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According to Wikipedia, the SMART mnemonic was developed by George T. Doran in 1981. I was first exposed to it...
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I believe understanding and measuring member engagement is not a fad; it’s a critical part of every association’s long-term survival...
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One of the most common requests I hear from my clients is that they want to be able to easily...
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Within the association community, there is always buzz around something. For the past several years, the buzz was “big data.”...
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Amazon.com is easily my favorite place to shop online. Everything about the experience there is top-notch. Of course, any of us...
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In last month’s newsletter, I discussed the Cycle of Doom, which I see repeated too often at many associations. But there...
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I’ve posted a new article on my website. In Christianity there is a commonly known list of “seven deadly sins,” which as...
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I’ve posted a new article on my website. Over the past 15 years of my consulting work, I’ve had the opportunity to...
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I’ve posted a new article on my website. The best consultants don’t just supply answers, they ask the right questions. Here are...
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I’ve posted a new article on my website. As the title of this article suggests, there is a difference between data management...

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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