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Archives: October 2011
31 October 2011, by , in Data Management, 4 comments
I once met with an association executive director to discuss the challenges she and her association were having with their...
31 October 2011, by , in Executive, No comments
According to a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, "two reports...
One of the most significant changes in association management software over the past decade is the change in functionality focus...
25 October 2011, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
How do you know if you're being successful with your existing data management system? For most organizations, the primary metric...
18 October 2011, by , in AMS Vendors, Research, 1 comment
A recent article at destinationCRM.com discusses research from AMI-Partners that suggests that the software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM market is set to undergo...
I’ve posted a new article on my website. The world of technology never stops changing, and certainly the same is true for...
12 October 2011, by , in Marketing, No comments
Tony Rossell at the Membership Marketing blog has listed the "25 Most Important Lessons in Membership Marketing" based on their...
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the desperate need businesses have for workers skilled at analyzing data....
I was recently helping a client of mine with an AMS system selection. After a thorough review of needs and...
6 October 2011, by , in Data Management, 1 comment
David J. Martin, CAE, is CEO of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has written a great article for...

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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