Do as I Say, Not as I Do

There’s an old saying: “There are those that back up, and those that will.” And as I mention here, it’s critically important to back up your data. I learned the lesson the hard way, many years ago, when I deleted all the data from a database I...

Data Entry, Then and Now

It was 20 years ago this June that I took a summer job at my college alumni association. I had no idea I would some day be in the association management business, but there I was, doing “data entry” for an association. And what did data entry entail,...

Bleg

Update: Many thanks to Lisa Junker at ASAE for sending me her copy of this post.  I published a post yesterday about doing data entry at my alumni association. I've accidentally deleted that post and there is no back-up for it. (Don't ask, I'll...

Online Registration

On Nick Senzee's blog, he writes about his experience with ASAE's Annual Meeting registration process. Nick raises some good points about the registration process that all associations should be aware of. Nick's primary complaint is that ASAE asks a lot of...

Tell Me What To Do!

You may recall an episode of Seinfeld where Jerry is having his kitchen re-done. Whenever Jerry asks his carpenter what he should do, the carpenter offers all kinds of options and then says "I can do whatever you want me to." Jerry gets so exasparated that...
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