Some of us may love the work, but maintaining your team’s database isn’t always easy! For anyone who’s ever served as as a nonprofit database manager (and for those folks who have ever worked with that person), here are 20 things that have likely crossed our minds at some point in time.
Events are the double-edged sword of the nonprofit world.
For attendees, they can certainly offer an engaging experience. I’ve seen people get inspired watching a student speak about their classroom experience, and I’ve even bawled hearing a keynote explain how kids use karate to cope cancer. When it comes to conveying mission and getting others onboard, there’s no doubt that nonprofit events are a must.
It’s finally spring and for many of us, things in the sector are beginning to slow down. As warm weather settles in and we start leaving the office earlier, it feels like we can FINALLY relax.
But this is only true for some of us. For others…it’s gala season. Continue reading
No matter which department you work for at your organization, chances are that Excel spreadsheets have touched your life in one way or another.
If you’re like me, then you’re eager to dive into that world of cells and formulas. Or, maybe you dread it each time you see an email request with a .csv or .xlsx attachment. Continue reading
Working for the nonprofit sector has been one of the biggest highlights of my career. I’ve gotten the chance to work on issues that really matter to me, all while meeting passionate people along the way and building personal knowledge. Some lessons have even provided important context for my understanding of both the world and this space. Continue reading