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Archives: January 2012
Every so often, a client of mine will ask me about parallel processing. Generally they'll ask something like "How long...
This is the first in my 2012 series of podcast interviews that I’ve been conducting with CEOs from providers of association management...
I recently received an online survey from a free newsletter that I subscribe to. The very first question asked me...
One of the most common gripes I hear when I talk with business development staff within associations is that they...
I'm conducting a search for a new AMS on behalf of one of my clients. We requested responses, including pricing,...
19 January 2012, by , in New article, No comments
I’ve posted a new article on my website. Although every system selection process has its nuances (over the past dozen years I’ve...
12 January 2012, by , in Executive, 2 comments
At the session I presented at the ASAE Technology Conference last month, one of the points I made was that...
11 January 2012, by , in Executive, 3 comments
A session attendee at the Tech Conference said (I paraphrase): "In all the proposals I've received from AMS vendors, the...
10 January 2012, by , in Executive, IT, Uncategorized, 2 comments
During one session I attended at the ASAE Tech Conference, the issue arose of testing in the AMS during implementation. Testing...
6 January 2012, by , in Executive, No comments
At one session I attended, an audience member asked the question quite plaintively: "How do we deal with the fear...

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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