Currently advancement staff who need fundraising data largely access it through frdev1001:/srv/br or from mysql directly. This requires shell/mysql accounts, ssh setup/access, yubikeys, shell/mysql/python training, and can be a rats nest of problems with laptop configuration. It is also a lot of ongoing maintenance, not great from a security perspective, and a frustrating experience for less technical users.
With respect to the immensity, I think a good long-term goal would be to replace these shell accounts with friendlier tools. Maybe we can use this task to gather thoughts on how small decisions and changes could be made with this end result in mind, and scope those challenges in subtasks.