What if learning can be passive? What if it can fit in the crevasses of life? How much space and energy would that leave for the things I love to do, like dreaming, connecting ideas, and relating?
Author: Melanie T. (she/her)
TikTok Diagnoses and Thoughts About That
I have been reading lately about how viral TikTok-ers think that everything is a trauma response and how everyone's ex is a narcissist. I can see why this garners views and engagement, and it is very tempting to subscribe to these ideas. Today I want to write about how nuanced this all is, and what … Continue reading TikTok Diagnoses and Thoughts About That
2021 Review and 2022 Goals
So it's the last day of the year. I didn't think we would be here again, having another COVID winter, but here we are. So below is my year-in-review. It was a really, really great one. Highlights Turned 30 and had multiple celebrations, as a fire sign would.Got my own apartment, living alone for the … Continue reading 2021 Review and 2022 Goals
How Do I Know Which Contacts are Attached to Experience Cloud Users?
Reporting on the user-contact relationship in Salesforce Communities/Experience Cloud is questionable. Today, I'm going to show you a Flow that will help tell you if a Contact has a Community/Experience Cloud user associated. This is useful for answering questions such as, "Of the beta testers we have invited, who has signed up?" First, create a … Continue reading How Do I Know Which Contacts are Attached to Experience Cloud Users?
My shiny bass and me
I have been learning to play the bass. I suppose it started when I was 13 and had silly braces and oversized rock t-shirts. I stopped playing for a while, but I recently picked it up again when I joined the team at Little Kids Rock about 3 1/2 years ago. It felt like a … Continue reading My shiny bass and me
An Intro to Predictive Modeling for Salesforce Peeps
I wanted to write about prediction because it's seemingly everywhere: in marketing emails, in real estate, and even in criminal justice (blah). An understanding of prediction and modeling can be pretty beneficial in business, however. Think lead scoring for new prospective clients or donors, employee attrition, or revenue forecasting. By understanding the capabilities of prediction, … Continue reading An Intro to Predictive Modeling for Salesforce Peeps
Thoughts on FormAssembly
FormAssembly is a go-to tool for many Salesforce partners. It allows people to make forms, both pulling data from Salesforce and also updating Salesforce. I want to quickly review what I think is good about this tool and what can be improved upon. The Good I love how customizable it is - it's so easy … Continue reading Thoughts on FormAssembly
NPSP Days: Week 1
My "configure NPSP every day without having ever used the product" project is going pretty medicore/okay! Week-in-Review (January 10-17, 2021) Logistics Moves and Observations Made Firefox my dedicated browser for dev org configuration to avoid issues with installing managed packages, logins, etc. The last thing I need is to inadvertently install household accounts into my … Continue reading NPSP Days: Week 1
Adding Google Calendar to My Mac’s Dock and The Value of Taking a Step Back
I recently purchased a second monitor. For some reason, this felt like a decadent, hedonistic act to me, like buying Teslas for the police while education budgets get cut. It's possible that I have just been inside too long, though. :~) As a result of this purchase, I have started thinking more about ergonomics, productivity, … Continue reading Adding Google Calendar to My Mac’s Dock and The Value of Taking a Step Back
Chronicles of Setting up NPSP from Scratch: Days 1 and 2
Hello readers, Happy January / "end of ze world" week! Wanted to share what I'm working on, outside of feeling existential dread. My nonprofit org is using Salesforce but we are not on NPSP or Lightning. It is not ideal. We are currently looking for a partner to do a needs assessment of our org. … Continue reading Chronicles of Setting up NPSP from Scratch: Days 1 and 2