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Author: Wes Trochlil
18 April 2019, by , in Data Management, No comments
Have you ever consciously considered how your AMS is supporting your organization's mission? You should, and it should. Part of the mission...
11 April 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
When considering the costs of your current data management system(s), you need to consider both direct costs (how much you...
I'm always fascinated by stories like this. In a nutshell, the state of Minnesota spent nearly $100 million for a...
28 March 2019, by , in Data Management, No comments
A good cook or baker knows that, when working in the kitchen, you clean as you go, so that there...
21 March 2019, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of the keys to developing good data management habits is to be aware of biting off more than you...
14 March 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
When it comes to data management, most of us know what to do; we just don't do it. What is required...
Because we're so focused on always improving what we have now, it's easy to overlook the things we already have....
I saw DJ Muller from MemberClicks speak on KPIs (key performance indicators). In his session he stated that KPIs must...
22 February 2019, by , in Data Management, No comments
When it comes to managing data successfully, process is critical. For example, a client of mine recently discussed how important...
In James Clear's book Atomic Habits (I recommend it!), he discusses the concept of motion vs. action. In a nutshell, it's the...
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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