"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." But if you have a broken system, HOW do you fix it? With help from friends of course! Three vignettes about advice, mentorship, and being connected to a community of Salesforce practitioners.
What do unicorns, squirrels, and building blocks have to do with healing the Admin / End User divide? Read more to see my answer to an illustrious Salesforce User who's looking for resources to support her organization's Admin team to connect with a non-technical audience.
It's rare to see "list-icles" on this blog but I wanted to compile some excellent resources and articles to share with the TDAA community. Stop by for links to beautiful stock photos of people of color, stay for a special segment on "what I'm reading." Plus, more!
Isn't it great when spreadsheets just WORK, making your repetitive tasks faster and more accurate? Here are two examples of spreadsheet tools I've built with a combination of Salesforce exports and spreadsheet prowess. Using them makes me feel proud and blissful!
Spreadsheets or life-in-general bringing you stress? Here's a tutorial about how to wrangle your spreadsheets with the "Group Rows" function. Plus, a mindfulness exercise!
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!
Frankly, I'm surprised that it's taken me this long to realize that I needed to blog with emojis, given that I use my Emoji keyboard in almost every text or slack message. But, here we are. Btw- WordPress (my blogging platform) isn't great in the emoji department, but I found a workaround. Bear with me. … Continue reading admin emoji
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.
In this installment of Dear Spreadsheet Whisperer, we use pivot tables, VLOOKUPs, and a mail merge to send top notch donor acknowledgement letters. Plus, gifs and cat memes!
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!