Excel Training

Help MORE 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.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Posted February 24th

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Project Details

What We Need
  • Customized Excel Training session(s) for up to 5 people 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

Training would target employee that is an English Language Learner. She is extremely smart and picks up very quickly but sensitivity to defining terms and English lingo would be required.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have individual computers with excel, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have multiple virtual meeting tools to offer meeting options, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,174 , allowing us to provide more direct services to our participants.

Excel is a wonderful tool that can streamline the work for our Programs Coordinator. The work includes tracking of participants for Basic Needs Services.

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

Our Mission

MORE provides refugees and immigrants with the education and support they seek to become fully engaged members of our community.

Our overall goal is to respect, develop and invest in our newest community members in order to strengthen the community as a whole. Our programs are both effective and highly regarded among our participants and community partners. The services we offer assist people in obtaining financial security through gainful employment, access to financial resources, and support of their overall wellbeing.

What We Do

Education Program - Free classes assist adult refugees/immigrants in improving their English skills and empower them to learn the skills necessary to function more independently in the United States. MORE provides free classes at six levels of English beginning at pre-literate. At this level, participants are not literate in their own language, rarely having attended school previously. Attaining an incrementally higher level of English language proficiency helps students earn incrementally higher wages. One level gain takes approximately 160 hours of classroom instruction, approximately six weeks in MORE's classes. One level gain attained in English learning is equal to the learner receiving an additional $1,626 in annual income. In the past year, MORE's Education Program Participants successfully achieved 36 level gains adding a potential $58,536 in annual income for those learners.

Social Services Program - Support families in managing life's myriad of issues and complexities & help refugees/immigrants meet their basic needs, stabilize financially and achieve or sustain self-sufficiency. Assist our participants in navigating the American medical, welfare, housing, legal, educational and other systems. Provide advocacy to ensure access to community financials resources such as county cash benefits (MFIP), SSI, subsidized housing, etc. Almost 200 individuals were provided with an average of 2.14 case management visits each. Financially stabilize families through our Basic Needs services by providing free food/clothing/household goods on a weekly basis to ensure families are not going without life's necessities. Over 500 participants were provided Basic Needs services an average of 3.45 times.