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Category: Research
17 January 2017, by , in Research, No comments
I'm conducting a brief survey on association's opinions of their current AMS. I've already got over 100 participants and I'd...
27 January 2016, by , in Research, No comments
The results from SCIPP International's recent survey of association's data breach preparedness are now available on SCIPP's website by clicking...
17 September 2015, by , in Research, No comments
My good friends at Tagoras Consulting are working on their latest Association Learning + Technology report. But they need input...
3 September 2013, 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....
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....
If you haven't already, you should download and read Marketing General's 2012 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report, which you can request...
18 October 2011, by , in AMS Vendors, Research, 1 comment
A recent article at destinationCRM.com discusses research from AMI-Partners that suggests that the software-as-a-service (SaaS) CRM market is set to undergo...
1 March 2010, by , in Research, No comments
David Gammel has a nice post on the results of our Snowpocalypse Survey. Click here to see that post. As David notes,...
I've posted a new white paper on my website, entitled “Nine Keys to Long Term Success of Your Association Management...
17 February 2009, by , in Data Management, Research, No comments
In the January 26, 2009, issue of InformationWeek magazine, the cover story is about "vendor satisfaction." They surveyed some 345...

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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