While analyzing survey data, I encountered 3 new spreadsheet capabilities in Excel and Google Sheets!
Does your nonprofit struggle with donation receipts and budgeting? The Civil Rights Movement did, too.
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.
How to make Validation Rules into *Validating* Rules
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.
how to avoid nonprofit data scams
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.
fieldnotes on kayfabe and spreadsheets
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.
i’m learning CiviCRM!
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?
Behind the Scenes with Amplify Study Groups
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.