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Upcoming Events

Using social media - including during a crisis (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 7 July 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Zara Bryan, Marketing & Communications Manager, Associations Forum

Social media is an essential tool when connecting with your association’s members and others in your sector. Among other things, social media provides general information and advertises your events and partners. Understanding options and knowing the most effective channels assists you to reach optimal engagement. During this 1-hour online discussion we will talk about: the use of social media as an effective tool for engagement enhancing communities and events through social media diversifying…

Revitalising and relaunching events (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum

As restrictions surrounding gatherings, meeting places and social interactions begin to be lifted, associations need to put into effect steps to protect their attendees. This 1-hour online discussion will cover: what restrictions will apply to association events how interaction may be restructured the future step necessary for regrowth of attendance PRESENTER Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum Alexandra is responsible for creating and managing the content and programming…

Associations as trainers & Learning Management Systems (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum, Wendy Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hand Therapy Association, Seema Parekh, Learning & Accreditation Manager, Resolution Institute and Scott Martin, General Manager of Membership, Institute of Managers & Leaders

Associations are ideally placed to educate their members and aspirants seeking to enter their profession or sector. This 1-hour webinar will address: Factors that make an association suitable to offer training Why significant training is more than a series of webinars Utilising learning design and Learning Management Systems technology PRESENTER John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum John is one of Australia’s most experienced advisors to associations and charities and…

10 perennial problems with associations - and external reviews as a solution (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Adrian Hart, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

Associations perform a vital role yet their nature leads to some familiar problems. Based on the experience of Associations Forum, 10 perennial problems have been identified which can be avoided or addressed in the areas of: Governance, constitutions and culture Staffing, finance and technology Services offered, promotions and member engagement This presentation will also show the value an independent review can provide to remedy these difficulties. PRESENTER Adrian Hart, Manager - Client…

Association finances - and how relevant is the role of Treasurer? (Webinar)

Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: John Peacock, Chief Executive Officer, Associations Forum

Whilst all associations have been significantly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, most will survive due to financial reserves and not being in debt. However, hard decisions will need to be made in uncertain times. This 1-hour webinar will consider: revenue reality: the importance of existing financial reserves and loss of event income from COVID-19 accounting fundamental: how well are they understood by Board and management? financial management: who manages finances in volunteer or staffed associations…

Board Roles and Responsibilities Workshop (Online)

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Kathy Nguyen, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum & Denys Correll, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

Undertaking the role of Director or Councillor within an association Board is a considerable yet manageable responsibility. This workshop will look at the legal framework for associations under the Corporations Act, state and territory Associations Act and the ACNC Act, Board roles and responsibilities under the common law and statute, plus best practice on the role of being a director. This will be a practical session based on extensive experience of association governance. Questions are welcome…

Member engagement strategies for 2020/21 (Teleconference)

Date: Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenter: Alexandra Larach, Events Manager, Associations Forum & Claire Bell, Membership Engagement Manager

The pandemic has caused many associations to revisit their strategies for engaging with their members. In some cases, the crisis has actually caused an improvement in their engagement leading to more contact with their members than before. This 1-hour online discussion will address the following points: engagement throughout the year - not just at renewal or conference registration time engagement methods for your members - telephone, zoom and even face-to-face the need for a good database as…

2020 Association Membership Summit

Date: Monday, 24 August 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members are at the core of associations. A healthy membership leads to a vital organisation, yet even strong associations need to keep up-to-date on how to recruit, retain and engage members. The Association Membership Summit will explore how to boost member satisfaction and create a member-centric strategy for your association.

Associations Forum National Conference 2020

Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020 - Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane   

Hundreds of senior executives, Board members, and experts in their field will gather to lead discussions on the key issues affecting the associations, charities and not-for-profit sector.

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