A deep dive on the finances of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1963, and what activists can do today to manage fundraising and accounting data.
The database world is replete with options for "validating" data, but there is a huge missing link in our field, which for me boils down to VALIDATING HUMANS.
Pandemics, scams, spreadsheets - OH MY! I'm learning all about fraud and broken promises. In this post, I share my latest insights and how nonprofiteers can shape tech deliberations with trust at heart.
His is a story of spreadsheet skill badassery, deep commitment to relationship, earning a reputation of showing up when it counts, and long-term, follow-through solidarity that lights my fire. An ESSAY about social movements, pro wrestling, and spreadsheet superstars.
What's out there in the land beyond Salesforce? Turns out, quite a lot! Keep reading for musings on open source technology and a PG-13 meme.
Introducing two facilitation techniques for helping a group tackle difficult database questions, plus some personal reflection about how I'm showing up as a leader and co-conspirator.
Imagining a database model that puts social justice campaigners in the center. Join me?
This post is about a labor of love. It's about administrative logistics, signup forms, and unglamorous data validation. It's behind the scenes, it's in the weeds, its everything most organizations WON'T tell you.
You’ve heard of oops babies, right? This post is about being an oops database manager – in the field, we call them, “accidental admins.” It’s a story about how I made this my career (as early in my career as I am, I really love what I do!) and the values that guide my work.
Government forms are notoriously awful! Good thing The Lab @ DC set out to redesign and re"form"at them! We could all learn from their example. Plus, some meta-analysis about my last post #WeWillNotBeErased. Come for the puns, stay for the learning!