Whether you’ve been at your nonprofit job for 2 months or 2 years, it’s natural to wonder what the future holds. Sure this entry-level job will cut it for now, but what about next year? Don’t we all want that big, shiny promotion?
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.
I never planned to learn Excel. It sort of happened by accident.
At the end of my junior year of college, I was accepted into an internship program that placed me at a major nonprofit organization. Since the program was best known for its banking internships, every participant had to complete an Excel course as part of our training. I set aside one day after finals to walk through the modules, opened up my laptop, and got to work.
Things haven’t been the same since. Continue reading
Volunteer coordinators make the world go round.
I’ve worked with them, volunteered for them, and I personally know a few. What they do isn’t easy. Finding individuals to engage in a cause, often doing so with minimal resources, is tough. 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
I’ve been working ever since I was 14 years old. Since that time, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes and given myself plenty of headaches.
Once I entered the working world full-time, I got serious. The thought of making a difference at work energized me to go out and find ways to become a better professional. By attending talks and workshops, I learned tools and tricks early on that have drastically impacted how I work to this day. Continue reading