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Guest Post: The Art of Mentoring’s Melissa Richardson discusses the benefits of Association Mentoring Programs

By Admin | November 4, 2015

The Benefits of Association Mentoring Programs Most organisations innately understand that a structured mentoring program is a good idea. But some find it difficult to turn that intuition into an economically convincing business case. This article puts a finger on exactly why a structured mentoring program makes real business sense for associations. But first, what…

Guest Post: Aon’s Chris Ristevski highlights the top 5 considerations for Associations when thinking about insurance and risk management

By Admin | October 8, 2015

Working for an industry Association can be a minefield of balancing what is in the best interests of the membership versus being confronted with limited resources. One of the resulting casualties can often be not having enough time or resources to focus on risk management or mitigation. Based on our 25+ years working in this…

Ben Williams examines the role of the Company Secretary and how TAS can add value

By Admin | August 5, 2015

The Role of Company Secretary The Corporations Act requires every public company, whether listed or unlisted, to have an appointed Company Secretary. The directors appoint the company secretary, who must be at least 18 years old and if a company has only 1 company secretary, they must ordinarily reside in Australia. The company secretary is…

Give Your Sponsorship Strategy An Unfair Advantage

By Admin | February 12, 2015

By Abby Clemence, Infinity Sponsorship Abby Clemence, Managing Director of Infinity Sponsorship (a national sponsorship consultancy) discusses eight tips to cover when planning your sponsorship approach in 2015, based on her most current research and work matching non-profits and sponsors together over the last five years. Is your non-profit ready to engage corporate sponsors? ‘Every…

What is the Price of Professionalism?

By Admin | January 21, 2015

The Association Specialists has taken a very public stance against the practice of accepting rebates and commissions from third-party suppliers (such as insurance brokers, printers, venues, audio visual suppliers etc.).  We feel that this practice may be perceived to prejudice our ability to work on behalf of our clients, in their best interests. The article below…

LCANZ 2015 ‘More than Milk’ Breastfeeding Conference

By admin | January 10, 2015

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Reviewing Your Constitution – Food for Thought

By Admin | November 27, 2014

By Vera Visevic   Your constitution (or sometimes referred to as your governing rules or charter) is the document that governs how your Not-for-Profit (NFP) organisation operates. It is a legal document — a contract — and its terms must be complied with at all times. Importance of your constitution Your constitution must comply with…

Improving Your Board’s Productivity and Performance with Neuroscience

By Admin | October 30, 2014

By Belinda Cohen, 14 October 2014  Productive meetings are central to board effectiveness and Director satisfaction. Productivity in a board context is not just about efficiency. It should also be demonstrated through the value add the board delivers. High-performing boards know that unproductive meetings waste time and money and can adversely impact decision-making. In the…

Case Study: Stroke 2012

By admin | August 19, 2013

NAME: STROKE 2012 Conference EVENT TYPE: Combined Annual Conference CLIENT: Stroke Society of Australasia & SMART STROKES BY: The Association Specialists VENUE: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre PAX: Approx. 900 BUDGET: Undisclosed Event Overview: The Association Specialists have been working with the Stroke Society of Australasia and SMART STROKES over several years to produce memorable,…

The Association Specialists Acquires AMSA Clients

By admin | August 8, 2012

The Association Specialists continues its growth trajectory with the addition of three new clients to its portfolio. The Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ), The National Coalition of Public Pathology (NCOPP) and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (South Pacific Area) have all moved their secretariat from Association Management Services Australia (AMSA) following the closure of that business.