You're not special (when it comes to data management)

I don’t mean to sound harsh, but the truth is, when it comes to data management, your association is probably a lot like most other associations. You probably manage membership, meetings, committees, product sales, and so on.

And what this means is, there is probably an off-the-shelf association management software (AMS) system that can support the data you have to manage. (Click here to find a whole list of these products.)

I’ve written before about how associations should NOT be in the business of developing their own software. That’s because for the vast majority of associations, an off-the-shelf system is the better choice. Because, let’s face it, you’re not special (when it comes to data management!).

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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