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21 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
Vinay Kumar of GRC Direct had a great post on one of the ASAE listservers a few weeks back about...
20 August 2007, by , in AMS Vendors, 4 comments
ARC Solutions is one of the many AMS vendors that I track (full disclosure: one of my clients uses them...
15 August 2007, by , in Rants and Kudos, 3 comments
Just got back from Chicago and the ASAE Annual Meeting. I think ASAE outdid themselves once again with this meeting....
10 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
I'm off to ASAE's Annual Meeting in Chicago. I serve on the ASAE Technology Section Council, so I'll be in...
9 August 2007, by , in Data Management, 1 comment
In the storage room of my house is a box from a printer that reads "Data Processing Forms." The picture...
A colleague of mine tells me that his hard drive on his laptop has crashed, and it's unlikely he'll be...
7 August 2007, by , in Rants and Kudos, 3 comments
I was on the phone today with a hotel, confirming my reservations. The reservations agent asked me for my name...
3 August 2007, by , in Data Management, 2 comments
After nearly 20 years of working with associations on their databases, I've come to one conclusion: No one loves their...
2 August 2007, by , in Data Management, No comments
I recently conducted an unscientific poll of my clients and contacts, asking them one simple question: What database issue are...
1 August 2007, by , in Data Management, 3 comments
I've been a long-time user of X1 Technologies desktop search (more here). There used to be a free version of...

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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