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News from October 2023

NFP sector in Canberra talks cyber security

Charity leaders have met with senior federal government cyber security officials to discuss the impact of cybercrime, following recent complaints by advocates they were being left to “fend for themselves”. The…

New ADA NSW President Dr Dominic Aouad

Following the 2023 AGM, the Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Dominic Aouad as President of the Australian Dental Association NSW Branch.Dominic is a general dentist and partner at his own dental practice in Sydney. He is a Board Director and has…

Paralympics Australia Announces New President

The board of directors of Paralympics Australia (PA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Creagh AM CSC as its new President. The appointment comes at an important time in the lead up to Paris 2024, Milano…

AIOP launches Administrative Award of Excellence 2024

AIOP is thrilled to announce that Drake International will partner with AIOP for the prestigious Administrative Award of Excellence 2024. The AIOP Administrative Award of Excellence 2024 ("the Award"), partnering with Drake International aims to support, develop, and…

Association Events Survey 2023 returns to highlight post-Covid trends

Associations Forum is the leading organisation assisting associations and charities in governance, membership, operations, and finances. 183 associations and charities participated in the Association Events Survey 2023, which examines a number of areas of association event delivery including event types, attendance, factors influencing the decision-making process and where events are being run. This event survey is of particular interest to Associations Forum as…

Associations Forum connects top leaders at Association Leaders Symposium 2023

Associations Forum was pleased to host the 2023 Association Leaders Symposium at the newly opened Western Sydney Conference Centre on Wednesday, 11 October 2023. The interactive symposium tailored content and discussions to the needs of association leaders and decision-makers across the whole not-for-profit sector. Inspired by the emerging, productive landscape of Western Sydney, Association CEOs, Chairs, Presidents and…

Currently open for submissions

Public consultation rounds will be held across 2023 and 2024 with each round targeting selected occupations grouped by focus area. Focus areas have been grouped based on common industry (as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification…

Partner News: Higher Logic's 2023 Association Email Benchmark Report Now Available

Wondering how your membership marketing measures up to your peers in the association industry? Download Higher Logic’s 2023 Association Email Benchmark Report! This report will help you contextualise your email metrics and gauge the effectiveness of your marketing strategies. It collects email data and trends specifically for the association industry, including:- Average open and click rates- Which day of the week…

New business events legacy programme launched in Wellington

Organisations looking to host conferences in Wellington, New Zealand now have expertise on hand to assist with conference legacy projects. Business Events Wellington (BEW) has officially launched its legacy programme with the development of resources to help clients formulate individual legacy projects. A new specialist conference advisor has also been appointed to…

Partner News: micenet’s latest edition is out now

micenet’s latest edition explores the big issues – from AI to robots, Australia’s new industry association landscape and the importance of the entire industry starting down the road to net zero carbon emissions.We delve into the trends likely to shape the year ahead with three industry leaders and offer a peek inside Tourism Australia’s incentive showcase Dreamtime, held in November.Inspiration for when you’re stuck in transit around Australia or if you’re considering an…

Partner News: Why your operational IT budget could kill your Association

How did you create your annual IT budget this year? Did you use last year’s figures with a slight increase for CPI adjustments? Most Associations take this approach, but if that’s all they ever invest in their IT, they’ll eventually have a technical debt. For too long, many IT departments (including those outsourced) have been…

Partner News: Did you know Western Australia has secured the World Environmental Education Congress in 2026?

Perth, Western Australia will host the 14th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in 2026. Returning to Australia for the first time in 15 years, WEEC will bring leading environmentalists, policymakers and educators from around the world to Perth in the Spring of 2026. WEEC is the largest international congress addressing education for the environment and sustainable development.

Partner News: eSkillsHub Raises Member Value with Their Expert Team Member in Your Corner Service Offering

Welcome to eSkillsHub - the premier destination for associations and member-based organisations looking to raise member value and cultivate success. Our mission is to revolutionise the landscape of member value and revenue optimisation by providing comprehensive and expert outsourced services tailored to drive member and stakeholder value across all key pillars of member services.

Industrial Relations changes in 2024: Understanding new obligations

The Closing Loopholes Bill has been passed by parliament and has ramifications for businesses that use casuals, contractors, gig workers and self-employed Australians. As CEO of COSBOA, I regularly get asked how businesses can prepare, and my best advice is to regularly monitor updates in policies and establish a network of industry contacts who can provide valuable insights and support to navigate these complex ‘red tape’ changes. Additionally,…

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