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On occasion when working with a client during the selection of a new AMS, my client will say something like...
5 August 2016, by , in Executive, No comments
In my capacity as a consultant to associations, one of the things I do is pay attention to how retail...
3 August 2016, by , in Executive, No comments
One of the more common complaints I hear from my clients is that the vendor doesn't provide enough information about certain...
27 July 2016, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
One of my favorite aphorisms in data management is "There are those who backup, and those who will." Once you've had...
25 July 2016, by , in Random Thoughts, 1 comment
I spoke at AAMSE's annual conference last week, and prior to my session, I got to see Jeffrey Hausfeld of the...
20 July 2016, by , in New article, No comments
In order to be successful with your AMS selection, there are two key points to keep in mind:  No system can...
14 July 2016, by , in AMS Vendors, 1 comment
The latest in a string of private equity investments in the AMS space was announced earlier this week, as Bregal...
30 June 2016, by , in Data Management, No comments
I've written about this before, but it bears repeating. Before you can go to advanced work like marketing segmentation and...
29 June 2016, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
I recently heard the author James Altucher make this statement, and a subsequent google search attributes it to the author Jodi...
I recently moderated a keynote presentation at ACGI's Knowledge Days in Baltimore. The session, entitled "How to Keep a Healthy Marriage with...
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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