Excel Training

Help Urban Justice Center - Sex Workers Project 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.

Posted June 18th

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

We need a beginner-level customized excel training for our four-person management team. We will also offer this training to any interested staff, slightly increasing the number of training participants. We are all looking to gain basic excel skills allowing us to more effectively use spreadsheets to manage our direct services, outreach and policy work.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have Excel 2016 on all of our office computers, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have private rooms, projector access, white board, laptops, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,174 , allowing us to prioritize funds for our critical direct services programming: counseling and legal representation for sex workers and survivors of human trafficking in NYC.

Technical literacy is increasingly important and hard to access once individuals are out of traditional education programs and working full time in the nonprofit professional sphere. Allowing us to collaborate more effectively, manage our data more efficiently and accurately will propel our efforts to increase outreach and advocacy and give existing funders and prospective donors explicit and up-to-date pictures of our client, policy and movement building work.

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
  • Note: If necessary, Volunteer Manager may have Volunteer sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to sharing and discussing any organizational data
Milestone 1: Date & 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

Urban Justice Center - Sex Workers Project
Posted by
Elizabeth K.

Director of Social Work

Our Mission

The Sex Workers Project (SWP) at the Urban Justice Center is the first and only program in the country to focus on the provision of legal and social services to sex workers, by protecting and promoting the rights of individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. We engage in in media advocacy, support sex worker-led organizing and pursue policy change. Together, we are working to create a world that is safe for sex workers and where human trafficking does not exist.

What We Do

We provide free therapy and immigration legal services to survivors of trafficking and sex workers. We engage in policy advocacy, and community education.