Tag Archives: Salesforce

Diversify your Feed

Ada Lovelace day recently inspired me to think more broadly about diversity in technology. While there are a lot of resources on women in technology, I feel less attention is given to people of color and transgender people in technology. One easy way to get started being more active on diversity in tech issues is […]

I’m on a Scope!

If you follow me on twitter (and I hope you do!) @mflongshore, you may have noticed that a number of my recent messages have been marked ‘LIVE on Periscope.’ Well, that’s right, you guessed it, I’m broadcasting daily on Periscope. Tune in every day between 3-5pm PT (somewhere in there; I don’t broadcast for 2 […]

Lightning Fast Success with Usability Testing

So, let’s just say (safe harbor) that you’re preparing to release a completely new Salesforce User Interface to your users. Let’s name it Lightning. What can you do to make sure that new UI is loved and embraced by all of your users? Make sure it gets used, of course! And how can you do […]

My Journey Up Apex Mountain: Preparation

As a nonprofit Salesforce consultant, I have intentionally avoided using Salesforce custom code solutions in my¬†clients’ instances, including Apex and Visualforce. The reason: I didn’t want to build anything my clients couldn’t easily maintain on their own at a reasonable cost. I take the build, buy, or customize decision seriously, and luckily for nonprofits many […]

Nonprofit Salesforcers: Do these 3 Things by Monday!

Going to Dreamforce? Great, I’ll see you there! To start your adventure off on the right foot, do these three things by Monday: 1. Determine your Dreamforce goals. Do you want to learn about Custom Report Types? Do you want to meet with vendors of event management apps on the Expo floor? Need to boost […]

The Case Against Validation Rules

Salesforce validation rules have been on my mind recently, especially as I’ve been continuing to study some of my favorite things: Essentialism (book report coming soon!) The Konmari method (http://tidyingup.com/) and Getting Things Done Some things these productivity methods and approaches to life have in common (basically) are: The KISS principle: Keep it simple, silly! […]

My First Formula

If you haven’t been a Salesforce Administrator for long, you might not be sure where to start to up your game. Maybe you can add fields and edit page layouts, but you want to do more. I started with formula fields, and they were my gateway drug to so many more great things that Salesforce […]