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Archives: August 2012
27 August 2012, by , in Research, No comments
Since 2007, I’ve been conducting an annual non-scientific survey of associations, asking them what their biggest data management issues are. You can find the results of past surveys here. The survey is only one question. You can find the survey here. It will only take you 2-3 minutes to complete. Thanks in advance for your...
24 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
This is the last of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Evernote, quite simply, is a place to put electronic files when you can’t think of anywhere to put them. For example, in the days before Evernote, I would keep a file of blog post ideas in a Word document. This was a single...
23 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, 5 comments
This is the fourth of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Simply put, Logmein is an online service that allows me to access my office computer from my laptop. As long as my office computer is turned on and connected to the Internet, I can access the entire computer from my laptop. This is...
22 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
This is the third of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Since opening my consulting business over a decade ago, I’ve always operated with two computers: my office computer (desktop) and my laptop. I use my laptop for meetings with clients and when I travel. In the good old days, I would carry around...
21 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, 1 comment
This is the second of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Many years ago, I worked at a small consulting firm. The primary office printer happened to be located outside my office door. Every afternoon, around 4.45pm, I would hear the office manager standing at the printer, cursing under her breath. One day I...
20 August 2012, by , in New article, No comments
I’ve posted a new article on my website. Consider these statistics: 107 trillion emails were sent in 2010. Over 1.5 trillion texts. There are over 152 million blogs. And by my count, some 99 kabillion Facebook posts. Depending on which study you cite, American consumers are exposed to anywhere from 300 to 3,000 marketing messages every day. There’s too much noise....
20 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
I recently had the opportunity to speak at the AMC Institute’s Summer Conference in Dallas, just prior to the ASAE Annual Conference. My general session topic was on using technology in AMCs. We discussed a broad range of technology issues, but one area that I did not get to cover was the list of my...

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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