Thank you!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Volunteer Summit a huge success!  Whether you hosted a Deep Dive, led visioning discussions with volunteers, or shuttled attendees around in golf carts – we couldn’t have done it without you!

-Leela Bilow, Volunteer Engagement

Luis Ballesteros, Info. Management, ATS

There’s been a thing in ATS for the last year or more called “The Clump.” The Clump was an identified set of over 300 pairs of duplicates in Advance. Gradually over the last year the duplicates in The Clump have been reduced, but it’s laborious work, and the number wasn’t reducing very quickly at all. Then Luis started working on the Updates team a few months ago. Due to Luis’s steady persistence, as of this morning, The Clump is a thing of the past! We still have duplicates, but we also have better and faster ways of resolving them, and an expert duplicate resolver on the job. Thanks, Luis. And thanks to Lisa Marker and Lesley Reece who were also instrumental in getting the Advance duplicate resolution process to work, and who have also been working hard at resolving The Clump.

– Chris McEwen
Info. Management, ATS

To a Bunch of Awesome People

A HUGE like 37 box huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped Direct Mail fold this year’s President’s Club brochures. Special shout outs to: Lynn Sullivan, Emily Fondaw, Jenny Acevedo-Barga, Brent Ciesliga, Diane Hart, Patricia West, Ellie Hahn, Chantel Allbee, Adina Johnson, Lauren Olsen, Tara Warming, Ellen Whitlock Baker, Anne-Catherine Briand-Fortin, Kansas Harvey and many wonderful student callers! It takes a village people! Y’all are rock stars.”

-Betsy Hauenstein, Annual Giving 

Lilith Lysistrata, Information Management

When Lilith heard that I was having trouble with a giant Excel file, she offered to help me work with the data in Access, which I wasn’t very skilled at. Lilith patiently showed me how to build all the tables and queries, and answered follow-up questions by email. She saved me hours – if not days – of time and frustration, and I’ve already used the skills she taught me to work with similar files for another project. Thanks Lilith!

-Rebecca Schwartz, Advancement Training & Support