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Duty of Care, Events and Covid-19

As a general rule hosts of conferences, meetings and events have not been overly concerned that they may have people attending their events with a multitude of afflictions including the common cold, sore throats, coughs and even influenza.  It has been a known and to a large extent accepted fact that when people meet in…

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COVID-19 Government Assistance for Business – Handy Links

Business.gov.au has one handy webpage with links for all COVID-19 related financial assistance for businesses in all states and territories. If you need to check business support grants, hardship schemes, disaster payments or other funding measures in your state, visit Business.gov.au COVID-19 financial support for small business webpage. Information, eligibility and types of available aid are…

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Director ID Applications open November 2021 – Are you ready?

Further to our updates regarding the Director Identification Numbers, current Australian directors will now have one year to apply for their unique director identification number. Non-compliance can see $1.1 million in fines. The Australian Tax Office has just launched its Australian Business Registry Services website, enabling directors to now apply for their ID when applications…

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Does your For Purpose Organisation have a Cyber Security Policy?

Cyber security has never been more prevalent than it is today with a large majority of the workforce working remotely. Does your For Purpose organization have a cyber policy or had a cyber risk assessment? Below are some considerations when implementing a cyber security policy; 1. Set password requirements Your cyber security policy should explain:…

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Industry Recognition – Top 5

The Association Specialists has recently been recognized by Spice Magazine as one of the top 5 best event management companies in Australia. Spice Magazine is the go-to news source for the events industry and each year they recognize the best service providers and suppliers in the events industry, as voted by their readers. “It was…

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Helping your Board operate more effectively

The Not-for-Profit (NFP) sector is large and diverse and operates within a complex legal and regulatory framework. The duties of officers, directors and boards of NFP organisations are many and varied. The AssociationSpecialists (TAS) are proud to partner with Governance Institute of Australia to offer our clients access anddiscounted rates for leading governance training, to…

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Diversity On Boards – Client Conversations with ASEG

ASEG have been clients with TAS since 2014. In those 7 years, ASEG has gone from strength to strength. Kate Robertson shares some insights into her time with ASEG and advice on encouraging other societies and for purpose organisations to diversify their boards. Volunteering for the ASEG has been an incredibly rewarding experience. There are so many benefits, but…

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$25,000 ON OFFER FOR KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT BUSINESS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA

Business Events Perth is offering up to $25,000 to help secure extraordinary keynote speakers for national business events anywhere in Australia. For a limited time, Western Australia’s convention bureau is offering a cash incentive to help business event planners lock in an outstanding headline speaker and in turn boost registrations for their 2021 or 2022…

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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 18-19 October 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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