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8 January 2009, by , in Data Management, No comments
I've written in the past about establishing a contact tracking policy for your organization. In my experience, very few organizations...
Perhaps it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway: long-term success with your database requires good discipline. When I say...
22 December 2008, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Happy holidays to everyone over the coming weeks. I'm taking a break over the holidays to spend time with my...
18 December 2008, by , in Data Management, Research, No comments
In the December issue of Database Trends and Applications (sorry, not online yet), DBTA outlines the "15 Top Information Management...
Here's another really good article on business intelligence in the association market, from ASAE's magazine, Associations Now. I know it's good,...
11 December 2008, by , in Rants and Kudos, 1 comment
A while back I gave kudos to Avectra for creating the first wiki in the AMS space. Now I've recently...
9 December 2008, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
The 2009 ASAE Technology Conference is less than six weeks away! Have you registered yet?  Having recently received the program and...
4 December 2008, by , in AMS Vendors, No comments
In the past several months there have been two changes at the CEO level for major AMS vendors. The first occurred...
2 December 2008, by , in Data Management, No comments
Or so says a recent study by the Society for Information Management. They asked CIOS to list the skills they...
25 November 2008, by , in Data Management, No comments
I've been working with a client recently on reviewing and reengineering how they process data within their organization (business process...
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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