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In my 2015 Data Management Benchmarking Survey, I asked associations: "Do you have a formal data management team?" Only 22%...
I'm often asked by my clients, as they seek a new AMS, should they be looking at hosted options? Or...
22 March 2016, by , in Data Management, No comments
Many years ago I wrote an article about how important documentation is to the long-term success of your AMS. (You can read...
21 March 2016, by , in Random Thoughts, 2 comments
A client of mine recently said this in a meeting, explaining her momma used to always tell her, "Start as you...
18 March 2016, by , in Random Thoughts, 1 comment
When it comes to data management, I often encourage my clients to seek the ideal whenever possible, but to acknowledge...
16 March 2016, by , in Data Management, No comments
I wrote recently about one vendor who provides free training to new employees. It's a brilliant idea that all vendors...
Many of my clients track "areas of interest" within their database (maybe you do, too). These are typically checkboxes of dropdown...
14 March 2016, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of my favorite activities with clients is to work on redesigning their business processes and workflows to make them...
In a session at the recent Abila Users and Developers Conference (AUDC), a speaker from the American Hospital Association (AHA)...
I had the opportunity to attend the Abila Users and Developers Conference (AUDC) last week in Austin. During the roadmap...
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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