Terri Harel

Find Classy at Dreamforce ’14!

Industry professionals are counting down the days until Dreamforce, one of the biggest conferences of the year. Hosted by Salesforce, the event will take place October 13-16th and promises an experience unlike any other: four days packed with learning, innovation, networking, fun, and philanthropy!

Participants will pack their bags and fly to San Francisco, California, to learn and connect with product experts, industry leaders, and visionaries from all around the world Nonprofit professionals can look forward to the Foundation Zone, a special meeting point for nonprofit organizations with loads of relevant sessions and speakers. Naturally, there’s a lot to be excited about.

We’ll be there all week and we’d love to see you or, at least, see you participating in some of the awesome philanthropic campaigns happening both onsite and virtually!

1. Help the Dreamforce Community Raise a Million Meals

Salesforce.com has always had a philanthropic heart, which means giving back is always an essential part of Dreamforce. This year, the Dreamforce community is coming together to help combat hunger by delivering one million meals to those in need.

Powered by the Salesforce Foundation and Classy, the Million Meals campaign (#DFGives) will be collecting onsite food donations, rallying volunteers and raising money for meals.

In addition to bringing a food can to the event (remember, it can be your ticket in!) join the larger Dreamforce community and donate to the campaign or create your own fundraising page. Every $1 raised provides 4 meals for families in need!

Make sure to follow all philanthropic happenings – and participating – by using the hashtag #dfgives!

2. Come hang out with us!

We are just as pumped for Dreamforce as you are – because we’ll be there too! And what we’re most excited for is the chance to talk to you.

We’ll be located at Booth #1 in the Salesforce Foundation Zone! Stop by to:

– Tell us what #Classyis to you and participate in our video

– Chat with a fundraising strategist and get new ideas

– Join our pop up talks, where our staff and partners will host a variety of discussions, ranging from fundraising psychology and strategies for donor retention, to Classy’s integration with Salesforce. Stop by to learn and chat!

Discussions will be held at the booth throughout Dreamforce, and each will be followed by Q&A. Whether you’re interested in learning more about fundraising or just want to try your hand at getting a free shirt, we’d love to meet you. Come say hi!

3. Happy Hour Time

You’re at the largest technology vendor conference in the world. Industry leaders and innovators are everywhere. Your business cards – yep, they’re right there inside your wallet. It’s time to network.

We will be hosting two Classy happy hours where you can network and mingle with other members of the social impact space. We’d love to have you join us!

#1 – Classy Happy Hour on Sunday, Oct. 12th Mikkeller Bar at 7pm.

#2 – Classy Happy Hour on Thursday, Oct. 16th at Harper & Rye at 7pm.

4. Recommended Break Out Sessions

1. Inside the One Million Meals Campaign

Our very own Mike Spear, Classy’s head of business development, will be talking about the implementation of the peer-to-peer fundraising component of the #DFGives. Come say hi and learn about the power of peer-to-peer!

Thursday at NOON in the Foundation Zone Theater

2. Salesforce + Peer-to-Peer Fundraising = Like

If you’ve ever wondered how Salesforce can impact your peer-to-peer fundraising, here is a session you can’t miss.

Nonprofit organizations (and #ClassyClients) Pencils of Promise and Team Rubicon will be participating in a breakout session that dives into how Salesforce impacted their fundraising and donor relationship management.

You’ll get the inside scoop on how PoP has utilized the Salesforce to broaden support for its school-building and education programs and Team Rubicon will share how Salesforce has enhanced its peer-to-peer efforts and ability to raise more money for its disaster relief operations. The talk is sure to have valuable insight, as you get to learn by example, so make sure you grab a seat!

Most Importantly, Have Fun!

Dreamforce has a lot to offer – especially a really, really good time. Hit up cool and informative breakout sessions and expos. Enjoy keynotes from leaders like Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Anthony Robbins and Jeremy Stoppelman. Rock out at the Concert for Kids. Make your way through the Foundation Zone, and explore all that Salesforce’s philanthropic division has to offer.

The list can go on, but the show will not; Dreamforce is only 4 days long, so have fun and make the most of your soon-to-be-unforgettable experience. Prepare to walk out a more learned, connected, and enthused professional!


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