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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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Come join us and Get Local! New dates 24-25 August 2021

It’s time to start planning 2022 and beyond… The Association Specialists are proud to be partnering with Get Local, a national business events exhibition which will bring the business events industry together in a flexible and engaging format Get Local will showcase suppliers, destinations & product for meetings, events, conferences, incentives & group business travel across Australia,…

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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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