What I'm learning at a Salesforce.org Community Sprint in Long Beach, CA.... from admin skills to being WAY over my head with a coding working, and sticking it out anyway. Plus, HI and THANK YOU to TDAA readers who I got to meet in person!
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.
I believe that movement building and smart infrastructure go hand in hand. It's a travesty that in our efforts to re-tell stories about the civil rights movement, we don't share or even necessarily understand how the work actually got done. As we honor Dr. King, let's also honor the invisible labor that make movements thrive.
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.
Imagine your data are stored in a database. When should you save a new report versus modifying a template? How should I tackle a reporting strategy? What kind of winter coat should I buy? These questions are all raised, and maybe answered!
Here's a recipe for how to use Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPs, If Statements, and the Concatenate function to take bigger data sets and manipulate them, saving you TONS of time so you can get back to organizing or putting your feet up. Plus, some lessons on segmentation. And some puns!
A treatise on mystery, learning, and shame. A joyous reflection on NPSP Day Philadelphia. And a spreadsheet tip you might not know you needed.
What started out as a post about Dreamforce took on a shape of its own as an ode to my dear friend, Ryan.
5 concrete ways to unravel Impostor Syndrome (praise the planning crew for the Salesforce.Org Open Source Community Sprints!), plus some cute cartoons.
Update about projects I'm working on at the Salesforce.org Open Source Community Sprint in Denver, including "campaign hierarchies" (and why they matter to changemakers) and a nascent project around salary transparency. Plus, thank you to my readers for all of your recent support!