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2 April 2015, by , in Executive, No comments
I'm a process consultant so I love process. But when you work on any project, it's important to keep the...
When I help my clients through the process of selecting  a new association management system, they also get the benefit...
30 March 2015, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
Long ago, I defined business intelligence as a business process using data to make decisions. The key to the definition...
When discussing how much access staff users should have to the database and its functionality, I always tell my client...
26 March 2015, by , in Data Management, No comments
I was very pleased to read this recent article in Associations Now by Joe Rominiecki about the Society of Hospital...
25 March 2015, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
One of the most important skills I’ve learned in my 15 years as a consultant is the ability to listen....
23 March 2015, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of my data management commandments is that data should never have to be re-keyed. That is, once data has...
20 March 2015, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
I’ve written before about the amazing advances in technology that I’ve seen in my lifetime (and I like to think...
19 March 2015, by , in Data Management, 1 comment
One of the more important services I provide my clients is what I call a systems audit. The purpose of...
18 March 2015, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
When I help associations seek out and select new association management systems, one of the first questions I ask them...
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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