In 2017, Paul Ginsberg picked up the blog habit and now regularly posts for the Dutch branch of Salesforce.com as well as elsewhere. Want to keep up to date? You can follow Paul on LinkedIn, Twitter or there’s a mailing list sign up button if you click through to any of his posts.

Nonprofit Dreamin – Why volunteer?

Nonprofit Dreamin – Why volunteer?

This article was originally published on the Nonprofit Dreamin website. Committee Connection is a series of blog posts from our members about why we are volunteering and helping Nonprofit Dreamin become a reality. Paul Ginsberg is a nonprofit specialist and a Golden...

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I need a personal trainer!

I need a personal trainer!

Someone on LinkedIn asked me, via a mutual acquaintance: "Looking for an affordable Salesforce teacher to expand my skills in. Salescloud, communities and Formstack. Any tips?" A simple, reasonable, question. But did you know that LinkedIn has a character limit for...

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The Secrets of Planning the Amsterdam User Group

The Secrets of Planning the Amsterdam User Group

The Amsterdam User Group (AUG) gets between 50 and 70 attendees for our meetings (other groups are available throughout the Netherlands, even during these strange times). Now that I’ve stepped down as co-leader, after 3.5 years, I can shrug off the non disclosure...

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Set Up Salesforce With Google Single Sign-On (SSO)

One of the more tedious jobs as a Salesforce admin is resetting user’s passwords. Even though there’s a button on the Salesforce login screen which says “Forgot your password”, some people don’t notice it. If only there was an easier way? The concept behind Single...

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Community Spotlight: Paul Ginsberg

Ok. This one is short and possibly self-promotional, though I didn't seek it out. Read on for details of perhaps the most significant event that transformed my Salesforce career. As originally published on Salesforce.org's August 2020 #HubCap (aka "10 Highlights from...

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I’m quitting… Because the future is awesome!

I’m quitting… Because the future is awesome!

An early Amsterdam User Group meeting from 2017 Last year, I wrote in the guide to setting up your own Salesforce Saturday: “Running a [group] is great, but if you’re unavailable due to a cold or other equally traumatic life event (e.g. kids birthday party), then you...

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VSCode for Salesforce Admins: A Deeper Dive

VSCode for Salesforce Admins: A Deeper Dive

This Admin’s guide to SFDX and VSCode comes in two parts. In the first part, Introduction to SFDX and VSCode for Admins, I worked through an example that may have sounded like a headache initially, but was very easy by the end of the tutorial! The first post went...

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Introduction to SFDX and VSCode for Admins

Introduction to SFDX and VSCode for Admins

Updating one page layout is easy, but what happens if you want to update 15 page layouts? Or if you want to find out where an email template is referenced? Want to take a glance sideways from being an Admin and have a peak at some of the core tools...

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Coronavirus Support Package: Learning, Events & More

On Thursday, together with my husband, we decided to socially distance ourselves as much as can be from everyone. To skip straight to the black humour, by Friday I was already feeling edgy. I’ve been here before; when I was (much) younger I suffered from severe...

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Dyspraxia Awareness Week

I often write about Salesforce, but did you know how much my attitude is influenced by dyspraxia? (also known as DCD / Developmental Coordination Disorder) During October I participated in an awareness week. An interview was published. Read the original over the...

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How to Network in the Salesforce Ecosystem

Why Social Networking is a Must With a friendly crowd, networking can be relaxing and rewarding simultaneously Do you love going to events with lots of people that you don’t know? Spending an evening with people you’ve never met? Excited by the prospect of making...

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Diary Planning – Some Tips

Diary Planning – Some Tips

Before every meeting we would discuss diary dates. We would play snap a number of minutes (and sometimes days, if communicating by email), trying to find a date when all us co-leaders would be available for the next meeting.  This was a frustrating game and...

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We Need Volunteers! (& How to Get Them)

Is it work or something else? Look at the smiles on these Czech Dreamin volunteers to make your own decision For ages I’ve been trying to work out some of the magic that helps create the friendly, welcoming spirit throughout the Dutch Salesforce community. I’ve...

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My #SecretOhana

My #SecretOhana

Twitter is a place of despair, hopelessness and namecalling… unless you’re in the Salesforce ecosystem 😁. Instead, it’s like the sun has been turned on and the darkness has been banished to the corners! That said, today I’m going to write about a particularly bright...

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