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Content is king

By Admin | September 13, 2017

The most common reason for dwindling conference success is a lack of high quality content and innovative delivery.  People attend conferences for two main reasons – to learn and to network. When we meet prospective clients, talk to current clients and peers, read articles it is apparent that if anything can generate increasing attendance it…

New laws to prevent excessive credit card fees – how does it affect you?

By Admin | September 13, 2017

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…

What You Need to Know about Webinars, Webcasts and How / Why they Work

By Admin | June 27, 2017

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…

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

By Admin | March 20, 2017

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,…

The Association Specialists expands into Asia Pacific with new Singapore office

By Admin | March 14, 2017

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…

Australasian College of Dermatologists: TAS Case Study

By Admin | February 8, 2017

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…

GUEST POST: Phil Preston discusses internal versus external facilitation

By Admin | April 6, 2016

Phil Preston is CEO, the Collaborative Advantage, and a professional facilitator. It’s likely that you run sessions where a facilitator is required, such as strategy off-sites, forums at events or difficult meetings with stakeholders. What factors should you consider when weighing up an internal versus external facilitator? The primary reason for appointing a facilitator is…

Guest Post: The Future of associations – by Omer Soker

By Admin | March 24, 2016

OMER SOKER, COMMERCIAL TURNAROUND EXECUTIVE AND EXPERIENCED ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL LOOKS INTO THE FUTURE TO SEE WHAT IT HOLDS FOR ASSOCIATIONS This article was originally published on http://www.ethicsofsuccess.com.au/ Commerce is a force to create prosperity. The best corporate sector companies excel at this with efficient governance and operational systems supporting assertive commercial strategies to deliver growth,…

What are the challenges of sports club management compared with an association?

By Admin | March 24, 2016

Spotlight on: Lane Cove Football Club Certain words dominate the client names of TAS’ clients: Society, Institute, Council, Association and so on. But there is another form of organisation that isn’t quite as common – but is just as valid: the Club. More specifically, the Lane Cove Football Club (LCFC). By definition, an association is…

Guest Post: What Business are you really in? A Lime Paper by 360 Live Media’s Don Neal

By Admin | January 27, 2016

WHAT BUSINESS ARE YOU REALLY IN? A LIME PAPER™ BY DON NEAL, FOUNDER & CEO OF 360 LIVE MEDIA This article was originally published on http://360livemedia.com/whatsnext/ To sustain success in business and in life, you must constantly consider new perspectives. If you look at your association’s business model through a new lens, you may discover…