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Archives: September 2008
30 September 2008, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
I work with Renato Cruz Sogueco, CIO of the Society of American Florists, on the ASAE Technology Section Council. At...
Back in May of last year, I wrote the following post, which in essence said "There's a lot of talk...
I'll be speaking in Chicago next Thursday, October 2, for the Association Forum of Chicagoland. My presentation will be on...
I attended the Aptify Users Conference in Chicago last week. I always enjoy the users conferences because I get a...
18 September 2008, by , in Data Management, No comments
At a recent ASAE Technical Section Council meeting, there was a lot of talk about benchmarking. One participant said his...
16 September 2008, by , in Data Management, 4 comments
When I work with clients on system selection (or when I'm presenting on this topic), I point out that one...
11 September 2008, by , in Data Management, 3 comments
At the recent ASAE Technology Section Council meeting, Heidi Byerly of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) made the...
9 September 2008, by , in Data Management, No comments
It may be a cliche, but one of the most critical elements to the long-term success of your database is...
I have a client who sends an every other week email newsletter, nicely formatted and designed, simply called "Staff News."...
2 September 2008, by , in Uncategorized, 2 comments
Admittedly, I'm not much of a social media maven. I'm on Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, and maybe a couple of others,...

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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