The AuSAE team are committed to providing the support, resources and information our members and community need during this time. The Strengthening Associations Webinar series will assist you to re-focus on what impact the current situation has had on your Association, and the critical things you can do  to see this through.

Over the next three months AuSAE will carefully curate relevant content to help your Association plan, progress, reflect and move forward. We will be tackling topics such as: 

  • Redefining Strategy During Change
  • Financial Distress Indicators
  • Association Communications – membership renewal marketing during a crisis
  • Culture – moving forward and into the future – what this means for your team
  • Membership Redefined
  • Pivoting to Virtual Events

This webinar series will be free for AuSAE members.

AuSAE Non-members will have the opportunity to pay as you go for each webinar ($29). Or plan for your learning journey by signing up to our Webinar Subscription Pass – this gives you an all access pass to every webinar for the full year plus our previous on demand webinars ($99). 

Webinars – Strengthening Associations

    • 27 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars – Strengthening Associations

    As we slowly start to transition into a new phase of business during COVID-19, NFPs and charities are now looking for ways to continue business with restrictions in place for the foreseeable future.

    Boards must now begin to reassess how their NFP or charity is performing during COVID-19, and their new long term goals and concerns. Boards must reconsider their stakeholders and their capacity to support the organisation, the future of government grants, as well as whether their operations continue to satisfy their NFP or charitable purpose. Finally, NFPs and charities should continue to proceed with caution when considering becoming party to any contracts during and post COVID-19.

    This presentation will:

    • Provide an update on government incentives and legislative changes for NFPs and charities; 
    • Provide guidance on how boards and senior management should strategise during the coming months for the long term benefit of the organisation; and
    • Discuss what NFPs and charities should be considering when negotiating any contracts during and post COVID-19.

    Meet the Speaker

    Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley 

    Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.

    Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.

    Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.

    Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group, the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW and The Eric Dare Foundation.

    • 03 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars – Strengthening Associations

    The role associations play for members, sectors and communities at large has never been so important and more prominent than right now. Associations have continued to do what they always do but with a brighter light shone on the effects of having one centralised and strong voice to the public and government.

    As we move into the recovery stages and into a post COVID-19 world, governments want to continue hearing all the voices in your sector and profession, not just the loudest voice.

    So what processes and technologies can associations implement to organise and streamline their advocacy efforts?

    This week AuSAE will be joined by Chazz Clevinger, Chief Executive Officer, One Click Politics and Sarah Davies, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Optometry Australia for a Q&A discussion and case study analysis on implementing and establishing a digital advocacy campaign. During this discussion Sarah and Chazz will:

    • Discuss the process of creating a digital campaign
    • The learnings that Optometry Australia observed along the way including outcome vs. voice
    • Success rate in comparison to previous campaigns
    • Getting your Board on board with new technologies and initiatives
    • The strength of empowering your membership community and creating stickiness with your members
    • Using digital campaigns in a post COVID-19 world

    Meet the Speakers

    Sarah Davies, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Optometry Australia 

    Sarah Davies holds a Bachelor of International Relations from La Trobe University and is currently studying a Master of Politics and Policy at Deakin University.

    She has six years’ experience in systemic policy design and advocacy campaign development in peak bodies across the eye health and vision care sector, including Optometry Australia and Vision 2020 Australia.

    Sarah seeks to leverage innovation in the delivery of health care, aiming to enable access to quality, sustainable health care for all. As a result of time spent living and working with Anangu communities in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of the NT and South Australia she is passionate about learning from, and partnering with, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, individuals and organisations to ensure positive health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia.

    Chazz Clevinger, Chief Executive Officer, One Click Politics

    Mr. Clevinger serves as Chief Executive Officer of One Click Politics – an award-winning, nonpartisan digital advocacy and government relations technology and consulting firm with offices in Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, DC. Recently, Chazz was given the coveted Stanley Foster Reed Award from Campaigns and Elections for “Best Advocacy Technology Platform” of 2020.

    Previously, Chazz served as President of Coastal Political Strategies and Vice President at SevenTwenty Strategies. Chazz also worked for the Office of Strategic Initiatives in the White House for the Bush Administration and the United States Senate Office of Richard Burr.

    Mr. Clevinger has consulted on hundreds of international, federal, state, and local political, public affairs, and digital advocacy campaigns for candidates, political action committees, corporations, associations and non-profit groups in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

    He graduated from the University of North Carolina and the Republican National Committee’s Campaign Management College. Chazz is also a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, Campaigns and Elections, The Grassroots Professional Network, and Public Affairs Council.

    When Chazz is not helping client's impact policy outcomes, he is chasing his two year old daughter and spending time with his wife at their home in the Logan Circle neighbourhood of DC.

    • 04 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Webinars – Supporting Association Leaders

    With face to face communication gone for the time being, how can your Association create impactful and memorable engagement opportunities to connect with your members and stake-holders online.

    Whether connecting via social media, webinars, podcasts, through video content or on platforms like Zoom – how can you ensure your communications will cut through and be noticed by your target audience.

    Developing your Association’s (and your own) online presence will be a vital tool for the near future - but will certainly continue to be a useful skill when the current crisis is over and we return to business as (un) usual.

    Areas covered include: 

    • Simplifying your key messages
    • Using social media posts creatively so they stand out
    • How to inject your own personality into your online presentation
    • Why videos work and why you should be using them more
    • How do online webinar presentations differ from live (in person) presentations and what elements remain the same?
    • Presenting From Home – ensuring your surroundings look and sound professional and as perfect as possible.
    • Creative learnings from late night TV shows which have transitioned to online

    Meet the Speaker: Andrew Klein 

    Andrew Klein is a Conference MC, Trainer and Speaker – specialising in Presentation Skills, Pitching Skills and Corporate Communications – he writes prolifically on these topics and has presented widely within the Association sector, having MC’d and spoken at many AuSAE conferences and events.

    His association clients include CPA (Australia), RCSA (Recruitment, Consulting & Staffing Assoc), FCA (Franchise Council of Australia), LASA (Leading Aged Services Australia), NIBA (National Insurance Brokers Assoc) and the SMSF Association, to name a few.  

    Andrew’s hobbies currently include walking the dog, searching for fun Zoom backgrounds, staying fit at home, watching ‘Tiger King’ on Netflix, taking out the garbage and trying to survive isolation in a house with 3 teenagers.

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