Organization & Productivity
"For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned." -Benjamin Franklin
I am an organized person by nature: a lover of lists, an aficionado of filing systems, a conqueror of clutter, and a connoisseur of productivity apps like OneNote, Fantastical, Todoist, and FocusMe that help streamline workflow, so that you can focus on what matters most without getting overwhelmed by details or bogged down in mundane tasks. I am passionate about finding personal, practical, and sustainable solutions that will help you ease stress and make the most of your time and space, so that you can spend the bulk of your energy doing what you feel passionate about.
File Management Systems
Database Setup & Management
Time & Task Efficiency Re-boot
Event Planning & Logistics
Computer Software Trainings
Home Office Organization
File Management Systems
Research studies have shown that employees spend approximately 20% of their time searching for information. That's an entire work day per week! With the transition to digital data storage, it's more important than ever to develop a clear, comprehensive, and secure filing system for both digital and paper files that will safely preserve your organization's most important documents while eliminating unnecessary confusion and duplication. With over five years of experience helping small businesses, nonprofits, and churches rebuild their filing systems, in addition to two years working as an assistant archivist at Columbia University Libraries, I can guide your organization through a comprehensive 3-stage process that will boost productivity for years to come and enable an easy transfer of knowledge between former staff members and new employees.
Stage 1: Digital File Management
Local hard drives vs cloud-based systems
Accessibility and security needs
Create a customized filing structure
Stage 2: Email & Task Management
Best practices for managing daily emails
Email folder system to correlate with digital files
Streamline daily & weekly task procedures
Stage 3: Paper Management & Archives
Learn what to keep, scan, recycle, and shred
Discuss short-term vs. long-term storage
Reconstruct & index new filing system
ACS Church Database Customization
ACS or "Automated Church Systems" (or PDS or "Parish Data System") is a comprehensive database and accounting software that allows churches and church-related non-profit organizations to securely and efficiently store and retrieve data about their members and others in their community networks. The program can store membership data, family information, history of involvement, financial records, necrology reports, classes and small groups, mailing lists and labels, and can even allow members to opt-in for access to an updated church directory online.
Many churches have already purchased the ACS database system but are not utilizing its fullest potential. Since each church is unique, this highly customizable database system requires a comprehensive analysis of your church's staff roles, organizational structure, daily workflow, pastoral goals, and security needs, in order to determine what kinds of customized search fields and reports are needed. Data entry standards unique to your church also need to be defined in order to avoid duplicates and ensure that your database yields the most accurate search results.
Let me help your church staff get the most out of this powerful church software system!
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The Servant Leadership School
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Graphic Design Services
I also offer a variety of graphic design and communication services including website design, digital media campaigns, printed promotional materials, content writing, photography and video, visioning and re-branding.
Computer Software Training
Upgrading your computer systems won't help if your staff doesn't know how to make the most of their new software. Investing in employee training not only boosts productivity, but helps build morale, encourages creative and collaborative thinking, and allows your employees to resolve everyday problems more effectively and efficiently.
Microsoft Office 365: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
Client Database Software: Goldmine, ACS
Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Publisher, Pages, Canva
Website Maintenance: Wix, Squarespace, Wordpress, Weebly
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Email Marketing: Mailchimp, Constant Contact
Audio & Video: Garageband, Audacity, iMovie