondering whether you should convert to Lightning, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re happy to help make that decision. In the meantime, check out: Features Not Yet Available in Lightning to see what’s coming down the pipeline.

The Swift River Team