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Association Management

Making it easier for members to say yes

To further assist your membership renewals, we have listed a multitude of member benefits that your association may find beneficial. Most of these can be implemented immediately with minimal cost, adding value to members’ and thus encouraging a higher rate of renewals. Online discussion forums Provide commercial arrangements Mentoring program CPD Offer grants to assist…

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How NFP Governance is changing in Australia

Mills Oakley hosted a recent seminar on How NFP Governance is changing in Australia. We have included a recording of the seminar, however have also listed some key take aways below; Key Changes in Governance The growing importance of organizational culture; The shift to customer -centricity The need to consider other stakeholders’interests Increasing risks to…

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Insurance – Are you adequately covered for next year?

With the ever evolving landscape of insurance at the moment, in conjunction with BMS we have highlighted some insurance requirements below to assist you at insurance renewal time.  Association Liability Insurance Designed specifically to protect non-profit organisations from claims alleging management negligence, rather than those involving BI or PD. Management Liability and Company Reimbursement Entity…

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Retaining members in 2022 – key things to consider

With COVID uncertainty still at play, Associations need to stay relevant and must be proactively communicating and engaging with their members. Associations will need to work hard to retain existing members and work extremely hard to acquire new ones. In the lead up to membership renewals, it is paramount that Boards reconsider their value proposition,…

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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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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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Associations Leading Ladies – Elizabeth Skirving

This year for International Women’s Day we approached some of the amazing female leaders within the association industry to ask for their thoughts on what it means to be a leader and wear the responsibility of managing an association in this day and age. This will be the first article of a continuing series featuring…

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Are you paying a fair fee?

“No matter how you spin it, there’s something seriously smelly about an industry that survives on kickbacks and commissions. Claiming you act for your client but getting paid by people who want you to flog products to that client, is the sort of behavior that is rightly seen as corrupt.” Annette Sampson, Sydney Morning Herald…

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Membership: Back to the Drawing Board

We hear too regularly the difficulties of keeping members happy, engaged and coming back without asking the same question each year: ‘Why should I be a member of your Association?’ Now before we continue, it’s important to note that many associations are thriving off their current membership structures, and if so, don’t think we are…

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Security: How Protected is your Association?

The very public and recent data breach of an event application in the UK has brought the need to plan for potential data breaches. Whilst a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), organisation or company can take all steps possible to minimise security risks, in the current technological environment there is still the growing possibility of breaches…

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An Industry Innovator – Christine Pope

Recently nominated for the Third Sector Board Director of the year award, Christine Pope has defined herself as an innovative strategist and Board Director. Working with the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society (ATMS), Christine has played a pivotal role in increasing membership engagement and retention, the implementation of a radically successful marketing plan and an extremely successful …

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But You Just Arrived?

Mistakes to Avoid During Membership On-Boarding With the recent hosting of our Strategic Board Series we have noticed the never-ending problems associated with membership. How do we keep people interested? How do we attract new members? We have some handy tips included here to stop your organisation from losing your members as soon as you…

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