I’ve been sick for nearly two weeks now. And last weekend while I was cooped up inside, I decided to study for the Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Consultant exam. I had thought about taking the beta version when it was announced, but because I wasn’t working at a nonprofit, I didn’t think I would be chosen to participate. I even had some imposter syndrome about signing up to take the exam all, since I’ve been working in the for-profit space for the past four years.
But in case you didn’t know, my first encounter with Salesforce happened while I was working at a national education nonprofit called Citizen Schools. At Citizen Schools I was working in the Development department (aka fundraising) and I was responsible for implementing NPSP (back in the day when it was still the Nonprofit Starter Pack).
There are a ton of community created trail mixes for NPSP, but I decided to focus my energy on a few specific modules in order to prepare. I was already very familiar with the account (household) model of NPSP. If you aren’t, I would definitely spend some time reading about it, as well as understanding basic fundraising concepts. Even if you’re a seasoned Salesforce admin in a for-profit org, trying to pass this exam without knowing the NPSP data model or how a nonprofit works will be pretty tough.
About The Exam
Susannah Kate St-Germain is a 19x certified Colombian-American Salesforce nerd, travel fanatic, and aspiring Certified Technical Architect.