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USA Authors Group Declares Bankruptcy

A leading writers’ organization has filed for bankruptcy following plummeting membership and struggles to bounce back from a high-profile organizational crisis. On May 29, the Romance Writers of America filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy…

Australia’s leading restaurateurs say ‘Enough is Enough’ and call for change

Australia’s leading business owners in the Restaurant and Cafe segment of the Accommodation & Food Service Industry are calling for active change to ensure the future growth of the $64 billion industry. Industry leaders have come together to form the Australian Restaurant and Cafe Association Ltd (ARCA). Led by hospitality and restaurant industry advocate Wes Lambert, Neil Perry AM as Chair and representatives from some of Australia’s…

Laurie Leigh assumes CEO Role at Bridge Housing

After an extensive executive search, Bridge Housing is pleased to announce Laurie Leigh's appointment as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 5 August 2024. Bridge Housing's Executive Chair Stephen Bull welcomes the new CEO:

Partner News: Looking for a reason to host your next international association conference in Sydney?

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is offering funding support of up to $80 per international delegate via The Sydney Meetings Fund, a program designed to help offset a portion of costs for association conferences and meetings hosted in Sydney.  Reasons to host your event in Sydney:  Host a conference that is recognised for leadership, locally and internationally. Inspire new ideas…

Partner News: Revise Recruitment Launches Quarterly Newsletter for the Peak Bodies, Memberships and Associations Sector

Revise Recruitment is thrilled to announce the release of our new quarterly newsletter, a curated collection of insights and resources tailored specifically for professionals in the peak bodies, memberships, and associations sector. Our March edition is out now, and we invite you to join our growing community of readers who are staying ahead of industry trends and developments ready for…

Australian Retailers Association & National Retail Association announce amalgamation plans

Retail peak bodies, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) have announced a proposed amalgamation, which will once approved by their respective members create a single unified body representing the $420 billion sector. The two not-for-profit organisations have signed a heads-of-agreement for the amalgamation proposal and will commence collaboration immediately for the greater…

ACNP to manage $50m scholarship program for nurse and midwives

The Albanese Labor Government is investing in Australia’s health workforce by upskilling our nation’s nurses and midwives through a new $50.2 million scholarship. The Primary Care Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Program will provide 1,850 postgraduate scholarships over four years for registered nurses and midwives to become nurse practitioners and endorsed midwives in primary and aged care settings. The funding…

Budget looks over the horizon but inflation means tough times to linger

"The Federal Budget lays out a long term but relatively modest ambition to develop new national industrial capabilities mainly based around clean energy, but makes it clear that the economy will grind through the year ahead with no material improvement in business conditions, unemployment continuing to grow and our fiscal position deteriorating," Innes Willox Chief Executive of the national employer…

Insights on Membership Retention and Growth: A Survey of NFP Associations

The Association Forum’s survey of over 100 NFP Association CEOs and Leaders has shed light on the nuanced approaches to membership retention and growth. While some strategies enjoy widespread support, others reveal a divide in opinion. Here’s a look at the findings: Quality Over Quantity: Rethinking Member Numbers With only 18% agreement,…
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