Go ahead, DON’T take my advice…

Over the past two weeks I’ve been contacted by two associations who were in the market for a new association management system. In one case, the association had already chosen a vendor but then things didn’t work out, and they had gone back to the drawing...

One last reminder: Thriving with Data Webinar

OK, last time I mention this, I promise. Tomorrow, Thursday, July 30, at Noon Eastern I’m presenting a web conference with Boston Conferencing. The title is “Thriving with Data: Using your organization’s data to improve marketing and communications with your members...

The importance of data integrity reports

In my book, Put Your Data to Work: 52 Tips and Techniques for Effectively Managing Your Database, tip #25 is “Create and regularly execute data integrity reports.” The point of the tip is that data integrity reports can help you identify potential data...

Take my One Question Survey

For the third year in a row, I’m conducting a one-question survey about associations and their database challenges. This will take you no more than two minutes to complete. Over the past two years, more than 250 of your association colleagues have responded to...

Range vs. Average

This is a pet peeve of mine, but too often I’ll hear someone say something like: “The average age of our members is between 50 and 65.” Or “We average about 50 to 100 hits on our website each day.” These are both nice thoughts, but what...

Thriving with Data

I’m presenting a webinar with Boston Conferencing on Thursday, July 30 at Noon Eastern. The title is :Thriving with Data: Using your organization’s data to improve marketing and communications with your members and customers.” Here’s what...