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Is Anyone Opening This?

By Admin | September 14, 2018

We have some quick and easy time-tested ways to increase your email open rates! Open rate for emails is still an incredibly useful statistic to gather engagement and influence on your membership base. Some tech names like Whatagraph and Mailchimp have put time into compiling statistics meaning we don’t have to! So here are some…

Connect: Social Media

By Admin | September 14, 2018

Feeling lost on Social Media? We’re here to tell you it’s not THAT bad (or hard!). As noted by Pam Neely from Whatagraph, “Not all social media followers are created equally”. But what did she mean by that? Is it a reference to George Orwell and some brash socialist discourse? Probably not. What she meant…

But You Just Arrived?

By Admin | September 14, 2018

Mistakes to Avoid During Membership On-Boarding With the recent hosting of our Strategic Board Series we have noticed the never-ending problems associated with membership. How do we keep people interested? How do we attract new members? We have some handy tips included here to stop your organisation from losing your members as soon as you…

Are you likely to lose your website?

By Admin | August 1, 2018

How to ensure that your website is safely under your control Getting a website up and running is a big job and involves a lot of individuals with their fingers in the proverbial pie, from web developers to domain name registrars, board members to website hosting companies. As with any process this large, the chance…

Using social media to generate a buzz for your event

By Admin | July 31, 2018

By Mel Kettle, Social Media Expert for Associations Quite a few event organisers I’ve been speaking with have shared how much more difficult it is to get people to register these days. There are so many options these days, so you really want your event to stand out. Social media can be a great help…

Why events are a powerful marketing and business development tool for sponsors

By Admin | July 31, 2018

By Richard Woodward Events are a powerful marketing and business development tool for engaging audiences, building brand awareness, communicating brand messages, engaging employees, building relationships, differentiating from your competition and driving sales. However you must ensure that your prospect fully understands the power of events as a medium —compared to other opportunities such as television,…

Are you affected by the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

By Admin | May 31, 2018

Board members are often involved in both their association and full time work, and it can often be difficult to keep up to date with pertinent information on what is happening in the sector and what new policies might affect your organisation. Therefore, we have written this guide to help summarise the new EU General…

Association Management Systems Paper – April 2018

By Admin | May 31, 2018

Introduction: Over the past 10 years The Association Specialists has been involved with some 100+ associations.  During this time, we have witnessed many different methodologies and approaches undertaken by these associations in regard to Association Management Systems.  We thought it might be both of interest and useful to highlight our major considerations and the potential…

Privacy Policy

By Admin | May 31, 2018

The Association Specialists is committed to upholding your privacy as a valued client, prospective client, stakeholder or user of the The Association Specialists services.  As a client-based organisation, its business operations include collecting, storing, processing and transacting data relating to its clients and prospective clients. The Australian Specialists operates globally and has in place, general…

Conference Convenor – Duty of Care

By Admin | May 24, 2018

Whilst we acknowledge that conference committees are generally made up of volunteers motivated to provide benefits to members and third parties, the committee members need to be aware that they have an underlying duty of care to the organisation and members they are representing. Failure to meet the necessary duty of care could in extreme…