EXCELlence Spreadsheet Bootcamp Session 2
February 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Join MNA for a four week exploration of Microsoft Excel. If you work with any type of data, from grant reporting to program tracking, improving your skills in Excel is one of the easiest ways to level up your efficiency and productivity at work! This fast paced course will start at the very beginning in introducing Excel as an essential tool for any nonprofit professional and will build on that foundation to teach participants how to effectively organize, analyze, and visualize data in ways that make work easier, smarter, more productive, and more efficient.
This course will be broken into three sections: Excel 101 (Beginner), Excel 201 (Intermediate), and Excel 202 (Upper Intermediate). The only prerequisite for this course is that participants are encouraged to have an active subscription for Microsoft Excel.
Session #1: Excel 101 – Beginner February 1
- What is Microsoft Excel
- Understanding the structure of Excel workbooks
- Entering, formatting, and organizing Excel Data
- Working with Cell References
- Sorting and Filtering Data
Sessions #2 & 3: Excel 201 – Intermediate Feb. 8, Feb. 15
- Excel Functions
- The structure of an Excel Function
- Understanding Order of Operations
- Numeric Functions: SUM(), COUNT(), MIN(), MAX()
- Logic Functions: IF(), VLOOKUP(), INDEX(), MATCH()
- Text Functions: LEFT(), RIGHT(), PROPER(), CONCATENATE()
Session #4: Excel 202 – Upper Intermediate February 22
- Excel Visualizations
- Creating Charts and Graphs
- Formatting Charts and Graphs
- Conditional Formatting
- Intro to PivotTables
All sessions will be recorded and available for attendees to access, along with all session resources, for six months after the event.
Presented by Adam Jespersen, MNA Associate Director
Adam joined the Montana Nonprofit Association in 2019 as its first Director of Innovation after more than a decade of progressive experience in nonprofit management, leadership, fundraising, and grant writing. Raised in rural Montana, Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and his master’s in business administration from the University of Montana. Trained and experienced in Lean management and person-centered design, Adam is passionate about helping people, teams, and organizations across Montana find their stride in being more effective and impactful and has been recognized for his ability to dive headlong into finding solutions and for his cooperative and thoughtful leadership approach. Adam lives in Helena with his wife and two daughters and enjoys hiking, skiing, and all that Montana has to offer.
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