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A word of thanks

by Dave Manelski on October 8th, 2009

I’d like to kickoff this new blog with a word of thanks to two important organizations without whom this blog (and my career for that matter) would not be possible — the Foundation and CRMFusion.

The Foundation enables thousands of non-profit organizations to tap into the platform to manage their CRM databases, custom applications and integrations. These powerful tools would otherwise be out of reach, cost-wise, for the clients that I work with every day.  I have attended a few Salesforce conferences & events and at each one CEO Marc Benioff promotes the 1% philanthropy model.  It’s a fantastic model, I wish more multi-national corporations were as generous.

CRMFusion’s DemandTools is another tool that I simply couldn’t live without.  A virtual Swiss Army knife of data migration and manipulation, DemandTools has saved me countless hours over the course of dozens of projects.  This must-have piece of software is free for non-profits.  I use it to wrestle data in and out of the database, make batch updates, and maintain data integrity with a de-duplication feature that is second to none.

At my organization, Groundwire, we’ve built our CRM consulting program on top of, a decision that pays dividends with each platform upgrade release,  AppExchange product, and satisfied new client. It’s the generosity of the Foundation and partners like CRMFusion that help make this possible.  Thank you and keep up the great work!

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