How to make the most of your ASCA Membership  


TIP ONE: SHARING IS CARING

We encourage our members to contribute to our knowledge base and communications. Please send any relevant content to communications@australiansmartcommunities.org.au. Examples of the content we are looking for is industry reports, success stories, lessons learnt, awards being won, relevant policy announcements, new hires, job advertisements, strategy releases.

TIP TWO: JOIN AN ACTION FORUM

Contribute to the education, policy and advocacy for Australian Smart Communities by joining an ASCA Action Forum. Members meet online once month. This is designed to ensure that regional and city members can equally contribute. You will be expected to attend each meeting and volunteer no more than four hours per month. Learn more here.

TIP THREE: FLASH YOUR BADGE

As a member of ASCA your organisation has permission to use our logo on your website and actively promote that you are a member of ASCA. In addition, we want to actively promote that you are in our tribe too. Make sure that you have provided us with your logo and that it is located on our Meet our Members page. Where ever possible we ask that you promote your membership too! Contact us for a copy of the logo.

TIP FOUR: MAKE SURE YOUR ORganisational CONTACTS ARE UP TO DATE

Upon signing up to ASCA we will send you a form to complete. This form asks for a list of key organisational contacts. Please ensure that you log onto the members only section and complete this. If you cannot find the section to do this, get in touch and we will email a form to you.

TIP FIVE: ATTEND AN EVENT

Our services are designed to help the regions and the cities. This means that most of our services are online, however annually we host a number of local meet ups/events in each capital city. Keep an eye out on our events listing page, and by subscribing to our e-news (see footer) to stay up to date with our events.

TIP SIX: SPREAD THE WORD

A common issue we have is that one person will sign the organisation up to ASCA membership, however they will only tell a short Make sure you tell the rest of your organisation that you have become members.

TIP SEVEN: HOST A BREAKY, BRUNCH or LUNCH N’ LEARN

ASCA encourages our members to host an ASCA Breaky, Brunch, or Lunch n’ Learn. An ASCA Lunch and Learn is your opportunity to host an event of relevance, which will share knowledge with the community. Be quick to put your application in, as they this service is by application only and we have limited places available.

TIP EIGHT: WEBINARS FOR THE (TEAM BONDING) WIN

Why not log into one of our webinars and watch it with your colleagues. This is a great way to learn and build relationships at the same time!