Salesforce, Ventas Consulting and the 1-1-1 Model

 Ventas Consulting–Committed to Salesforce’s 1-1-1 Program

The Nonprofit, higher education portion of Salesforce is and is based on a simple idea: “Leverage Salesforce’s technology, people and resources to help improve communities around the world.” They call their integrated philanthropic approach the 1-1-1 model. They give Nonprofit organizations and Higher Ed institutions access to Salesforce products and resources to help expand their mission in the form of donated subscriptions and deep discounts on other products and services. The annual Dreamforce conference is a veritable festival of giving back generously.

Ventas Consulting is committed to this model of giving back to the community. We encourage our consultants and partners to volunteer their time and talent—mostly discovering needs, implementing, customizing and training nonprofits on their shiny new Salesforce tools.

We currently have a team, involved in a project with Operation Supply Drop, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating community for Veterans. Andy Davidson, Ben Fennen, Patricia Boyce and Sheldon Simmons are helping to upgrade their NPSP instance, importing data from third party applications, coaching and training. While volunteering for a local nonprofit, Senior Consultant Andy Davidson offered himself as volunteer Admin to Passion Missions, a nonprofit that creates volunteer opportunities to serve throughout the year in Austin, TX. Junior Consultant Patricia Boyce co-leads the Austin Nonprofit Salesforce User Group—providing quality Salesforce know-how and networking opportunities for nonprofits in the Austin area. Ventas Consulting Junior Consultant in Atlanta, Tony Thomas’s Dallas Cowboys fan club raised funds to make 130 toiletry kits for the homeless in Atlanta.

Ventas Consulting CEO David Franklin encourages his team to find a volunteer project and volunteers his time generously in the Salesforce community as one of Austin’s tenured Salesforce gurus. Ventas Consulting’s commitment to veterans led him to Glenn Banton, Executive Director of Operation Supply Drop. In his enthusiasm for this project David offered it as a volunteer opportunity and learning opportunity for the Ventas Consulting team.