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The Salesforce.com Foundation Hosts First Innovation for Nonprofit Success Day

More than 200 nonprofit representatives to join the Salesforce.com Foundation in New York City for free day of training on how t

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today will host a special event dedicated to driving innovation for nonprofit success. The event will bring together more than 200 members of salesforce.com's nonprofit community at the Park Central Hotel in New York City to discuss and learn about the latest technologies and strategies to fuel their social change missions. The event also celebrates the milestone that more than 3,000 nonprofits around the world are using donated licenses of Salesforce to revolutionize their organizations as part of salesforce.com's unique 1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model.

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"The nonprofits we work with are visionary organizations who know that to effectively accomplish their missions, they need to adopt next generation strategies and tools to accelerate their impact and measure outcomes," said Suzanne DiBianca, executive director of the Salesforce.com Foundation. "In advance of National Corporate Philanthropy Day next week, we felt inspired to dedicate a day to helping these innovative organizations get more out of their Salesforce solutions and gain inspiration from other successful nonprofits and visionaries. We applaud them for their leadership in the nonprofit community."

The Salesforce.com Foundation Innovation for Nonprofit Success Day is a free, full-day event packed with information on the latest technologies and strategies to help nonprofit organizations achieve new levels of success. In addition to multiple sessions by the Salesforce.com Foundation and partners designed for users of all levels, featured speakers include Holly Ross of the Nonprofit Technology Network, technology experts from Network for Good, NPower and the United Nations. Salesforce.com Foundation executive director Suzanne DiBianca will host a lunchtime panel on the rise of social enterprise, Web 2.0 and the future of philanthropy with CEOs and executives from Donorschoose.org, Endeavor.org, Kiva.org and the Rockefeller Foundation.

"Web 2.0 technology such as that from salesforce.com can have a profound effect on nonprofit organizations who are constantly looking for ways to improve how they can accomplish their missions in the face of limited resources," said Holly Ross, executive director, Nonprofit Technology Network. "I look forward to meeting with this audience of forward-thinking nonprofit users of Salesforce technology to discuss the possibilities they can achieve using next generation technology tools."

Innovative nonprofit organizations will also be on hand to showcase how they are using Salesforce and partner solutions to better serve their missions, including the Bronx Lab School, Center for Employment Opportunities, Global Coalition for HIV/AIDS, iMentor, Kiva.org, Rainforest Alliance and Year Up.

For more information on the Salesforce.com Foundation's Innovation for Nonprofit Success Event, please go to http://www.salesforcefoundation.org/.

About the Salesforce.com Product Donation Program

The salesforce.com 1% Product Donation Program provides qualified nonprofits around the world with unprecedented access to state of the art, enterprise-class technology to fuel innovation in their organizations and allow them to spend more time focused on their missions. Today, more than 3,000 nonprofits are using Salesforce to manage a wide range of organizational needs including managing constituent relationships, fundraising campaigns, volunteers, program delivery, and much more. Salesforce.com donates 10 licenses to qualified nonprofits. Additional licenses are offered at an 80 percent discount. For more information on this program, please visit http://www.salesforcefoundation.org/product.

Developers interested in creating applications for nonprofits can get started for free by joining the Salesforce Developer Network http://www.salesforce.com/developer/, which provides instant access to software development tools and information on how to develop on the Salesforce platform.

About Salesforce.com Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the leader in pioneering, evangelizing and implementing the 1/1/1 Model, and using this Model as a means to improve the lives of people around the world. The 1/1/1 Model harnesses the power of people and technology through 1% Time, 1% Equity, 1% Product, and being "one" with the earth, to build deep relationships with communities around the world and increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations in achieving their goals. The Foundation concentrates on the use of technology, specifically as it relates to organizations with youth development programs. It has supported technology projects around the world that help kids in bereft urban and rural areas access technology to create better futures for themselves. The 1/1/1 Model has had a profound effect on salesforce.com and its communities: Since July of 2000, salesforce.com employees have given over 70,000 hours of their time and expertise back to the community. More than 3,000 nonprofits in 56 countries around the world are using donated licenses to run their businesses more efficiently; and numerous organizations are benefiting from technology related grants from the Foundation. For more information on the 1/1/1 Model, please visit http://www.sharethemodel.org/. For more information on the Salesforce.com Foundation, please visit http://www.salesforcefoundation.org/.

The Salesforce.com Foundation

CONTACT: Erin O'Keeffe of salesforce.com, +1-415-536-6150,

Web site: http://www.salesforcefoundation.org/

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