What is Associations Forum?
Associations Forum is the leading organisation assisting associations and charities in governance, operations, membership and finances. The mission of Associations Forum is 'bringing associations together to boost performance'.
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, reviewing and redrafting constitutions, national/state structures and establishing new associations and can be engaged for specific consulting projects.
Why should I join Associations Forum?
In addition to a range of benefits which will assist with the running of your organisation, membership will also allow you to become a part of a unique network within the associations and charities sector, which will provide you with opportunities to connect with and learn from your association peers.
Further, by joining Associations Forum your industry, profession or special cause organisation will benefit from our combined decades of association experience and knowledge.
What is included in membership?
Associations Forum has 23 Benefits in 2023 and offers three levels of membership - Bronze, Silver and Gold, designed to cater to your organisation's unique needs. To see all 23 of our Member Benefits in detail, click here.
BRONZE: 8 benefits to help set your organisation up for success from access to our Association Advice Helpline, participation in association-centric Special Interest Groups and access to a range of templates and guides to assist with the running of your organisation.
SILVER: 8 Bronze benefits + additional 8 benefits to measure how your success is tracking including our Financial Benchmarking Process and Board Evaluation Survey.
GOLD: 8 Bronze, 8 Silver benefits + additional selection of 1 Gold benefit, such as Board Governance Presentation, a Constitution Review or Effective Committees Presentation to provide all the regular benefits of Associations Forum membership with an additional service to help boost and refine your organisations processes. View the full range of Gold benefits here.
What level of membership is right for my organisation?
Unsure about what level of membership is right for your organisation? Email us with your association name, size, projects or challenges to speak to one of our advisors today about how best we can support your association.
Who can use the membership benefits?
Associations Forum membership is organisation wide meaning once you join, all staff and Board members can take advantage of the membership to access Associations Forum’s tools, resources, advice, surveys and attend events.
Who can I talk to if I have any questions?
Your designated membership officer! Each Associations Forum member is allocated a membership officer who is contactable via email or phone. They will keep regular contact with you throughout your membership, connect you to your member benefits and help tailor your membership to your needs. In addition to your membership officer, you will also have a dedicated Associations Advisor who can advise your association based on years of hand- on experience. Meet our team here.