I can clearly remember the times in my adult life when I felt stuck and unsure of what to do next. It happened during my senior year of college while on the job hunt, and then again a few years later when I decided to change course in my career. There were even moments in between, where personal and professional concerns overlapped all at once (and yes, I’m still working on those).
I’m going to bet that you’ve felt stuck at some point too – because the feeling is a frustrating but very normal occurrence. Continue reading →
“Our organization is transitioning to a new system in the next few months.”
When a nonprofit leader first utters these words, it can turn our worlds upside down. Sure, you’ve heard the terms ‘CRM’ and ‘Sales force’ before. You may even have friends who mentioned similar instances happening at their organization. Now, it’s your nonprofit’s turn to take the leap. Continue reading →
As a nonprofit employee, I am a big believer of data.
Spreadsheet addiction aside, it’s an incredible thing to be able to apply metrics and research to inform a larger strategy. Data has real implications for the social sector and a nonprofit’s ability to create impact.
Yet while the global potential for data is huge, this potential also exists on an individual level. Continue reading →
I am a huge data nerd and the people at my job know it.
It’s not so much about the numbers (math was never my strong suit), but it fascinates me that we can capture bits of information, crunch, dissect and organize it, and use that to build a bigger picture. I’ll gladly spend hours over a spreadsheet than on Facebook any day. Continue reading →