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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…

Bitesized Summary of the Managing Conflicts of Interest Guide by the ACNC

By Admin | March 20, 2018

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…


Incorporated Association or Company Limited by Guarantee

By Admin | March 20, 2018

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…

Event Management

What’s Hot in the Association Conference Sector in 2018?

By Admin | January 10, 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…

Are you people crazy? Amy Lowe takes to the skies with client SAAA

By Admin | November 8, 2017

By Amy Lowe When I first learned I would be taking on a new client I was excited to dive right in and learn everything I could about them. As an Association Manager, we learn about new industries all the time, it’s interesting and varied, and generally, a lot of fun. The first thing I…