ACF Solutions is excited to celebrate the rebranding of the Salesforce Foundation to Salesforce.org. The name change reflects Salesforce’s continued corporate commitment and leadership to making philanthropy an integral part of its business, offering Salesforce technology, people and resources to improve communities around the world. And this new branding reinforces its deep support for the Nonprofit and Higher Education communities.
As a member of the Salesforce Foundation ecosystem for more than 10 years, the ACF Solutions team has witnessed the organization’s remarkable evolution. When we first became a partner in 2005, the Salesforce Foundation was a small group of people dedicated to doing good, mainly through a nascent program that provided donated or deeply discounted Salesforce licenses to Nonprofits. From that early start, we saw the Foundation’s commitment to doing good evolve and expand in so many meaningful ways:
- The development and continued evolution of the Nonprofit Starter Pack, software offered free to the community;
- The establishment of a Higher Education industry vertical and deep commitment to the Higher Ed community including thought leadership at its annual Higher Education Summit;
- The development of strategic CRM visions for the Nonprofit and Higher Education sectors with the introduction of Salesforce1 for Nonprofits and Salesforce1 for Higher Education;
- The development of The Power of Us Hub, an amazingly active online community, supporting 20,000 nonprofit and Higher Ed users and answering over 1,000 community questions per month;
- The more than 26,000 Nonprofit organizations and Higher Ed institutions now using Salesforce, all receiving their first 10 licenses for free and any additional licenses at a deep discount;
- The more than 1 million direct hours volunteered by Salesforce employees (and paid for by Salesforce) at Nonprofit and Higher Ed institutions of their choice around the world; and
- The more than $90 million in grants awarded to over 25,000 organizations.
With such a list of accomplishments, it makes perfect sense that the Salesforce Foundation take on the mantle of Salesforce.org as a more appropriate reflection of its contributions to date and perhaps more importantly, as a leader for impactful corporate philanthropy.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I’d like to give thanks for the insight and impact that the Salesforce Foundation, now Salesforce.org, has made to so many lives. And congratulations on your fitting new identity – Salesforce.org.