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21 September 2012, by , in Executive, IT, No comments
The internet is awash in free software. I love it, of course. So much software, so little time! But just because...
20 September 2012, by , in Executive, IT, No comments
If you're like me, when you have some type of internal challenge with managing information within our organization, you may...
19 September 2012, by , in Executive, IT, No comments
I first came across this line in the great Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. "Less, but better" was the...
18 September 2012, by , in Executive, IT, No comments
Because I'm a tremendous geek and love software, I'm always open to exploring new software programs that may somehow make...
17 September 2012, by , in New article, No comments
I’ve posted a new article on my website. For six years I have conducted a one-question, non-scientific survey of association executives, asking...
17 September 2012, by , in Executive, IT, No comments
Last month in Dallas I had the opportunity to speak at the AMC Institute on Technology Issues Facing Association Management...
27 August 2012, by , in Research, No comments
Since 2007, I've been conducting an annual non-scientific survey of associations, asking them what their biggest data management issues are....
24 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
This is the last of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Evernote, quite simply, is a place to put electronic...
23 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, 5 comments
This is the fourth of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Simply put, Logmein is an online service that allows...
22 August 2012, by , in Random Thoughts, No comments
This is the third of five blog posts on my favorite technologies. Since opening my consulting business over a decade ago,...
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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
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