Benefits of AES Membership

Where ever you are on the journey towards best practice for your association our membership offering with accelerating your progress here are the major benefits for organisations.


 Board or Council Governance Presentation

Every board or council member must fully understand their roles and responsibilities before they begin their term. Member Boards can take advantage of a presentation of up to 1 hour about governance or best practice in association management. 


Constitution Review

Your Constitution is the set of rules that must be followed and complied with by your governing Board, Committee, and members. Is your constitution old and outdated? Does it need to be changed or updated? All AES member associations can take advantage of a review of their constitution by our AES legal advisers. 


The Association & Not For Profit Help line

The AES team includes some of the most experienced association people in Australia. Having problems and need some advice? Contact our office anytime during business hours to discuss any matter relating to the management of your association. On the rare occasion that our in-house team cannot assist, we will refer you to our AES advisers. 


Access to the Annual AES Best Practice Association Benchmarking Management Report

Want to know how well your not for profit or association is performing compared to 400 associations in Australia? Want to know which area to improve to ensure your association remains sustainable? 

AES membership provides you with the opportunity to compare your organisation in a range of areas, from Governance, Leadership and Strategic Planning to Finance and Membership. This is the most comprehensive benchmarking report relating to association and not for profit performance in Australia. All AES members can access this report at no cost online.


 Special Networking and New Knowledge Events and Activities

Our members can attend exclusive AES events which focus on accessing new knowledge relating to all aspects of association management. AES also runs public workshops on a variety of subjects relating to association management. 


Association Management Videos and Webinars 

All members have access to the latest workshop videos and recorded webinars on all matters related to association and not for profit management. These workshops have been recorded by some of the most experienced experts in the not for profit sector.


AES Association News

Each week, we distribute a news email covering some of the latest topics, from social media to governance. AES members not only receive the latest news delivered straight to their inbox, but can also access over 300 archived articles online. 


Membership Growth and Retention Review

Struggling to recruit young members and retain existing members? AES will provide a review of your current membership offerings and strategies to grow and retain your existing members. This review will be in the form of a written and verbal consultation.  


Website Assessment 

Want to know how your website compares to others or what needs to be improved? AES provides members a free website assessment, including website functionality and provides an overview of what elements are working well and what needs to be fixed. 


Discounts Supplier Services

AES is constantly providing member only benefits that can provide serious savings to your association. This includes benefits for travel, communications, IT and Office Equipment. These are changing on a regular basis as we secure more suppliers to the Not For Profit Association Sector.


Membership Fees

Membership fees are annual $ 750 per annum and includes all staff and board members. AES conforms to Australian Consumer Law and Privacy Act 1988.  AES has the right to change any of the benefits as required.

Members can access any of these face to face workshops as extras. Our face to face workshops are held either at your premises, or can be conducted through skype or as a webinar. The workshop fees include the a presentation by one of our AES staff or advisors. This does not include the cost of travel or accommodation.


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Need More Information?

Contact us online
• Phone us on 03 8393 9382
• Complete the AES Association Best Practice Self Assessment

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