Each year a number of senior business people, with significant experience in running organisations and conducting meetings, are asked to take on the chairmanship of a trade association. However, they may well find the experience rather different from that which they have been used to. The result is that an incoming chairman struggles to get to grips with the role and may have to spend much time establishing a modus operandi - with the governing body and the chief executive. By the time this is the done the...
We are delighted to announce the MemberWise conference 'Conducting Effective Member Research to Drive membership Value and Growth' is open to TAF members Effective membership research enables us to better understand the needs, requirements and opinions of our members and non-members! This unique insight is critical during challenging times as it enables us to enhance and improve member engagement, deliver better member value, and better recruit and retain members. We have partnered with 10 leading...
The National Liberal Club
TAF would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Nick Hurd MP. Nick is the Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in Middlesex. Prior to taking up the position of Minister for Civil Society, Nick was previously Shadow Minister for Charity, Social Enterprise and Volunteering (October 2008 – May 2010). He has also served as an Opposition Whip and member of the Shadow teams for Justice, Communities and Local Government (2007-2008). In 2006, Nick successfully took through Parliament a...
Whether you have yet to take the plunge, have been dabbling with community-building on one of the major social networks or have your own dedicated community platform, this workshop will help you get to grips with the fundamental principles of effective community management. By analysing the strategies adopted by some of the world's most successful mainstream and niche social networks, we will guide you through how to grow your community and deal with some of the most common challenges experienced: making...
Now in the eleventh year, this prestigious award ceremony is eagerly anticipated by TAF members as a chance to showcase their hard work and achievements during the last 12 months. TAF will be announcing the winners of the Best Practice Awards and celebrating our member's achievements at the After Dinner Drinks reception. Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis and as demand is high, it is advisable to book as soon as possible. Price: - Full Table for Members (10...
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Editors receive an average of 400 press releases a day from public relations departments and PR agencies, but only one per cent are ever used. What makes the difference? This workshop explains the principles of successful media writing and describes the tools and techniques which stack the cards in your favour. The workshop starts by setting out the media’s own rules for good writing and shows how reporters and journalists themselves are trained. Participants take a look behind the scenes at TV,...
TAF would like to invite you to a Luncheon with Brooks Newmark MP Brooks Newmark was elected in 2005 as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Braintree. Brooks has served as the Government Whip and Lords Commissioner HM Treasury (2010-12), Opposition Treasury Whip and Opposition Foreign Affairs Whip, was a Member of the Treasury Select Committee (2006-7) and the Science & Technology Select Committee (2005-7). In 2012 Brooks was elected back on the Treasury Select Committee after serving 5 years in...
This programme aims to ensure that participants will fully understand: - Basic financial reporting - The essential elements of the Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet in relation to managing a business - The importance of cost control and cashflow management - Financial Interpretation Speaker: Anthony Parmiter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has many years of experience in financial and general management. Not only has he been a Financial Director of a number of companies, but he has...
This practical and highly interactive course takes delegates, step by step, through the membership recruitment process, building your recruitment strategy as you go. Through a mixture of industry best practice, practical tips, example strategies and group work, this course provides trade associations with the latest recruitment tactics to activity and grow your membership, including: - The fundamentals of membership recruitment - The research that will lead you to a successful recruitment strategy -...
Membership retention is one of the biggest issues facing trade associations today. This practical workshop introduces the key stages of the membership retention process and will show delegates how to build an effective membership retention plan. Delegates will learn proven cost-effective retention techniques that can be applied immediately to improve retention rates, including: - How to build a successful member retention plan and what goes in it - Overcome the top reason for leaving - "perceived...
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