Month: June 2010

New Article Posted – Three Steps to Ensure Switching Systems Doesn't Slow You Down

A new article has been posted to my website. For many associations, making the change to a new database is not only expensive and time-consuming, but it also decreases productivity for an extended period of time. But shouldn’t a new database improve productivity? Yes, it should. But frequently, when an association makes this move, productivity actually falls, …

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Working in a homegrown system is malpractice

Yes, that’s harsh, but more and more it’s true. I’ve written before about how associations should not be in the business of developing software. (Click here to read that.) I’ve also written before about how there are very affordable AMS products on the market that obviate the need for homegrown association management systems. (Click here …

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There is no single "correct" solution to any problem

And that’s why there are so many association management system (AMS) options available. Quite often I’m asked by potential clients “Isn’t there just a ‘best’ AMS product that you can point me to?” I usually respond, “If there were, I’d have already bought the company that makes it.” There is no single “correct” answer to …

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EDM Forges Partnership with Florida SAE

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve entered into a partnership with the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) to offer FSAE members a major discount on my RFP Shell and basic remote consulting. With this package, FSAE members only will receive EDM’s “Basic Remote Consulting” package ($500 value) and EDM’s time-tested RFP Shell ($495 value) …

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