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    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 11

    Executive Briefing (Sydney)

    Further Information

    AuSAE Executive Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Executive Briefing events enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting industry and network with other professionals from the not-for-profit sector.

    The Topic

    A common misconception within the not-for-profit (NFP) sector is that a NFP cannot undertake a commercial venture, lest it be seen to be operating outside of its objects. Not only is this a misunderstanding of the law, but it also means that many NFPs are missing out on opportunities to become more financially viable and to protect their future sustainability.

    Today, we are seeing increased attention being placed on social enterprises to drive social change and promote innovation in the NFP sector. This presentation aims to provide NFPs with an understanding of the various legal structures available to social enterprises, as well as alternative ways of undertaking commercial activities within the existing legal structure of the NFP. The presentation will also explore the challenges and risks that arise for social enterprises and NFPs undertaking commercial activities. 

      The Presenter

      Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley

      Vera Visevic is a Partner and head of the Charity and Not-for-Profit team at national law firm, Mills Oakley Lawyers. 

      Mills Oakley has a genuine understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the increasingly complex legislative issues surrounding not-for-profits. Its dedicated team provides education, advice and specialist legal counsel to some of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations including charities, religious organisations, community groups and professional associations. Vera and her team expertly guide clients through the specific legal challenges facing their sector with simple, easy-to-understand language (not legal jargon) and a no-nonsense approach. The team at Mills Oakley are one of only a few specialised legal firms in Australia with the experience and know-how to provide advice and assistance to not-for-profits looking to undertake commercial activities. Their expertise in the not-for-profit field means they have first-hand knowledge of current issues affecting the sector and upcoming changes that may impact your organisation.
      • 10 Nov 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • 15 Nov 2017
      • 9:00 AM
      • New Zealand


       To celebrate the partnership between Tourism New Zealand and AuSAE, Tourism New Zealand are providing the opportunity for 18 Australian Association Executives to attend an exclusive event to experience Auckland and Wellington on a bespoke itinerary before attending the AuSAE Leadership, Insights & Networking Conference (LINC) - The Association Journey. This is a completely complimentary trip for successful applicants. 

      Click here to download a sample itinerary


      If you are a professional working for a not-for-profit association with the ability to host a conference of 200 or more delegates in New Zealand you can apply. 


       This package includes:

      • Flights - return flights from your home city to New Zealand 
      • Accommodation -  Premium accommodation
      • Ground costs while travelling - including transport, meals and activities as part of the familiarisation itinerary.


      Successful applicants will arrive in New Zealand on Friday 10th November and depart New Zealand on 15th November 2017. 


      The 2017 AuSAE LINC Conference and Exhibition Component -

      Under the theme "The Association Journey", the 2017 AuSAE LINC Conference and Exhibition will bring together inspiring ideas from the sector in one event, allowing you to hear and meet those at the forefront of the sector. Attending is also a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with new colleagues who share your interests, concerns and organisational challenges. To learn more about AuSAE LINC please click here.

      The Tourism New Zealand Educational Component -

      The tailored itinerary will provide first-hand experience of both Auckland and Wellington as business events destinations. It will showcase accommodation, venues, offsite dining options and attractions to assist with planning your next business event in either Auckland or Wellington.


      To be considered please submit your application before close of business Wednesday 6 September 2017.

      • 13 Nov 2017
      • 9:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
      • 14 Nov 2017
      • 4:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
      • SHED 6 Positively Wellington Venues, WELLINGTON, New Zealand

      SHED 6 Positively Wellington Venues
       13/14 November 2017

      PLUS Pre-conference Workshop and Dinner - 
      Sunday 12 Nov

      The AuSAE LINC 17 Conference and Exhibition brings together inspiring ideas from the not-for-profit and corporate sectors in one event.

      More than 20 sector leaders will be taking the stage to share with you their journey to build a stronger future for their organisation, as well as their vision for the future of the association sector. You will pick up fresh ideas from informed and innovative speakers while also networking with your peers in the association sector.

      Get the insights, tools and motivation to more powerfully achieve the goals of your not-for-profit organisation through improved leadership effectiveness.

      All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or +64 27 249 8677.

      • 29 May 2018
      • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
      • 30 May 2018
      • 6:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

      The 2018 AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE) will take place in Adelaide on May 28-30. 

      ACE 2018 will be unlike any other conference you've attended in the past. The AuSAE team are working away to ensure this conference is fresh, fun and dynamic with new ways to learn, network and achieve your personal and business objectives. 

      Join us for two days of conferencing and networking with your sector peers. The Welcome Function will take place on Monday 28 May 2018, and day one of  the conference will commence on Tuesday 29 May 2018 and finish on Wednesday 30 May 2018. 

      This year ACE will take place in Adelaide and we encourage you to make the most of your travels and arrive earlier on the weekend. AuSAE will be in touch with holiday packages if you would like to experience SA over your weekend. 

      Super early bird registrations are currently available, if you would like to access this rate please contact Kerrie Green, kerrie@ausae.org.au

      • 27 Jun 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • TBC - CBD Location
      • 35

      In this inspiring yet practical workshop, author, commentator and entrepreneur Bernadette Schwerdt digs deep into the world of disruptive innovation and reveals:

      • the four tech factors driving digital disruption that underpin the unprecedented growth experienced by billion-dollar startups like Uber, Snapchat etc and how to apply those principles to your association
      • how to identify what members really want and use low-cost funding tools to generate world-class ideas on a budget
      • the upcoming digital marketing trends that will impact all associations and NFPs
      • the top 3 essentials questions you must ask if your association is to stay relevant in a global economy
      • the surprising success strategies behind some of Australia’s most innovative and disruptive NFPs - what they do differently and how to profit from and leverage those strategies for success

      The Presenter - Bernadette Schwerdt  

      Bernadette Schwerdt is an author, speaker and digital marketing strategist. Her best-selling book, 'Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs’ documents the start-up stories behind Australia's most successful digital mavericks and reveals the strategies and processes that underpin their growth. The book’s popularity has seen it become a podcast and a 5-part documentary series for Fairfax Digital. 

      Her second book, 'Secrets of Digital Disruptors' by Wiley Publishing is due out April 2018. It will be a strategy playbook for SMEs, associations and NFPs on how to understand and profit from the opportunities that digital disruption will offer. 

      She is the director of the Australian School of Copywriting, a former advertising agency account director with the Young & Rubicam Group and a corporate trainer with over 26 years’ experience. Her clients include large corporates such as Pitcher Partners, Commonwealth Bank, Cadburys, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deakin University and associations such as Medicine Sans Frontiers, Engineers Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and many more. She is on the board of Writers Victoria, a judge for the ORIAS (Online Retailers Industry Awards) and Anthill's Cool Company Awards. 

      Her TEDx talk on 'how to bumble your way to success' has become a popular keynote speech on how to manage uncertainty and change in a fast-moving world. 

      She delivers keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to SMEs, entrepreneurs and associations on a range of topics including: 

      • Online marketing 
      • Sales and communication skills 
      • Public speaking 
      • Technology and disruption 
      • Entrepreneurship

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