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 a quarter century, 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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