Category: Foundation

Year Up: How Young Adults are Finding Their #Dreamjob

Year Up: How Young Adults are Finding Their #Dreamjob

Five years ago, Ellie Hall was homeless. Today, she builds and automates onboarding programs at the world's most innovative company. Her life has completely transformed. How does someone go from living on the streets to living their #dreamjob at salesforce.com? The answer: Year Up Bay Area. Year Up connects companies... Read More»

Non Profits, Higher Education and Giving Back at Dreamforce

Non Profits, Higher Education and Giving Back at Dreamforce

About a year after Marc Benioff started salesforce.com, he was inspired by General Colin Powell to integrate philanthropy into his business. And while salesforce.com was still a small start up hosted in Marc’s apartment, the Salesforce.com Foundation was born. The Salesforce.com Foundation is based on a simple idea: Leverage salesforce.com's... Read More»

Dive into Salesforce. Join a Community. Be Inspired. Inspire Others.

Dive into Salesforce. Join a Community. Be Inspired. Inspire Others.

In May of 2009, I left the world of IT for a new position doing analysis and reporting for a sales and marketing group. It was a good move as I’d tired of the world of outages and unending repetition of the same instructions over and over. I wasn’t challenged... Read More»

Set Up Salesforce. Become an Admin. Help Companies. Transform Career.

Set Up Salesforce. Become an Admin. Help Companies. Transform Career.

I was amazed at how salesforce.com allowed someone like me, with no experience in coding, to create complicated and robust business processes. After going through an administrator training class, it really clicked with me. Not only could this great tool be used to make my employees' lives easier, but it... Read More»

Search CRM on Google. Find Salesforce. Travel the World.

Search CRM on Google. Find Salesforce. Travel the World.

It all started with the luckiest Google search of my life. I was tasked with finding a CRM to replace our homegrown system and found a phone number to a very young company called Salesforce.com. From there I have been able to work in small private companies all the way... Read More»

Salesforce.com Employees Reach 500,000 Volunteer Hours

Salesforce.com Employees Reach 500,000 Volunteer Hours

Salesforce.com employees have officially reached 500,000 volunteer hours! That’s half a million hours of teaching, training, building, cleaning, mentoring, and helping those who need it most. What an accomplishment! This is a monumental milestone for our company. The Salesforce Foundation is based on a simple idea: leverage our people, technology,... Read More»

The Serious Business of Playing with 6th Graders

The Serious Business of Playing with 6th Graders

The need for qualified technology workers is a serious business. Last year the US Congress Joint Economic Committee published a report that outlined the demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) skills in the 21st century. They made a compelling case that STEM careers are the growth field—the salaries... Read More»

Getting Paid To Do Good and Surf? #Dreamjob Indeed.

Getting Paid To Do Good and Surf? #Dreamjob Indeed.

You’ve probably already heard that salesforce.com is an amazing place to work and build a career. You may even be aware of the company’s 1/1/1 philanthropic model of donating 1% of time, equity and product for charitable causes. Today I’d like to share my story and introduce you to one... Read More»

Join Marc and Lynne Benioff in Making a Difference in the Lives of Homeless Families

Join Marc and Lynne Benioff in Making a Difference in the Lives of Homeless Families

Photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle / SF Last January, with support from Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation, Catholic Charities CYO began providing short-term housing and services to homeless single mothers and their children at a new residential community located on Geary Street in San Francisco called Star... Read More»

Donate to Sandy Storm Relief This Week and Double Your Impact

Donate to Sandy Storm Relief This Week and Double Your Impact

In an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Salesforce.com Foundation led a matching donation challenge with salesforce.com employees last week. To build on that momentum, the Foundation is opening the matching program to the public and inviting our partners and customers to join us in making a contribution to the Red Cross. If you make a donation this week, we’ll match your gifts up to a total of $500,000. Read More»