Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Success - NPSP Intro - FREE!

Salesforce App Portfolio Bootcamp - Nonprofit Cloud Success Pack - Learn the Object Model and Ins and Outs of NPSP
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1hr 28min of on-demand video
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In this course, we will be installing the Non-Profit Success Pack into a Free Developer account
Create a Membership Sales Process
Learn the Different Account Models in the Nonprofit Cloud
Override the Lead Conversion Button
Create a Visualforce Page and Set Profile Security on It
Run the NPSP Health Check


  • You ideally should complete the first seven courses in this Bootcamp series before starting this one.
  • The previous courses in this Bootcamp series of courses lay some of the groundwork that we will leverage in this course.
  • Some understanding or background with Salesforce will be helpful.
  • You do not have to have any Salesforce Certifications - this series of Bootcamp Courses actually makes a great supplement to your certification studies.


For this course, I recommend that you sign up for a new free Salesforce Developer Account, rather than using an existing one you have been using through the previous modules of this Bootcamp Course Series.

In this course, we will be installing the Nonprofit Success Pack into a Free Developer account, which will change the Account Model in the org - this is why I would like for you to perform the steps in this module in a fresh, new developer account.

This course is the eighth course of my Salesforce App Portfolio Bootcamp Series of courses - there are a total of 11 courses in this Bootcamp Series. This course builds upon the work we performed in the previous courses in this Bootcamp series. I recommend that you take these courses in sequential order.

I have previously encouraged my students to volunteer for a non-profit in order to gain Salesforce experience to add to their resume. This course is instrumental in helping you to learn key differences in the nonprofit instance of Salesforce, which differs greatly from a regular, enterprise (for-profit) instance of Salesforce.

Who is this App Portfolio Bootcamp Series For?

This Salesforce App Portfolio Bootcamp Series and this course, the Nonprofit Cloud Success Pack, is intended for someone that is trying to land their first Salesforce job and has been told that they lack the appropriate level of experience. This particular course will be helpful especially to those that desire to volunteer for a non-profit in order to gain experience, but have had no exposure yet to the Nonprofit Cloud from Salesforce.

No certification or prior Salesforce experience is required. 

This Bootcamp series helps you expand and deepen your knowledge of the Salesforce platform. You will also come away with real-world applications that you can use in your own life – whether in an existing job, or helping you land you first, or next, Salesforce job.

Why I Created this Bootcamp Series of Courses

I surveyed my students to find out what the biggest challenges were that they faced in launching their own Salesforce career. The most reported obstacle to starting a Salesforce career was a lack of experience. I created this Salesforce Career Success Bootcamp Series to empower you to 'Make Your Own Experience' rather than passively waiting for someone else to bestow your first Salesforce job randomly.

History of this Bootcamp Series of Courses

I held three sessions of this Bootcamp, improving it greatly with each iteration, throughout 2018. What started out as a 6-course series quickly grew to an 11-course behemoth. And I previously ran these Bootcamps for a set amount of time and also provided live group coaching and 1-on-1 coaching.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to learn the Nonprofit Cloud from Salesforce
  • Aspiring Salesforce Professionals
  • New Salesforce Administrators
  • New Salesforce Consultants
  • New Salesforce Business Analysts
  • New Salesforce Developers
  • Anyone wishing to supplement their Admin or App Builder or Salesforce Certification Studies with more hands-on experience.
  • Anyone who wishes to learn how to build apps on the Salesforce platform.


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Mike Wheeler
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I teach Cloud Computing.

I am passionate about helping you become a 'Creator in a Consumption World'

I gravitate towards tools and tech that empower the non-technical to build and create amazing things online.

That is why I was drawn to amazing tools and platforms, such as Salesforce, ChatGPT and more.

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Before discovering Salesforce, I worked as a Technical Writer, Trainer, and built blogs using Wordpress. Once I found Salesforce, I saw it as the quickest path to building world-class web and mobile applications for businesses and consumers.

I've attained 9 Salesforce Certifications along the way: Force Developer (retired), Salesforce Administrator, Salesforce Business Analyst, Salesforce Associate, Salesforce AI Associate, Salesforce Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Platform App Builder.

I am the founder of Mike Wheeler Media, where my mission is to Train, Inspire, and Equip YOU for a Cloud Career.

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Here is my recommended Salesforce Certification Path, for those of you just starting out, with no prior development experience.

1. Salesforce Certified Associate

2. Salesforce Certified AI Associate (course coming soon)

3. Salesforce Certified Administrator

4. Salesforce Business Analyst or Salesforce Platform App Builder

From here, depending on your desired route, if you wish to become a developer, I'd recommend you next take the Platform App Builder certification and then  Platform Developer 1.

Other routes would be that of a Consultant (Sales Cloud and/or Service Cloud) or Advanced Admin, or Architect.

For those of you with prior development experience, you can start at either Platform App Builder or Platform Developer I. Please note that it is always a good idea to at some point grow strong on the fundamentals of the platform to round out your understanding of Salesforce, such as attaining the Admin and/or Associate certifications.

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Aaron has been working full time in video production for over 7 years now and has gained valuable insights into the production pipeline & workflow. 

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Our mission at Mike Wheeler Media is to Train, Inspire and Equip YOU for a Cloud Career. This matters because you will find new found freedoms and options for your career, once you attain relevant skills in tomorrow’s marketplace. You will have leverage and find yourself in the enviable position of being on the right side of the supply vs. demand ratio. That is because there is an ever-widening gap between the supply and demand of cloud professionals.

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