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Is Anyone Opening This?

We have some quick and easy time-tested ways to increase your email open rates! Open rate for emails is still an incredibly useful statistic to gather engagement and influence on your membership base. Some tech names like Whatagraph and Mailchimp have put time into compiling statistics meaning we don’t have to! So here are some…

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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…

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Bitesized Summary of the Managing Conflicts of Interest Guide by the ACNC

Associations can be complex organisations, and like anything involving us human beings they can have messy, chaotic, problematic personalities. Thus, conflicts of interest are an often-encountered fact of doing business, which, if left unmanaged can grow into serious problems. To help busy board members, directors, governors, trustees and responsible persons understand exactly what conflicts of…

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Incorporated Association or Company Limited by Guarantee

When starting a Not-for-profit organisation understanding the various structures and choosing the optimal one for your needs can be a difficult and confusing process. The following document aims to summarise the advantages and differences between the two most popular structures- incorporated associations and companies limited by guarantee.   What is an Incorporated Association? It is…

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What’s Hot in the Association Conference Sector in 2018?

It’s been a busy 12 months of conferences and the TAS team have enjoyed a diverse array of events this year. From colleges honouring ancient traditions to emergency medics taking over a big top, 2017 has been all about engagement and, as these top trends for 2018 show, it’s a theme that is set to…

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How to resource and run an effective Organising Committee

There are several elements that help make an event great. The vision, the marketing, the content and the execution. Often these elements are broken into separate entities and become the responsibilities of different parties. There is however one constant that sits across the entire event, the Organising Committee. It is not hard to see therefore,…

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New laws to prevent excessive credit card fees – how does it affect you?

With effect from 1st September, excessive surcharges on credit cards are now illegal to ALL Australian businesses. The ban announced last year, which was already in place for large corporations, is now nationwide. Whilst airlines and ticketing agencies were identified as significant offenders, any company that takes payment via credit card is now subject to…

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What You Need to Know about Webinars, Webcasts and How / Why they Work

It’s easier than ever to engage members face to face regardless of geographic challenges and Associations are taking note.   At TAS we now provide Association Management Services to more than 50 associations. Of course, no single association is the same but many of the challenges they face are. Common concerns include attracting millennials, providing…

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Hot trends for NFP conferences in 2016 and beyond

Francesca Roland looks at conference trends for 2016 As we wrap up another year of successful conferences, it’s time to stop, reflect, learn and look to the future of events and conferences – specifically in the Not-for-Profit sector.  The conferencing and events market is a cluttered space, with multiple associations, societies, colleges and organisations seeking…

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Give Your Sponsorship Strategy An Unfair Advantage

By Abby Clemence, Infinity Sponsorship Abby Clemence, Managing Director of Infinity Sponsorship (a national sponsorship consultancy) discusses eight tips to cover when planning your sponsorship approach in 2015, based on her most current research and work matching non-profits and sponsors together over the last five years. Is your non-profit ready to engage corporate sponsors? ‘Every…

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