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Association Management Systems

By Admin | May 31, 2018

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 pitfalls…

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…

Is your association ready for the upcoming privacy law changes?

By Admin | November 8, 2017

If you’ve been reading the biz news or scrolling through LinkedIn lately you will be aware that the Privacy Act is changing in 2018. What you may not know is how this is likely to affect your association. Here is a summary of the changes to the Act and an overview on what the implications…

Can we talk about millennials?

By Admin | October 11, 2017

Can we talk about millennials? I know, I know, everyone keeps talking about millennials but if you have 2 minutes to spare I have a slightly different take on the whole ‘we must engage millennials’ pandemic sweeping the association and NFP sector. We should stop trying. Well sort of. In essence, the question being asked…

How to resource and run an effective Organising Committee

By Admin | September 13, 2017

There are several elements that help make an event great. The vision, the marketing, the content and the execution. Often these elements are broken into separate entities and become the responsibilities of different parties. There is however one constant that sits across the entire event, the Organising Committee. It is not hard to see therefore,…