Another Successful TAUG

TAUG is TMA Resources Annual Users Group meeting. This year they met in Louisville, and it was, once again, a successful event.

I’ve mentioned this users group meeting before, but what I wanted to highlight this year is how TMA Resources treats the consultants who work in the association software space. There are three specific things TMA Resources does that I think are very smart:

  1. They allow industry consultants to attend the users group conference for free.
  2. They hold two sessions specifically for industry consultants (by invitation only) designed to update the consultants on what is happening at TMAR.
  3. They recognize all the consultants in attendance during one of the general sessions.

These are all very easy, low- to no-cost ideas that make me think that TMAR really does care about working with industry consultants. I’ve not encountered this kind of positive treatment at any of the other users group meetings I’ve attended. (Hint, hint to the other vendors!)

UPDATE: Full disclosure: EDM is an independent third-party consulting firm. This means we have no financial relationship with any of the vendors mentioned in this blog. We provide unbiased opinions on what we see.

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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