I've said it before, but it bears repeating…

Working in a homegrown system is malpractice. (Click here to read why.)

I continue to marvel at the number of associations I encounter that are still using homegrown software (or worse yet, Excel spreadsheets) to manage all of their association’s data. There is a large number of association management software systems now available (see here for a list, and even my list isn’t complete). Several of these products are available for less than $10,000 annually. Regardless of the size of your association, you should be able to afford $10,000 annually to manage all of your association data in one system. If not, you may have greater issues!

If you’re still stuck with a homegrown system, take advantage of my remote consulting (click here) and let me help you find a system that can manage your data more effectively and more efficiently.

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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