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Excel Training

Help Friends of the Future improve the efficiency of their day-to-day data management processes by unlocking the power of Excel’s fast data analysis, complex calculations, and easy data visualizations.
Friends of the Future
Kamuela, HI, USA

Posted August 16th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • Customized Excel Training session(s) over the course of 1-2 days
  • Sessions may be broken up into Beginner, Intermediate, and/or Advanced
  • Sample topics may include: formulas, commonly used functions, autofill, sorting and filtering, freezing, hiding, and grouping, formatting tips, keyboard shortcuts, pivot tables, charting and graphing, print readiness, collaborative work issues, and overall best practices
Additional Details

Assistance setting up excel spreadsheet and form to track program events with ability to export information to word document for drafting monthly program newsletter

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have meeting room with flat screen, laptops & zoom account, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have historic database with info ready to input, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,174 , allowing us to transition from outdated database and more efficiently use the information for multiple purposes

The project is the foundation for our monthly program schedule and the basis for our newsletter preparation. It also keeps track of our presenters` contact information and historical data.

Project Plan

Prep: Communication of Need
  • Volunteer Manager shares staff specifics such as how many employees will likely attend the training day and what skill levels should be targeted
  • Volunteer Manager shares training logistics such as version of Excel, the types of computers attendees will be using, and relevant information about the training space such as presentation equipment available (whiteboard, projector) and number of computers per attendee
  • Professional suggests the preferred format of the training, and incorporates any feedback from the Volunteer Manager
Milestone 1: Date and Agenda Setting
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide when to hold the training
  • Volunteer Manager shares any specific Excel issues they would like to cover, along with specific datasets they’d like the volunteer to utilize during the training
  • Professional prepares a detailed agenda for each training session outlining the topics they will cover
  • Volunteer Manager shares agenda and preliminary materials internally with staff
Milestone 2: Final Training Prep
  • Volunteer Manager informs the professional of the number of RSVPs along with any questions or comments
  • Professional shares any preliminary work they would like attendees to complete prior to training
  • Professional finalizes any examples necessary to conduct training
Milestone 3: Training Day
  • Training is conducted via some combination of presentation, examples, and Q&A
  • Professional makes themselves available for follow-up questions for up to 2 weeks
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About The Org

Our Mission

Friends of the Future's mission is to create trust and harmony among the diverse cultures of Hawai´i through a process where all people can openly contribute their deepest values,
create shared visions and continuously improve their communities.

What We Do

Friends of the Future provides a 501(c)3 non-profit home for people who are passionate about improving their community, and who want to "do the work", not be overwhelmed by paper and reports and insurance and the myriad of other administrative tasks needed to keep a non-profit organization in good standing.

Since our founding in 1991, we have provided administrative support to more than 50 programs serving all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds and interests. Some groups have become independent 501(c)3 organizations, other have become part of another non-profit and others have been time specific projects which completed their work.

Projects span education, environment, leadership, health and wellness and community capacity building. At any given time we have between 10 and 15 active projects and no two are the same.

It's always gratifying to know that our "job" is to find a way to say yes to a person or group that have a vision and passion for improving our communities!