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Archives: December 2008
22 December 2008, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Happy holidays to everyone over the coming weeks. I’m taking a break over the holidays to spend time with my family. I’ll be back online in the new year!
18 December 2008, by , in Data Management, Research, No comments
In the December issue of Database Trends and Applications (sorry, not online yet), DBTA outlines the “15 Top Information Management Trends for 2009.” Two of the trends caught my eye, as I believe they will apply especially to the association market. Trend number 6: Greater Push for Business Intelligence and Performance Management – I’m seeing...
Here’s another really good article on business intelligence in the association market, from ASAE’s magazine, Associations Now. I know it’s good, because I’m quoted extensively!
11 December 2008, by , in Rants and Kudos, 1 comment
A while back I gave kudos to Avectra for creating the first wiki in the AMS space. Now I’ve recently learned that Avectra is on Twitter. Now, the full extent of my twitter experience is once subscribing to the “tweets” of a friend who was visiting Cuba, and Twitter was the only way to communicate...
9 December 2008, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
The 2009 ASAE Technology Conference is less than six weeks away! Have you registered yet?  Having recently received the program and reviewed it in detail, I can say this is one of the most impressive tech conferences put together by ASAE. And not just because I’m on the docket to speak on January 28th. The...
4 December 2008, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
In the past several months there have been two changes at the CEO level for major AMS vendors. The first occurred at Affiniscape, where CEO Brian Cooper left Affiniscape to become CEO of A Glimmer of Hope, a nonprofit in the Austin area. Adam Weedman, Affiniscape founder and former CEO, has reassumed the role of...
2 December 2008, by , in Data Management, No comments
Or so says a recent study by the Society for Information Management. They asked CIOS to list the skills they value most among entry-level and mid-level hires. Ethics and morals topped the list, while technical skills like application development and project management barely made number 10. In a way, this doesn’t surprise me. While it...

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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