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As I mention in this post, having an issue tracker is a key tool for managing all the different issues...
11 June 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
Came across this article in PC Magazine discussing "wilfing," a term coined by the British marketing research firm YouGov, short...
8 June 2007, by , in Research, 2 comments
A recent survey by Accenture found that the level of customer service that companies think they are providing their customers...
I received a call from them today regarding this post. They assured me that all of their emails are quality-checked...
I received an email from Aptify inviting me to attend an upcoming demonstration. I clicked on the link provided and...
I was meeting with a potential client recently, discussing their need for a new association management system. During the conversation...
Consulting guru Alan Weiss frequently admonishes: "Move a few things a mile rather than a hundred things an inch." Simply...
While attending a users group meeting yesterday, I asked how many people in the room were using the baseline reports...
When implementing a new AMS (association management system), we typically see all value of the functionality it brings: Things like...
The ASAE Data Standards Task Force announced the release of a draft standard for expressing constituent records in XML. This...

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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