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4 reasons your nonprofit should apply for the 2021 Bandit Tour

July 06, 2021By
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We’re excited to announce that our annual Bandit Tour for Good is back! This year, to help nonprofits make the most of their Salesforce solution we’re taking a hybrid approach by combining virtual pro-bono consulting and in-person volunteering events and activities, to enable even more nonprofits across the world to further their mission with the use of technology.

So, what is the Bandit Tour for Good?

The Bandit Tour for Good has traditionally been an annual week-long road trip from Vancouver en route to Dreamforce in San Francisco. During the week, the Bandits provide pro-bono consulting services to grassroots nonprofits with the goal of empowering them to use their Salesforce platform more efficiently.

Who are the Bandits you may ask? They’re a team of Traction on Demand (ToD) experts from all areas of our organization, united by their Salesforce expertise and passion for nonprofits. Like everything else in the past year, our annual Bandit Tour went virtual. Going virtual allowed us to grow our area of impact and provide our services globally. We were able to support 19 nonprofits, across 3 continents, in 5 days.

Want the Bandits to come to you?

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Now back for its ninth year, our team of Bandits are ready to transform your grassroots nonprofit through virtual pro-bono Salesforce support. Here’s why you should sign up.

4 reasons your nonprofit should apply for the 2021 Bandit Tour

1) There’s no cost to you

Our team of Bandits will provide 20-30 hours of pro-bono support to help you understand and optimize your Salesforce platform. Traction on Demand is the largest dedicated Salesforce implementation partner in North America. We know Salesforce and we want to help you become experts, without cost.

2) You get to pick the project

What’s the biggest challenge you’re having with your Salesforce platform? The team of Bandits will provide their support to fix your pain points so you can continue to fulfill your mission. Regardless of what issues you’re having—siloed data, difficulty tracking donors, or any hurdle standing in the way of your Salesforce platform—we want to help.

3) We’ll come to you

Our community is now global with offices across North America, as well as in India and Australia, so it’s only fitting that we have expanded the Bandit Tour’s reach to these countries. Last year, the Bandit Tour went completely virtual but we’re excited again to offer in-person services to participants depending on local rules and participant comfort.

4) You’ll get to tap into our wealth of nonprofit knowledge

With 800+ completed nonprofit projects across every sub-sector, from small nonprofits to large organizations like The American Heart Association, our team has built Salesforce expertise across all nonprofit functions, from marketing to donor engagement, fundraising to mission impact.

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Since the Bandit Tour for Good’s launch in 2013, we’ve had the opportunity to work with 105 incredible grassroots organizations that are making a big impact in their communities. They all had their own Salesforce hurdles, but they were united by the same goal: how do we make better use of technology to further our missions? We’re ready to cross continents, virtually, to help your nonprofit understand and utilize your Salesforce platform to its fullest potential.

Check out our Bandits in action

ToD founder and CEO, Greg Malpass and VP of Community, Michelle Malpass explain how the Bandit Tour started and how it has evolved over the years.

Applications are now open for nonprofits and close July 16, 2021. The Bandit Tour will take place September 20 - October 7, 2021 with exact dates and time zones to be determined.

Join us

We'd love to see you "on the road"!