About Us

Founded by association execs who got tired of technology getting in their way.

Founded by association execs who got tired of technology getting in their way.

501Works, the makers of Software Mage, set out to reimagine how association technology could be more useful and effective for association staff. We focus on developing products and solutions that unlock the full potential of leading software tools creating more choices for associations and their members. The result? Technology that works harder and smarter for you.

Software Mage is our latest tool that helps you navigate the AMS/CRM selection process, gather requirements, draft your RFP, and evaluate vendor responses.  We have baked in more than 20 years of industry experience and dozens of implementations to take the guesswork out of picking the best platform to meet YOUR needs.

RFP Builder for AMS or CRM
Software Mage Mobile IT solutions for associations

Who is Software Mage?

We Create IT Solutions for Associations

Our senior staff brings decades of direct association experience as vendors, consultants, and employees giving us the ability to understand the diverse nature of association business processes and systems.  We design, build, and implement many complex business solutions and integrations, and we possess a unique perspective and experience to take you through the important steps necessary to make an informed and targeted AMS selection.

James Marquis​:

James Marquis

James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. James possesses excellent communications skills allowing him to function as a trainer, technology evangelist and to bridge the divide which frequently exists between functional business units and information technology specialists. Coupled with his ability to deep-dive into technology, these key skills allow James to operate across department lines and organizational levels to better integrate technology with the strategic and tactical needs of an organization.

Kim Grever​

Kim Grever

With more than 25 years of experience in trade and professional organizations and consulting firms, Kim has helped associations grow member recruitment and retention as well as marketing and member engagement. She has extensive experience with user experience and education programs, and deep expertise with technology solutions such as AMS, learning management systems, and online communities. Kim also has a proven background in maximizing limited resources and the power of teams with her excellent cat-herding skills (otherwise know as project management).

Donna Teabo​

Donna Teabo

Donna has vast experience in helping small-to-medium businesses make the most of technology, thanks to 20+ years in customer service and support for software and managed services companies. Donna knows the ins and outs of mission-critical IT infrastructure and software environments — as well as how to help people leverage tech to be more effective, every day.

Jim Faris​

Jim Faris

Jim is he creative lead on design, UI, and UX. With over 20 years of experience designing and developing web and marketing projects for large agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses, Jim brings a history of successful design and development projects that have won him many awards including Clio, Mimic, and Hatch awards for design, development, and writing. When not in front of a computer, you can find him onstage playing the upright bass, in art studios paining, or out on his Vespa…when the kids aren’t climbing on his head.