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Avectra recently released version 2.0 of netFORUM and several of their existing clients are now working through the process of...
While attending the TAUG meeting a few weeks back, I heard Tom Brantigan use this phrase (which I'd heard before...
Just saw a posting on the ASAE technology listserver advertising for a "Director position in the CRM and Decision Support...
We're approaching the end of the first decade of the 21st century and it seems some organizations still haven't grasped...
I recently sat in a demo for ISSI's IMPAK software. I've been working with ISSI since 2002. I've always said...
A vendor asked me the following: "What are the top 5 most useful or most valuable reports that you've seen...
ARC Solutions is a small but growing AMS provider located in Washington, DC. One of my clients purchased their original...
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I read an interesting report from CSO Insights. The report is a study on premise-based CRM products (e.g., Siebel, Oracle)...
I recently renewed my directory listing in ASAE's Technology Solutions Guide. The renewal has a fee attached to it. I...
Protech held their first annual users group conference last week in DC. I thought it was a pretty good effort,...

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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