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Archives: January 2015
28 January 2015, by , in Executive, No comments
One of the biggest challenges associations face when implementing a new association management system is staff buy-in. How do you get...
26 January 2015, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
I've written several times about transparency among the AMS vendors, and I received another great example last week from MemberSuite's...
14 January 2015, by , in Job Listings, No comments
A client of mine, National PTA in Alexandria, VA, has created a new position within the organization called "Data Records...
As I work with my clients it becomes clear that there are two "classes" of users when it comes to...
8 January 2015, by , in Data Management, No comments
Are you overwhelmed by the idea of cleaning up your database? Rather than trying to fix it all, focus on...
7 January 2015, by , in AMS Vendors, 2 comments
I've written in the past about the need for more AMS vendors to be transparent about how things are going...
6 January 2015, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
There have been two significant announcements in the AMS world in the past several weeks. First, Timberlake Software was acquired by...

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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