I started The Data Are Alright with a few concrete goals:

  • Help changemakers grow in their data-wrangling confidence and competence
  • Develop excellent data management practices in changemaking organizations
  • Inspire a sense of agency, empowerment and curiosity when a spreadsheet comes your way, instead of trepidation, glazed-eyes or (worst yet!) a nasty bout of impostor syndrome!

Sometimes, those goals just aren’t possible in a phone call or a singular blog post.

From time to time, I take on consulting projects where there is a high degree of alignment between our goals and project scale and capacity, skills and values.  If you think we’re a good fit to work together, reach out to me so that we can discuss!  My consulting rates are affordable and I bill on a sliding scale.

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Recently completed or currently active consulting project examples:

  • Updating and re-designing a custom grant budget management system and providing documentation to train staff on maintaining the system
  • Upgrading a client’s Salesforce system to NPSP with the Household Account Model
  • Curating a mini-series of data literacy webinars/workshops for national staff and volunteers working on local progressive electoral campaigns
  • Developing a Google Sheets wizard to track and calculate part time employee hours and reimbursement to upload into payroll system for Kol Tzedek Synagogue