Reminder: Teleseminar on Training

There is still time to register for my upcoming teleseminar on database training, March 5, 2009, from noon to 10mn Eastern. Register here. And if you can’t make the actual event, you can still buy the recording here. “Don’t Waste Another Dollar on...

Blindly Sending RFPs

I sometimes receive RFPs from associations actually looking for association management software (which I do not produce). If you’ve ever attended one of my sessions on selecting a new AMS, you know that one of my cardinal rules is that the RFP should go out to...

NTEN is Looking for Your Help

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) is a great resource for, well, technology in the nonprofit sector. If you’re not familiar with them, check them out here. (Full disclosure: NTEN was once a client of mine.) And right now, NTEN is trying to raise $10,000...

Calculate the total cost of training

Too often when we calculate training costs, we only consider the direct costs, e.g., trainer’s fee, room rental, food, a/v equipment, supplies, etc. What is often overlooked are the indirect costs of training, including staff time and the creation of “ill...

Just how important is your AMS?

It would seem, according to this recent article in Associations Now, that a properly functioning association management system is critical to the long-term success of an association. The article features four case studies on associations that were near the brink of...