default, not your fault!

Today I wanted to focus on time-saving skills and tricks that will supercharge your spreadsheet powers and save you time.  Understanding and modifying Excel's "default settings" can get you well on your way to a spreadsheet that works for you, instead of the other way around.

home, home on the range

Whether you use spreadsheets for household budgeting, workout routines, live performances of your favorite band, or cross-country road trips - many of us have personal spreadsheet projects besides our changemaking spreadsheet projects. In this post, we use my Kitchen Utensils wishlist to dig into how to design a good spreadsheet (rows and columns) to capture the data of your dreams.

much ado about nothing

Today's post is all about how to find empty cells in your spreadsheet.  You might be giving me a blank stare from behind your computer screen, but if I were you, I wouldn't a-void this post!  #PunsIntended  This post is chock-full of useful tips that you can apply to projects like data cleaning, volunteer on-boarding, and even getting better donation stats.

Duped, again!

Part 1 in a mini-series exploring the great, big world of “de-duping” - or, making sure that you don’t repeat the same information twice in a spreadsheet or database.   This post includes "instant-gratification" links to tried and true de-duping resources.