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Making it easier for members to say yes

By Admin | May 31, 2021

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 forumsProvide commercial arrangementsMentoring programCPDOffer grants to assist your members in research…

How NFP Governance is changing in Australia

By Admin | May 25, 2021

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…

Insurance – Are you adequately covered for next year?

By Admin | May 24, 2021

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…

Retaining members in 2022 – key things to consider

By Admin | May 24, 2021

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,…

Come join us and Get Local!

By Admin | May 24, 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,…

What an exciting day for the Australia and New Zealand Tourism and Business Events Industry!

By Admin | April 19, 2021

Haere Mai, welcome back Australia! Today, the first flights are departing from Australia to New Zealand as part of quarantine-free travel between the two nations, and we couldn’t be more excited. This historic day means New Zealand can welcome you back for business events. Bringing your business event to New Zealand will allow organisations from…

Cyberattacks on the rise

By Admin | April 8, 2021

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…

The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director The Association Specialists appoint new Managing Director

By Admin | February 1, 2021

Nell Harrison has been appointed Managing Director of The Association Specialists (TAS) effective 1 January 2021. Passing the mantle is Francis Child, the owner of TAS, who will continue to play an important role in the business as Executive Chair. Francis Child, Executive Chair, TAS, is incredibly proud of the team’s dedication to upholding the…

(DIN) Director Identification Number – What you need to know

By Admin | January 29, 2021

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…

Credible content… is your association, protected and informed?

By Admin | December 16, 2020

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…