Call Us! +61 2 9431 8600

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Is your association ready for the upcoming privacy law changes?

If you’ve been reading the biz news or scrolling through LinkedIn lately you will be aware that the Privacy Act is changing in 2018. What you may not know is how this is likely to affect your association. Here is a summary of the changes to the Act and an overview on what the implications…

Read More

Can we talk about millennials?

Can we talk about millennials? I know, I know, everyone keeps talking about millennials but if you have 2 minutes to spare I have a slightly different take on the whole ‘we must engage millennials’ pandemic sweeping the association and NFP sector. We should stop trying. Well sort of. In essence, the question being asked…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Financial reserves: too much, too little or just right?

By Andrew Egri, Lawyer; Mills Oakley   Directors of not-for-profit organisations are well aware that the organisation’s reserves play an important role in its financial stability. Reserves allow an organisation to meet its ongoing financial commitments and continue to provide services. There are obvious issues that arise from an organisation not having sufficient reserves. However,…

Read More

The Association Specialists expands into Asia Pacific with new Singapore office

Leading Australian Association Management provider responds to demand   Singapore, 14 March 2017, Australian Association Management Company The Association Specialists (TAS) has launched its first international office in Singapore. Aiming to provide best practice skills and services to the Asia-Pacific Association sector, the expansion follows a rapid period of growth for TAS and an increased…

Read More

Australasian College of Dermatologists: TAS Case Study

In 2016 TAS worked with the Australasian College of Dermatologists to deliver their ASM in Perth, held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. The College had previously managed their annual meeting internally and were looking for new and innovative initiatives to attract new and returning delegates. As the use of a PCO was new…

Read More