November 28, 2018 Update: Our MVP nomination process has changed since the publication of this blog post. To find out more, please read this article.
We're excited to announce that MVP nominations for 2018 are now open! Visit salesforce.com/mvp to learn about the program and nominate the Trailblazer Community members who have helped you most in 2017!
The Salesforce MVP program has been a big part of the Salesforce Ohana (and an incredible competitive advantage) since 2010. Erica Kuhl, VP Trailblazer Community, initially launched the program because she saw community members going above and beyond to help the rest of the community connect, learn, and get inspired to blaze trails with Salesforce. These awesome people were prolific on the Trailblazer Community, offered expertise at Salesforce events, mentored new customers, and more. Erica wanted to honor them for their contributions, provide them awesome access and exposure, and make it easy for them to do even more good.
As the Salesforce ecosystem grows, so does the Trailblazer Community. And as millions of Trailblazers connect with one another around the world, leaders rise up while lifting others up. Each time we open Salesforce MVP nominations we're thrilled to see hundreds of nominations and hear all the good Trailblazers are doing in the community. Holly Firestone (Director, Trailblazer Community), the Trailblazer Community team, and current MVPs review every nomination with great care to identify the new class of MVPs.
People always ask what it takes to be a Salesforce MVP. The fact is, it's not a matter of science (i.e. a specific stack ranked list of contributions), it's a matter of heart — exceptional Trailheart to be exact.
Most MVPs will tell you, it's not about making it to MVP, it's about sharing expertise, doing well and doing good, and falling in love with the act of helping others blaze trails.
At Dreamforce '17, we heard Dale Ziegler, Salesforce MVP since 2015, answer this FAQ...”What makes a great MVP?” We loved his response, so thought we'd share highlights of Dale's awesome answer here!
If someone has helped you blaze trails with Salesforce and you think they would make a great Salesforce MVP, share your nomination now!