6 Tips for Building a Stronger Data/Technical Job Application

Some of you know me as the Salesforce Admin, spreadsheet loving, systems thinking author behind this blog.

But that’s not all I’ve done. In my youth, I’ve spent time as a detective, mermaid and ballerina. And just a few years ago, I also moonlighted as a resume writer.

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How to Translate Text Quickly (using Google Sheets)

I know my way around a few spreadsheet formulas. I love a good VLOOKUP and PROPER situation!

But this formula is so cool and fun (and surprising!) that I had to share.

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What is Pardot? An intro + considerations for nonprofits

I love the Salesforce platform, gang. Even when I’m laying out all the reasons why orgs may want to pass on it!

But today, I want to talk about another Salesforce tool that’s more on the marketing side. Let’s talk Pardot.

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Looking Back on My First Year as a Manager

I’ve been a systems manager for a few years now. But last March, I also started managing a person!

For those keeping track of the timeline, that’s right. I became a new manager at the start of a global pandemic. 😬

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What is Salesforce exactly? An answer for nonprofits, by an admin

If Salesforce has come across your org’s radar, you’ve probably wondered “what exactly is this sales force thing”.  

Maybe you heard that it’s free for nonprofits. Or maybe you’ve realized that nonprofit peeps can have strong opinions about using it…positive or negative!

Speaking as an admin in the sector, it’s true. The platform can inspire strong feelings on both sides. 😬

But to determine if Salesforce is right for your org, it’s important to understand what it is and what it’s not.

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Tips for Your Next Tech Volunteer Engagement

Got a tech need at your nonprofit that goes beyond your skillset?

Then a volunteer engagement is likely on your mind. And what a great time for it! There are tons of tech wizards (many remote) wanting to save the world, and a bunch of websites for finding them.

So I’m not here to rain on your parade. Get that [tech thing] built/migrated/implemented!

But keep in mind that tech volunteer projects are uniquely complicated. Where there’s great reward, there’s also some risk. And we need to talk about it.

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