Just how important is your AMS?

It would seem, according to this recent article in Associations Now, that a properly functioning association management system is critical to the long-term success of an association.

The article features four case studies on associations that were near the brink of bankruptcy but were then turned around. You’ll note that in two of the four case studies, the leadership mentioned the importance of having a good association management system.

Your database and your data are the backbone and lifeblood of your organization. In fact, they’re so important, that neglecting them can contribute to the failure of your organization. Are you taking proper care of your system?

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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