Happy Monday! It’s Sandy here, and I’m gonna just admit it….
I’m a geek.
I don’t know if any of you are like that. Most creatives wouldn’t wanna touch a spreadsheet with a ten foot pole! But I love having good and accurate information! I love to watch trends, and see how we’re doing…I usually know without seeing the numbers if we’re meeting our heroes’ requests, but…numbers are fun! And they give me a clue whether I need to start pressing for an increase in card or financial donations, or if we’re trending ok and get to just cruise!
I pulled a comparison to see how we’re doing in the splitting of the nation at the Mississippi River; it looks like we’re *just* about right in choosing that as a national divider! The east coast did seem to be more prolific with both letter writing and cardmaking…but in April, the west coast rocked it and made up a lot of ground to bring the numbers so much closer together! (But this little chart does explain why I’m always runnin’ short of letters out west. *hint hint!* heehee!) THANK YOU for all your wonderful donations!
And just for fun, I let Excel run a little chart showing the trend day by day. Not a surprise to see the spikes – lots of our crafters wait til that deadline! Feel free to get your cards in to your shipper ahead of time, she’ll love you for it!
The rest of the numbers – April’s – are on the Reports page…and you may know by now what that means: it’s Cardmaker Connection time! Be SURE to look at the pdf to request a specific connection that Caro can look up, not just “someone near me.” If there’s no one on this month’s list near you, check it out next month and see…you may yet find a friend!
PS Thanks for all the fun at the VCMP – you still have til Weds night to play along!