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.

Predicting the future

Students in A's North Philly classroom are studying population growth. The problem?  The rate of population change has reached an inflection point so we can't really rely on the past to make a population growth model. In this post, a few perspectives on predicting the future, aka making population projections!

Why I love Venn Diagrams

I've been captivated by Venn Diagrams lately, so I want to dedicate this post to this strange and enduring data viz and design technique.  In this post: Venn Diagrams Then and Now; Why Changemakers should (and kinda do) embrace "Venn Diagram Thinking"; Venn Diagrams as art and social commentary.