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26 August 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
I've added two new articles to my website: Improvement by Subtraction and Another Missive from the Trenches. To get these articles...
29 July 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
I've written elsewhere about the value of data integrity reports. But one of the most common complaints I hear from...
11 April 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
When considering the costs of your current data management system(s), you need to consider both direct costs (how much you...
14 March 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
When it comes to data management, most of us know what to do; we just don't do it. What is required...
I've written about this before, but apparently I have to keep repeating it. If you've got a "generic" email box...
3 January 2019, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
The new year brings new resolutions. May I suggest that one of your New Year's resolutions be the creation of...
11 December 2018, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
Here's the thing. With data management your data is either getting better or getting worse. There is no stasis. So which...
6 November 2017, by , in Uncategorized, No comments
  Consultants Unmasked! Join us on Tuesday, November 14 • 10:45 – 11:45am   This is your chance to ask ANYTHING to three successful...
21 February 2017, by , in New article, Uncategorized, No comments
You can find out here, in my latest article: What Associations Think of Their AMS Of course, if you’re already on...
I was completing an application online today for an organization I was joining. One of the required fields was "home phone."...

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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