New Book Released!

I’m very pleased to announce the release of my new book, Putting Your Data to Work: 52 Tips and Techniques for Effectively Managing Your Database, published by ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership.

For those who read the book, I’d love to get your feedback on what’s working and what’s missing. Since it’s an e-book, it can be updated relatively easily.

The book is available immediately in e-book form and will be available within two weeks in printed form (though you can pre-order it now). You can order from my site or ASAE’s website (printed or e-book).

The book is a collection of tips and techniques I’ve collected from working with dozens of associations on their data management systems. This book will be equally useful to CEOs and front-line database managers, as it explores a range of issues from data management philosophy to day-to-day database management.

Among the practical advice found in the book:

•    Banish data redundancy–and its ugly aftermath.

•    Seek and destroy shadow databases.

•    Test early. Test often.

•    Pursue success, not perfection.

•    Open the database–once and for all.

•    Query your database. Use the answers to refine strategy.

Again, you can order from my site or ASAE’s website (printed or e-book).

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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