The Nonprofit Practitioners of Salesforce are a group of users, consultants, developers, salesforce.com employees and solution providers who are interested in using the force.com data management platform to increase the efficacy of the organizations that are focused on the world's most intractable problems. Salesforce.com, through the Salesforce.com Foundation, has donated licenses to over 2,300 nonprofit organizations in 46 countries. These organizations are among the most innovative on the platform and are pushing the envelope in terms of what can be done. Our developers have built integrations with three different Open Source CMS's (Plone, Joomla and Drupal). They have built systems for advocacy, human services case management, grant making, social return on investment analytics and much, much more.
Participation is open to anyone who is an Developer Force member - you just need a valid login. If not a member, join by signing up for the Developer Edition account. Now you can setup your profile on the Force.com Discussion Boards -- you are now good to go!
Visit the Nonprofit Development Community pages
Nonprofit implementors want to collaborate to serve clients better. To that end we have defined several Solutions that need to be built to manage the different slices of work flow and data that is relevant the social sector. Currently, we have a Nonprofit Template that is focused on fundraising. After receiving feedback on this one-size-fits all approach, we have decided to move to an approach that starts with a very simplified Nonprofit Base Template to which can be added multiple managed packages.
You can see all of the solutions as well as a definition of the process we are using over at the Nonprofit Development Community page.
We invite you to leave your comments below as to how Salesforce.com can better serve and support the work and missions of the broader nonprofit community...