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.
Part 3 in a mini-series exploring the great, big world of “de-duping” – or, how to handle repeated info in a spreadsheet or database. In this installment: using Microsoft Excel to highlight duplicates and summarize data.
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.
Welcome back to The Mail Merge Are Alright, #4 in a series about how to pull-off Mail Merges for your changemaking needs. This week, an introduction to Conga, a tool that lets you merge data from a database into Docusign contracts, Word docs, Excel Spreadsheets, and more!
Read on, for a tutorial and step-by-step instructions about how to Mail Merge a fundraising letter using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Next week, we'll cover merges using Google Drive - part of an on-going series dedicated to Mail Merge for Changemakers.
The Mail Merges Are Alright: a mini-series dedicated to using Mail Merge to fuel social movements. In this post: anatomy of a Mail Merge and why changemakers should embrace the tool.
Today, we're going to talk about how to freeze rows and columns so that they are visible no matter how big your spreadsheet is, or how far you scroll. Also! Don't miss out on my second webinar with the Working Families Party and ResistHere.
Maybe you're thinking I should finally get a-round (hehe) to making my point about pie charts. I don't blame you. I think pie charts are a good tool for changemakers (despite all of the banter and vitriol!) Please don't turn me into mincemeat!
Back when The Data Are Alright was just a prototype, I made a blog post about one of my favorite Excel tricks, the "Format as Table" feature but the instructions were only for Excel users. Now, I'm eating my words and serving up a second helping, this time in Google Sheets.
However you do your work to turn our political system upside down, I hope you can make good use of this post, whether it's inspiration from the Purim story or the technical tips about rotating your data that most resonates with you. I've been doing movement work for long enough to know that we desperately need both!