Pay it Forward at Dreamforce 2018

September is an exciting time of year that brings new opportunities. It’s especially exciting for those fortunate enough to attend Dreamforce in San Francisco on September 25-28th.
The world’s most innovative software conference offers tremendous opportunities to learn, network and give back to the community. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is a big advocate of ‘paying it forward,’ a theory that supports simple acts of kindness, such as paying for a strangers coffee or delivering a thoughtful and sincere compliment that triggers a chain-reaction of kind behavior. Benioff, the ‘father of Saas,’ stands by the company's core value of working together everyday toward improving the world. In honor of the great work Salesforce does to empower nonprofit and educational organizations, we’ve put together a list of ways to pay it forward by supporting worthy causes at Dreamforce 2018.

 1. Attend the Salesforce Women's Network Dreamforce 2018 Reception 

When: Monday, September 24th at 6pm-9pm)
Where: Hilton, Union Square
Cost: $10
How to Pay it Forward: Donate to Salesforce’s Charity of Choice
Join the Salesforce Women’s Network for its seventh annual Dreamforce reception. Two of the industry’s top leaders, Geisha Williams, CEO of PG&E and Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of USA, will be presenting their stories. If you’re looking for inspirational content, this evening of discussion, learning and networking is not to be missed. Can you think of a better way to kick off this year’s conference? We can’t!

2. Participate in the 4th Annual Dreamforce Charity Poker Tournament

When: Tuesday, September 25th at 6pm
Where: One Market Restaurant
Cost: $120
How to Pay it Forward: Raise money for people living with Parkinson’s disease
Team Fox is hosting their annual charity poker tournament to raise money for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Celebrity poker player, Phil Gordon, will be attending and giving lessons before the event begins. There will be lots of prizes given out on the night including a replica guitar from Back to the Future, signed by Michael J. Fox!

3. Support VetForce: The Salesforce Military Community

When: Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm
Where: SPiN San Francisco
Cost: Invite only, email
How to Pay it Forward: Support the Merivis Foundation, nonprofit that supports veterans transitioning into civilian life
VetForce will sponsor 50 Veterans and Military Spouses to attend Dreamforce 2018. This incredible initiative will give the group an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired to launch their Trailblazer journey. The VetForce agenda is packed with valuable keynotes that are designed to empower the military community to launch Salesforce careers.
The Localytics team continues to be inspired by the great work that Salesforce does to empower non-profits. We've launched a campaign to support, a non-profit that helps teachers bring exciting school projects to life. Meet with the Localytics team at Dreamforce and we’ll donate $100 to a project of your choice. Every participant will be entered into a drawing to win a $1K donation to help a classroom in need!
If you're not attending Dreamforce, but still want to participate, click here to book an alternative time. Or, connect with our team by emailing’ll be exhibiting at booth #12 in the Marketing, Commerce, and Retail Lodge within the Palace Hotel. We hope to see you there!
Sarah Gorman, Director of Retention Marketing at HSN will be presenting a session titled: 7 Retail B2B & B2C AppExchange Apps to Power Your Digital Transformation. This session will take place at the Palace Hotel on Tuesday, 9/25 at 10:30 am.