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24 February 2016, by , in AMS Vendors, Rants and Kudos, 1 comment
I was sitting in a demo with a client last week and the vendor providing the demo said "We provide four...
22 February 2016, by , in New article, No comments
There are well over 50 companies that provide AMS products to the association market. They range from products designed for...
19 February 2016, by , in Rants and Kudos, 2 comments
Back in 2012, gas prices in northern Virginia (where I live) pushed to $4 a gallon and higher. As a...
16 February 2016, by , in Data Management, Executive, No comments
One of the great things about the latest generation of AMS products is their incredible flexibility. They'll allow you to...
In the past week, on behalf of a client, I've had to contact three different software vendors. In all three cases,...
3 February 2016, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
Tagoras Consulting is presenting their first-ever Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD) conference on May 18 and 19, 2016, in...
29 January 2016, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of the most common requests I hear from my clients is the ability to compare year-over-year statistics on things...
28 January 2016, by , in Data Management, Executive, 1 comment
Managing data is difficult. It takes time. It can be tedious. And it's a never-ending task. So it's very important to...
27 January 2016, by , in Job Listings, No comments
A client of mine located in Ashburn VA is seeking a director of education. This is a small (3 FTE)...
27 January 2016, by , in Research, No comments
The results from SCIPP International's recent survey of association's data breach preparedness are now available on SCIPP's website by clicking...
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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