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Archives: August 2007
31 August 2007, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
The other day my two-year old daughter and I walked to our mailbox to mail a letter. The mailbox is...
No, I'm not talking about data back up this time. I'm talking about having a back up plan for how...
29 August 2007, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
Recently while driving along the GW Parkway (just outside DC) I came upon an electronic road sign (you know, the...
28 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of the more common mistakes I see is organizations assuming that they can add new technology without considering what...
27 August 2007, by , in Data Management, 1 comment
Many years ago while working as an association staffer, I was trying to kill some time on a Friday afternoon....
"So when we get our new database we'll be done, right?" I can't tell you how many times I've heard this...
23 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
When I talk with my clients about how they process orders at their organization (whether it be membership joins and...
22 August 2007, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
Members Only Software has been running a quarterly giveaway of their association management software to "needy" organizations. According to the...
21 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
Vinay Kumar of GRC Direct had a great post on one of the ASAE listservers a few weeks back about...
20 August 2007, by , in AMS Vendors, 4 comments
ARC Solutions is one of the many AMS vendors that I track (full disclosure: one of my clients uses them...

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“Wes was able to come in and offer tangible, relevant advice that made us more productive immediately. I value his understanding of databases but more so, his understanding of how nonprofits work. There was no lost time educating him about how membership organizations are “different.” Wes recommended changes in processes as well as tips and tricks that were easy to implement made an immediate positive impact.”

Mary Pat Paris, Executive Director
International Registration Plan

“We came to Wes because we were very frustrated with our existing AMS and we wanted to improve our capabilities as soon as practicable. Wes very quickly helped us through a process of identifying our needs, identifying potential vendors, and selecting a new system that we’ll be able to move into very quickly. I especially appreciated Wes’s candor about our processes as well as the systems we were looking at. He was a great resource to have in a period of high anxiety for our organization. I would highly recommend Wes for any similar project.”

Jack Chiasson, CMP Executive Director
National Association of Life Brokerage Agencies

“Wes was able to come in and offer tangible, relevant advice that made us more productive immediately. I value his understanding of databases but more so, his understanding of how nonprofits work. There was no lost time educating him about how membership organizations are “different.” Wes recommended changes in processes as well as tips and tricks that were easy to implement made an immediate positive impact.”

Mary Pat Paris, Executive Director
International Registration Plan

Mary Pat Paris
International Registration Plan

“This is the second database implementation we’ve done since I have been at Western Arts Alliance (WAA). The first I did on my own. This time we engaged Wes Trochlil as our database planning consultant. Let me tell you, this process is a whole lot easier having Wes on your team! For a small association like WAA, it’s tempting for board and EDs to question the justification and expense of a database planning consultant. But it’s the small associations that need Effective Database Management the most. Wes strengthened our planning process, clarified our needs requirements, helped us steer around solutions that couldn’t meet our objectives, and saved us money in the long haul.”

Tim Wilson, Executive Director
Western Arts Alliance

Tim Wilson
Western Arts Alliance