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Archives: October 2009
29 October 2009, by , in Job Listings, No comments
Given the current economic climate, I thought I'd take this opportunity to list three positions that are open at past...
27 October 2009, by , in Data Management, No comments
This post on the Fast Company blog got me to thinking about managing databases (surprise, surprise!). The blog post discusses the...
I had the opportunity to attend part of Aptify's Users Conference this year, held last week in Washington, DC. I attended...
20 October 2009, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
I wrote about the concept of a "client ombudsman" a couple of years ago (you can read it in its...
15 October 2009, by , in Data Management, No comments
I've recently added to my website a page that lists the 40+ AMS vendors that I track. The page includes...
13 October 2009, by , in Data Management, No comments
I read a lot of different magazines. Business magazines, political magazines, so-called "lifestyle" magazines (e.g., Car and Driver). Each was...
I had the honor of speaking at the opening general session for NiUG International's Discovery Conference last week in Baltimore,...
Last weekend I was sitting on the sidelines as I watched my six-year old daughter play soccer. This is the...

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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