Your Vote Counts! ASAE Releases Data Standards Draft

The ASAE Data Standards Task Force announced the release of a draft standard for expressing constituent records in XML. This standard will serve as a core for expanding into other data representations.

This first set of standards is absolutely critical for establishing industry-wide standards that all of the AMS vendors and other technology partners can adhere to. These standards will go a long way to making integrations from AMS packages to websites to other third-party services (think job banks, online registration, and grass roots).

So go to and review the standards, and provide ASAE with feedback.

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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