Why Fortafy?

Our is not a unique story, but it’s our story. We are seasoned technology experts with over 40 years of combined experience designing and developing technology solutions. We decided that it was more important to us to work with the people we care about and trust (each other), to surround ourselves with people who inspire us to “goodness” (that’s you), and to apply our years of technology experience to helping others (that’s Fortafy).

“For organizations that are considering implementing Salesforce…[or] have implemented it …I really highlight the importance of, especially for that first year or two years while your staff builds their own expertise and skill, having somebody who has the existing expertise guiding you and guiding the process. Beyond just the initial implementation, through the first couple of years of use, [it] really can prevent a lot of headaches in the long run of your data being a giant mess like ours was.”

Sarah Miller-Fellows
Girls Empowerment Network

Who We Are

Fortafy was conceived out of our experiences working with nonprofits who have adopted a database technology but have not maintained the health and integrity of one of their most sacred assets – their constituent data. Many nonprofits struggle to find someone with the depth and breadth of expertise, leaving this critical work up to the “accidental administrator” or the most technically competent board member or friend of the family.

And in some cases the technology is fairly simple and straight-forward, and this can work.  However, a number of nonprofits are adopting Salesforce because they are enticed by the 10 free licenses offered by the Salesforce Foundation.   

But Salesforce is anything but free and neither is it an “out-of-the-box” application and it requires more than just rudimentary knowledge to leverage it correctly.

Our Mission

Fortafy’s mission is the provide nonprofits an easy and cost-effective way to maintain the day-to-day health and integrity of Salesforce.

Virtual Salesforce Administrator

We do this through an ‘Uber’ model, matching nonprofits with certified Virtual Salesforce Administrators with nonprofit experience.  While some consultants provide retainers on an hourly rate for “anything and everything“, Fortafy’s goal is to give you what and as much as you need to cover the day-to-day tasks. Then when you need more advanced features or functionality, or require some expertise beyond Salesforce, we can work with you to find the right resource either from our team or through partnerships we’ve established.