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TAS Thought Leadership- Finance Paper

By Admin | June 11, 2020

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…

TAS Thought Leadership Series- Membership Renewals

By Admin | May 1, 2020

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…

TAS Thought Leadership Series- What’s Next For Associations

By Admin | March 31, 2020

TAS Thought Leadership Series- Technology Paper.

By Admin | March 13, 2020

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.…

Board recruitment processes – is it time to change?

By Admin | December 17, 2019

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…

Strategic Board Series 2019 – That’s a Wrap

By Admin | December 17, 2019

Over 2019 the Strategic Board Series has grown to include events in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane with over 200 people from various associations in attendance.   SBS started with the goal of increasing awareness and providing a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among peers – the series has since become a must-attend event…

Post-event Surveys – Do’s and Don’ts

By Admin | July 18, 2019

Nearly every Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) will send a survey to confirmed attendees, sponsors and exhibitors post-conference. It is important to gain insights into how the event was received, but often we struggle to collect meaningful information and data. A key issue is asking closed questions relating to specific aspects of the conference. These could…

Minute Taking – Best Practice

By Admin | July 18, 2019

Minute taking and its significance in corporate and non-for-profit entities has been highlighted through the recent Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. As a basic yet crucial aspect of administration for businesses of all kinds, there has typically been a lack of attention paid to how it should…

The Association Specialists Expand into Vibrant Melbourne

By Admin | May 7, 2019

Media Release: 6 May 2019 Acquiring two expert Association Management businesses in Melbourne, The Association Specialists add expertise and infrastructure to service the local market The Association Specialists (TAS) are fast becoming Australia’s leading provider of association management services, having secured two Melbourne based businesses, expanding their footprint and strengthening their expert team locally. Earlier…

Associations Leading Ladies – Christine Pope

By Admin | April 30, 2019

For this second part in our ‘Associations Leading Ladies’ series, I had the opportunity to ask Christine Pope a few questions and pick her brain on the topics of leadership, association management and her early inspirations. Christine Pope Non-Executive Director and Treasurer, Australian Traditional Medicine Society Christine is an experienced natural medicine professional who is…