In this edition of Dear Spreadsheet Whisperer, lessons about how to set up spreadsheets to ask hard questions about racial equity in schools.
5 lessons from Dr. King and his entourage on movement building through problem solving and behind-the-scenes system crafting.
Follow along with my first forays into Snowfakery! Warning: Code! Command Line! Im-pasta Syndrome!
This catapulted Mrs. Dungee beyond simple accounting and into visionary/badass/changemaker territory. And of course - underscores lessons that I'm learning more and more every day - there is no such thing as "back office" in social movement organizations. All of our grievances - and all of our work - are connected.
A technical blogpost about learning Salesforce Flows turns into a sappy blogpost about friends and community. Who wouldda thunk it?
In the latest installment of civil writes, mailing lists! solidarity! Angela Davis! and a special appearance by Francois Clemmons!
Learning a bunch of new skills and platforms leads me to reflect on the Zen Buddhist practice of Beginner's Mind. Plus, 6 new tools I'm learning.
The Montgomery Boycott lasted 382 days - and throughout that time, staff and volunteer leaders coordinated intricate carpools with 32 different stops, shepherding 40,000 people to their destinations. I want to learn the story of how they orchestrated such a sophisticated system, so I'm following a breadcrumb trail, and I'm going to share some of that story with you here.
I gave myself the title of "Chief Problem Solver." It fit like a Croc. A little squishy, a little dorky, but most of all comfortable and with room to evolve. In this post, some behind the scenes process notes about a project to find the perfect call-forwarding system for a small-scale and super-impactful local nonprofit. Oh yeah, and "I'm" trying out writing in the third-person-epic style.
A new take on the Civil Rights Movement that centers women and reproductive justice. A badass crew of ordinary chefs take the Montgomery bus boycott by storm. And a skeevy dude becomes a famous Lefty (?) for being a mail appeal expert. All that, and more...