Ever spent an hour cleaning up names in a spreadsheet because someone entered first name and last name in the same column? Me too. And you probably also knew there had to be an easier way, but just couldn't figure it out.
And that, in a nutshell, is why we launched the Tip of the Day in February, 2011. We're not all data wizards or masters of Excel, but someone in the community is. So we decided to create a platform to share community knowledge, from technical tips in Data, to New Media strategies, Field tricks, management systems, and much more.
Tips are one of the ways we're working to support you and thousands of other organizers across the country and around the world. The tips come from many sources -- our staff, other organizations, NOI community members like you -- and cover pretty much every topic in organizing.
If you're into knowing stuff, join us!
P.S. To help you solve the problem of First and Last in the same column in your Excel doc, check out this tip on using Text to Columns to separate data.
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