2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Dreamforce, the largest software conference in the world. Held in San Francisco at the global Salesforce headquarters, this annual event celebrates the entire Salesforce community and brings all walks of life together for team building, philanthropy, learning, and a ton of fun. Attendees submerge themselves with the changemakers of the world, including fellow partners, executive leaders of Fortune 500 companies, and celebrities alike. Some well-known names that made an appearance this year were singer Bono, actor Matthew McConaughey, and former Vice President Al Gore. Not to mention a stellar performance by Red Hot Chili Peppers!
Day 1: Zero Hunger Summit
Nonprofits, corporations, and partners came together to explore the innovative ways in which we can work together to fight food insecurity. Our Nonprofit Practice Lead, Jeremy Donelan, and Founder and CEO, John McKenzie, had the opportunity to bring to life the inspiring story of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The Food Bank has revolutionized its operations from sourcing to distribution to partner relationships, all resulting in millions of meals for neighbors in need. Currently, GPCB is continuing to innovate with new ideas and programs as they reach more people experiencing food insecurity.
Moving into day two, aside from much meaningful conversation with our Salesforce partners, the highlight of the day was the Salesforce Nonprofit Keynote featuring YearUp and KWF Dutch Cancer Society. These organizations are leveraging cutting-edge Salesforce innovations to make a major impact across the globe. Amazing work all around!
On the final day of Dreamforce, we talked strategy with partners and Salesforce.org Leadership to discuss opportunities for growth and impact. We are so inspired to bring these learnings into the future to drive nonprofit missions forward. Cheers to another successful Dreamforce – until next year!