The mission of Associations Forum is 'bringing associations together to boost performance'. We are the leading organisation assisting associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances.
Established in 2004, Associations Forum is a commercial, member-based network of 600 associations, charities, clubs, societies and other not-for-profit organisations. Since our foundation, we have provided assistance to hundreds of associations and charities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa and other nations.
To improve structures, attain higher performance and make the most of opportunities, we assist management and Boards of:
- Professional Associations
- Industry Bodies
- Clubs and Guilds
- Special Cause Groups
We also share knowledge and best practice within the association and charities sector through a range of educational events and services.
Associations Forum provides information, advice and training to the management and boards of not-for-profit organisations. We have expertise in board governance training, strategic planning, national/state structures and establishing new associations.
We deliver this knowledge by:
- Board or Staff Presentations to Gold Member associations and services to Silver Member associations
- Advice from being engaged for specific consulting projects
With 15 years in the association sector and over 100 years of combined experience among our consultants, Associations Forum has established a respected name in consulting throughout Australia and Asia. Our team of experienced consultants has helped hundreds of associations and charities by developing practical tailor-made solutions.
By joining Associations Forum, Australia’s premier network of associations, your industry, profession or special cause organisation will benefit from advice, knowledge and networking.
Just as your organisation strengthens its members and community, Associations Forum will provide you with the essential tools, resources and solutions to enhance your association.
Your organisation’s membership enables ALL your staff & Directors to access membership benefits. Membership runs for 12 months from the join date.
You can read about the 21 benefits of joining Associations Forum here >>
If you would like to discuss becoming a member, please contact the team on (02) 9904 8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Kathy Nguyen recently facilitated an excellent and highly informative training session around Board Governance for the APPA Board. Kathy had obviously taken time to research and build her understanding around the unique nature of our association and used this work, together with her considerable association knowledge and professional experience, to ensure the session was clearly focussed and the benefit maximised for attendees."Graeme Feeney, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Primary Principals Association
“The new constitution provides a strong foundation from which UITPANZ can continue to serve the members and champion our mission of sustainable urban mobility. The Board is appreciative of the work of the Governance Committee with guidance from Kathy Nguyen, Associations Forum.”Michelle Batsas, Executive Director , UITP Australia New Zealand
"It is less than a year since we became members of the Associations Forum and already I have seen the benefits our membership has brought to the organisation. The resources available have been invaluable in saving time and energy that can be more productively focussed on other priorities rather than on reinventing the wheel. The Board training and Board evaluation provided through Associations Forum highlighted our strengths and helped us identify a few areas we need to address to improve our governance. The networking and learning opportunities have been invaluable to me as CEO. I only wish we had made the choice to become members earlier."
Cheryl Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Spiritual Health Organisation