Projects

NPSP

The next version of the Salesforce.org Nonprofit Starter Pack.

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CumulusCI

Build and automation scripts to facilitate best practices based development and release processes for managed package development on the Salesforce1 Platform.

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Bootstrap SF1

A Bootstrap theme based on the SFDC styleguide.

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ApexDoc

Generate documentation from inline comments in your Force.com Apex classes.

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mrbelvedere

A build bot used to fill gaps in triggering jobs and interacting with the GitHub API for CumulusCI.

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visualforce-typeahead

A flexible typeahead component for use on Visualforce pages. Uses the typeahead.js library from Twitter.

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Blog

Recent Posts

  • Table-Driven Trigger Management (TDTM)

    by Carlos Ramirez Martinez-Eiroa

    Table-Driven Trigger Management (TDTM), is the Nonprofit Starter Pack's approach to trigger management. As you probably know, large custom applications or packages, such as the NPSP, can often wind up with a large number of triggers, including multiple triggers on the same object (a very bad practice). These multiple triggers are often written by different developers and even consulting companies, and can interact with each other in sometimes-unpredictable ways. Under these circumstances, problems become very hard to understand, and even harder to debug. TDTM makes it easier for us and for our users to know what happens when a user interacts with a record. more ...

  • Five Essential Keys to Career Happiness

    by David Manelski

    Dave Manelski shares his five essentials keys to career happiness and how he found his #dreamjob at Salesforce.org more ...

  • Duplicate Management for the Nonprofit Starter Pack

    by Nicolas Campbell

    Managing duplicates and keeping your data clean requires good tools and a sophisticated strategy. Learn how the Nonprofit Starter Pack can help you deduplicate your data and keep it clean. more ...

  • How the Nonprofit Starter Pack does Error Handling on Salesforce

    by Carlos Ramirez Martinez-Eiroa

    Error handling on the Salesforce platform is challenging, given that all changes are reverted by default if an error occurs. This includes any data changes and any outbound messages. In this post we explain how to take transaction control away from the platform in order to be able to store error records and send error notifications in the NPSP package. more ...

  • Introducing a new ApexDoc for documenting Apex classes

    by David Habib

    ApexDoc is a java app that you can use to document your Salesforce Apex classes. You tell ApexDoc where your class files are, and it will generate a set of static HTML pages that fully document each class, including its properties and methods. Each static HTML page will include an expandable menu on its left hand side, that shows a 2-level tree structure of all of your classes. Command line parameters allow you to control many aspects of ApexDoc, such as providing your own banner HTML for the pages to use. more ...

  • Accessing Viewstate from Javascript

    by Carlos Ramirez Martinez-Eiroa

    Javascript can access variables in the viewstate (controller properties) using the same notation you would use inside VF elements, BUT only if they are primitives. Complex object types (such as lists or maps) are not directly translated into the equivalent Javascript types. They are basically stored as strings in the viewstate, and Javascript doesn’t have a way of knowing that it’s, for example, a list or a map. There is no information about the data type on the client side. more ...

  • Database Class and Transaction Rollbacks

    by Carlos Ramirez Martinez-Eiroa

    While designing the error handling functionality for the Nonprofit Starter Pack 3.0, aka Cumulus, project (a free and open-source Donor Management System that runs on top of Salesforce.com), we discovered a very interesting behavior of the platform that we would like to share with you. Hopefully you’ll find it as interesting as we do.

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  • Introducing Bootstrap SF1

    by Ryan Foster

    We have lots of projects and a small team. We love Bootstrap because it allows our entire team to easily and rapidly prototype and build responsive UI. We also love the SFDC styleguide for Salesforce1 apps for its great look and feel. Wouldn't it be awesome if the two were merged? Well, that's the goal of Bootstrap SF1: to blend Bootstrap easy with Salesforce1 awesome. more ...

  • Why Nonprofits Love the NPSP’s Open-Source Development Model

    by Jon Michael Varese

    What’s the longest you’ve ever waited for a feature request to show up in a product? Three months? Six months? A year? Maybe two?

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  • The Many Faces of Salesforce1

    by Nick Bailey

    As the Salesforce1 platform grows, so do the number of ways that you can customize and build on the platform. One of those changes that we've been thinking about lately is the proliferation of places where you can customize the UI. more ...

Team

Nick Bailey

Vice President, Enterprise Systems

I joined Salesforce.org as a Developer in 2011, after several years as a customer and partner. I enjoy working on technology projects that have delightful user experiences, have impact at scale, and provide value to the people we serve.

Kevin Bromer

Vice President, Product Delivery

I've been working with nonprofits on the Salesforce platform since 2007, and with the Salesforce.org since 2010. I'm continually impressed with what Salesforce and the force.com platform can enable for those communities. I'm into building super functional apps with great APIs, and have been known to write a meandering batch class or two when provoked.

Meghan Butler

System Adminstrator

I'm a certified Salesforce Advanced Administrator with more than seven years of experience supporting international nonprofits that leverage the Salesforce platform. I joined the Enterprise Systems team during the summer of 2015 and am thrilled to be part of Salesforce.org!

Evan Callahan

Director, Enterprise Systems Engineering

I work to ensure that nonprofits have even more success with Salesforce than their for-profit counterparts. :) An area I enjoy is connecting Salesforce to external data sources via API integrations. Lately, I have been diving into mobile app development using Angular.js.

Nicolas Campbell

Senior Member of Technical Staff

I'm a certified Force.com Developer who has been consulting for nonprofits on the Salesforce platform since 2011. I have enjoyed helping individual nonprofits achieve their mission through the judicious use of technology, and I feel very fortunate to be part of a team dedicated to creating software for all nonprofits.

Calista Carter

Senior Director, Product Management, Enterprise Systems

I’m a certified Salesforce Administrator and Developer, and have been working in the nonprofit Salesforce space since 2007. I love working at the intersection of technology and non-profit because of the potential for social good and the enormous generosity and passion of the people in this community.

Marcel Christian

Lead Product Designer

I aim to design products that empower our Higher Education and Non Profit customers to engender transformational change in their communities and beyond. I strive to craft product solutions delight in their accessibility and usefulness and inspire through their simplicity, elegance and sophistication. Above all, it's my hope that our product solutions foster impactful change and exemplify continuous improvement, empathy and service.

Clifford Fajardo

Associate Member of Technical Staff, Front End Engineering

I began my journey at Salesforce.org in the spring of 2016. I'm a mission & product driven engineer who enjoys developing amazing web experiences. I'm also very passionate about sharing knowledge on the web, education, writing, teaching, & discovering new tools that make me more productive.

Ryan Foster

Lead Member of Technical Staff

I am a long-time web developer, primarily for nonprofits, and was thrilled to discover Salesforce and Force.com in 2011. My favorite projects have three primary ingredients: good design, elegant code, and a good cause. I am known for telling everyone to "Have fun", and gripe at my meowing cat while working from home.

David Habib

Lead Member of Technical Staff

I've been working with nonprofits since 2000, and focused exclusively on the Salesforce platform since 2008. I am the author of the popular AppExchange products Volunteers for Salesforce and Auctions for Salesforce, which I continue to support in my free time. I've been a Senior Force.com Developer with the Foundation since 2013, and work on the Nonprofit Starter Pack.

Jason Lantz

Lead Member of Technical Staff, Release Operations

I've been doing technology work for the last 15 years with the last 6 focused on nonprofits. Most of my development experience is in Python but lately I've been living in the world of the Metadata API, Force.com Packages, and team development best practices on Force.com.

Adam Lincoln

Senion Member of Technical Staff

I joined the Salesforce.org in early 2015 after five years as a Force.com, Python, and Perl developer in higher education. I particularly enjoy flexing the platform's batch capabilities and APIs. I value automation and clean code, and am a big believer in open source software.

David Manelski

Lead Architect, Enterprise Systems

I want to help accelerate people on a mission. On the Salesforce.org Technology & Products team, I help build the tools to make that possible. I work closely with customers, partners, and across our internal teams to help people scale their impact and deepen their engagement.

Sarah Marovich

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Documentation

I joined Salesforce.org in 2015, after 9 years at Salesforce.com. As a Technical Writer, I believe that documentation plays an integral part in helping customers successfully implement and use products. I love working with our passionate nonprofit community and learning more about how we can tailor our documentation to their needs.

Carlos Ramirez Martinez-Eiroa

Lead Member of Technical Staff

I’m a certified Salesforce Admin, Developer, and Advanced Developer. I came to the Salesforce platform from the Java and PHP worlds, after recognizing its enormous potential for productivity. I live in the world of Triggers, Batches, Classes, and Scheduled jobs, and enjoy designing and writing robust, object-oriented code.

Chris McMahon

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Quality Assurance

I'm a software tester and former professional bass player. I've been part of the greater public software testing community since about 2004, and have contributed to open source projects like Watir, Selenium, and FreeBSD.

Laura Meerkatz

Senior Member of Technical Staff

I've been working with nonprofits on the Salesforce platform since 2010. I'm a certified Salesforce Advanced Developer and Advanced Administrator, as well as an active member of Girlforce. I'm passionate (and/or stubborn) about making the tech world more welcoming to women, and believe that the end-user and his or her goals are at the heart of every technology project.

Dave Perry

Lead Member of Technical Staff, Higher Ed

I'm the Technical Architect for Higher Education products at Salesforce.org. Prior to this, I was the Salesforce Program Manager at Western Governors University, as well as a member of the Higher Ed Advisory Council, a Salesforce MVP, and co-organizer of the Utah Salesforce Developer Group.

Chris Polcyn

Member of Technical Staff, Release Engineering

I'm a musician and software engineer with a background in audio signal processing. I joined Salesforce.org in 2016 and I'm proud to be part of an organization that values community and giving back. My role here is to make sure we deliver quality products on a regular basis.

Cheryl Porro

SVP, Tech and Product

I have the honor of leading the phenomenal Salesforce.org Technology & Products team, which builds products for nonprofits and higher ed institutions. We also build internal applications that support the daily operations of Salesforce.org, as well as volunteerism, pro bono, and gift-matching programs for Salesforce.

Mary Pustejovsky

Technical Product Manager, Nonprofit

I'm the product manager for Nonprofit Starter Pack, the most widely used nonprofit application on the Salesforce platform. Prior to joining Salesforce.org I was a consultant for 9 years solely focused on nonprofit technology. I was a 3 time Salesforce MVP. I'm thrilled that my work impacts thousands of nonprofits worldwide.

Saradha Rajagopalan

Member of Technical Staff, Quality Engineering

I am a quality engineer with a passion for delivering highly functional and usable products. I have tested UI and API products for many years, and joined the Salesforce.org in January 2015 to help with Quality and Release management. I am known for my attention to detail, and enjoy cooking and traveling.

Judi Sohn

Manager, Open Source Community

I have been actively involved in the community of nonprofits using Salesforce since 2006, and have worked for both ISV and SI partners. I hold four Salesforce certifications and have been a Salesforce MVP. Now at Salesforce.org, I manage community contributions to our open source projects, including the Nonprofit Starter Pack.

Jon Michael Varese

Lead Member of Technical Staff, Documentation

In another life I taught the Victorian novel to college students, but now I teach nonprofits how to use the Salesforce platform to further their mission. I joined Salesforce.org in April of 2014, after nearly two years as a technical writer at Salesforce headquarters.

Suzanne Veiga

Lead Data and System Administrator

I'm a certified Salesforce Admin and Developer who's been working with the Salesforce platform since 2009. In the fall of 2013, I joined the Salesforce.org Enterprise Systems team. I enjoy exploring new ways of using declarative features, and sharing those innovations with nonprofits.

About

Salesforce.org is based on a simple idea: Leverage salesforce.com’s people, technology and resources to build collective knowledge and enable action to improve communities throughout the world. We call our integrated philanthropic approach the 1:1:1 model.

The Technology and Products team delivers products that drive Salesforce.org's constituent-centered vision and empower our customers to become connected nonprofits and campuses.