9 December 2012
As you may have heard, about a month ago I was appointed as the Executive Officer of the Australasian Society of Association Executives. AuSAE is the professional body supporting people working in the Australian and New Zealand not-for-profit sectors. The reason I accepted this role is because I deeply believe that AuSAE has a critical role to play in bringing together individuals and organisations within the not-for-profit sector. By working together the sector can achieve phenomenal positive change to the professions, industries and individuals in Australia and New Zealand. I was attracted to the opportunity to be a small part of that process.
1 December 2012
SMS is proud to announce have taken on the role of managing the Australasian Society of Association Executives from November 2013 with Belinda Moore taking on the role of Executive Officer.
24 May 2012
A number of powerful generational, cultural and economic forces are colliding to create a perfect storm that will make the next 5-20 years some of the toughest ever faced by associations. Associations who don’t adapt face a slow decline into obscurity as they are replaced by newer, more innovative, less bureaucratically challenged, less change resistant competitors. While the idea of membership will continue, the antiquated models of recruiting, retaining and engaging members cannot survive in an increasingly challenging and ever-changing operating environment.
21 May 2012
Our new, free online Membership Resource Guide is now live. This provides a comprehensive overview of the key fundamentals that every membership practitioner should be aware of. Within each topic we will be regularly adding more information so check back often. If you subscribe to our free email bulletin you will also be kept up-to-date with any major additions.
8 May 2012
There is some fantastic research being undertaken into nonprofit organisations at the moment. We have started trying to compile as list of everything we can to make it easier for people to find. There's some fascinating research already in the list that we highly recommend reading (and - if you are time poor it's ok just to read the summary) and if you know of any more please send a link through so we can add it to the list.
29 April 2012
We have compiling a list of all the hard copy and email publications available for those seeking regular information on sponsorship, membership and other issues in the nonprofit sector. This list is already quite long but if you see any we've missed please let us know.
12 March 2012
Membership Benchmarking Report for 2011-12 from Sue Froggatt in the UK just released. Very interesting ...
27 January 2012
We are also very happy to welcome Renee Roberts to the SMS team. Renee has also rapidly become indispensible. Welcome Renee... it's fantastic to have you on board!
25 January 2012
We are very happy to welcome Elizabeth Chong to the SMS team. Elizabeth has started with us this year and has already become an indispensible part of our team. Welcome Liz ... it's fantastic to have you on board!