If you work with a nonprofit organization, you may already know that Salesforce has great deals for nonprofit organizations (including 10 free Enterprise licenses!!!). You may not know, however, that you can get it preinstalled with a whole suite of apps tailor made for organizations like yours. The Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP) is a collection of five applications designed with the special requirements of nonprofits in mind. Specialized handling for Contacts and Organizations, the ability to track households, relationships, and affiliations, and to manage recurring donations allow you to keep track of all the information you need every day. And as free apps, the NPSP isn’t just for nonprofits. You can download each individually to help meet your businesses unique requirements.
The Nonprofit Starter Pack is a set of customizations to Salesforce.com CRM that supports some common nonprofit business processes. The Nonprofit Starter Pack consists of custom fields, custom objects, reports, workflow, page layouts, Force.com Code (Apex) and VisualForce pages.
Check out the developerforce wiki here for more information on the NPSP and to find links to each of the packages. You can also check out this week’s Tip of the Week for a little background on the Contacts and Organizations package. And if you’re still trying to decide if Salesforce is the right choice for your organization, why not sign up for a free trial org today!