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Cyberattacks on the rise

As we become totally operational in the digital sphere, cyber security and cyber risk mitigation has never been more prevalent as it is today. In 2018, the direct cost associated with cybersecurity for Australian business was $29billion per annum. Associations and small businesses can sometimes lack the resources required to implement a dedicated IT department…

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(DIN) Director Identification Number – What you need to know

The Australian Government has passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019 (Cth). This Act introduces a new requirement under the Corporations Act 2001 that all Australian directors obtain and hold a unique Director Identification Number (DIN) issued and administered by ASIC. Current legislation does not require ASIC to verify the…

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Credible content… is your association, protected and informed?

As associations and societies are providing more and more content and need to be seen as the credible source, what are you doing to ensure your brand is protected? What controls do you have in place to make sure your speakers / presenters are delivering credible content and are not making comments that might harm…

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TAS Thought Leadership- Finance Paper

As associations wrap-up their financial year to 30th June 2020 and the ongoing uncertainty from theCOVID-19 pandemic continues to leave many associations unsure of their immediate outcomes, thefocus of the Board on financial management is of even greater importance than normal. This paperaims to provide some guidelines for where Boards should focus their thinking and…

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TAS Thought Leadership Series- Membership Renewals

As we near the end of the financial year 2019/2020, many associations are preparing to launch their annual membership renewal campaign. Typically, this has been a roll-out of much of the same messaging and strategies of previous years, but the unwelcome appearance of COVID-19 means this must change for 2020/2021. In particular, our advice for…

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TAS Thought Leadership Series- Technology Paper.

The impact of COVID-19 has changed the meeting and event sector across organisations, associations, communities and workplaces. Gatherings for the most part have been cancelled or postponed and we are all looking for alternative solutions for our day to day business practices, connecting with our members, engaging with our board and replacing larger scale meetings.…

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Board recruitment processes – is it time to change?

f ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’ -Albert Einstein Due to the ever-changing nature of governance, it is essential that the board of your association remains fit-for-purpose as times change. Having a board of appropriately qualified individuals with a keen focus on setting and achieving…

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Strategic Board Series 2019 – That’s a Wrap

Over 2019 the Strategic Board Series has grown to include events in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane with over 200 people from various associations in attendance.   SBS started with the goal of increasing awareness and providing a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among peers – the series has since become a must-attend event…

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Post-event Surveys – Do’s and Don’ts

Nearly every Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) will send a survey to confirmed attendees, sponsors and exhibitors post-conference. It is important to gain insights into how the event was received, but often we struggle to collect meaningful information and data. A key issue is asking closed questions relating to specific aspects of the conference. These could…

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Minute Taking – Best Practice

Minute taking and its significance in corporate and non-for-profit entities has been highlighted through the recent Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. As a basic yet crucial aspect of administration for businesses of all kinds, there has typically been a lack of attention paid to how it should…

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The Association Specialists Expand into Vibrant Melbourne

Media Release: 6 May 2019 Acquiring two expert Association Management businesses in Melbourne, The Association Specialists add expertise and infrastructure to service the local market The Association Specialists (TAS) are fast becoming Australia’s leading provider of association management services, having secured two Melbourne based businesses, expanding their footprint and strengthening their expert team locally. Earlier…

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Associations Leading Ladies – Christine Pope

For this second part in our ‘Associations Leading Ladies’ series, I had the opportunity to ask Christine Pope a few questions and pick her brain on the topics of leadership, association management and her early inspirations. Christine Pope Non-Executive Director and Treasurer, Australian Traditional Medicine Society Christine is an experienced natural medicine professional who is…

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Your Guide to Not-for-Profit Governance

Express 2-Hour Governance Board Education Course Due to the ever-changing complexity of the legal framework in the Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector, it is necessary for officers, directors and those who interact with Boards to stay relevant and up-to-date with current regulations. To help facilitate this, The Association Specialists collaborated with the Governance Institute of Australia to…

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