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21 November 2017, by , in New article, No comments
When I work with my clients on any issues related to data management, whether it’s selecting a new AMS, or...
Last week I wrote about an association with 60 staff but only six users. Today I want to talk about...
6 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
  Consultants Unmasked! Join us on Tuesday, November 14 • 10:45 – 11:45am   This is your chance to ask ANYTHING to three successful...
The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018. In a nutshell, GDPR creates...
I was working with an association recently, helping them select a new association management system. The association has 60 FTEs, working...
19 October 2017, by , in New article, No comments
In case you missed it, I've published two new articles on my site. Don't overlook the progress made when moving to...
Are the passwords for your members and customers in your database hidden from staff view (e.g., hashed out or showing a...
2 August 2017, by , in Data Management, No comments
One of the joys of today's database technology is that it makes it exceedingly easy to collect data. Put an online...
20 July 2017, by , in New article, No comments
Given how advanced and thorough the modern association management software (AMS) system has become, there are many opportunities for your...
CASL is the Canadian Anti-spam Law, which was passed several years ago, and is now in full effect in Canada. One...
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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