Today’s guest blog post is written by Katie Campbell, Data Migration Specialist, PatronManager.
Data entry: someone’s gotta do it, and that someone is probably an intern. Interns are often on the front lines of data management, as they key in email lists, pledge payments, and address changes. However, if you simply hand the intern the keys to your database with no preparation, you may wish you had just entered the data yourself. Here are some strategies to make interns your powerful data-entry ally.
The Big Ask
Imagine someone places a huge pile of potatoes in front of you, asks you to peel them all, and walks away. You inwardly roll your eyes, wonder why someone else can’t do it and think this must be more potatoes than is actually needed. You grow resentful as a second pile of potatoes is added before you even finish the first. Your peeling becomes sloppy, leaving bits of skin behind. Your pace slows. The potato supply appears to be endless, so why rush?Read the Article