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
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