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24 October 2016, by , in Rants and Kudos, 3 comments
A client of mine wanted to send an RFP for redesign of their website to a design company I had...
7 October 2016, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
One of my greater pet peeves is company websites that don't list any contact information. I see this a lot...
28 March 2016, by , in Rants and Kudos, 2 comments
Here's the thing about being "first" on anything. Only ONE company or person can be first. Only one. So when...
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...
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...
In the past week, on behalf of a client, I've had to contact three different software vendors. In all three cases,...
15 January 2016, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
I received an email from a software company whose software I use. The software vendor asked "Can we share your...
I recently read on an association forum the following phrase: "We have a mid-sized meeting with around 7,000 attendees...
  I had the opportunity to see a short demo of the new trade show planning service from eventr.io (www.eventr.io). This...
23 September 2015, by , in Rants and Kudos, No comments
I'm speaking at two events on Thursday, October 1, one virtual and one in-person. At 1pm eastern I'll be speaking on...

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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