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26 March 2010, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
Avectra has appointed Richard Davis as CEO of the company. You can read all the details here: http://www.avectra.com/Pages/AvectraAppointsNewCEO.aspx Changes at the...
23 March 2010, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
A new article has been posted to my website. Sometimes, no action is better than some action. It's times like these...
19 March 2010, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
CDC Software has purchased Computility, an AMS provider. You can read more about the acquisition here. CDC also recently purchased gomembers, as...
9 March 2010, by , in Data Management, 1 comment
I was recently asked for some guidelines on data conversion, when moving from one database to another. Here are some...
1 March 2010, by , in Research, No comments
David Gammel has a nice post on the results of our Snowpocalypse Survey. Click here to see that post. As David notes,...
24 February 2010, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
The ASAE Tech Conference was snowed out, but you can still see the session I was going to present. I'm...
22 February 2010, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
David Gammel of High Context Consulting and I are fielding a survey, The Snowpocalypse Operations Survey, to assess how the repeated...
17 February 2010, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
Two new articles have been posted to my website. The first is The Untapped Sources of Business Intelligence. For many associations,...
16 February 2010, by , in Data Management, No comments
NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network) just released the results of their Data Ecosystem Survey. As they explain on their website: The data...
2 February 2010, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
I admit I'm a data freak. I loves me some good stats. But one has to be very careful when...
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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