6 Tips for Building a Stronger Data/Technical Job Application

Some of you may know me as the Salesforce Admin-ing, 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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Buying lists? Here’s why your org can’t just email everyone on it.

Is your org in a tough spot right now?

I get it. You needed to start reaching more supporters yesterday. The urgency is there, but the well of prospects might not be looking so full from where you’re standing.

Companies understand this. That’s why buying lists is a thing.

But heed this advice before you pull out the credit card! If your only strategy is to blast emails to everyone on that list, then your org is unlikely to see a great return on the investment.

In fact, quite the opposite! Your org could do some real damage to your email reach.

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