Benefits of being a QSEC member

Connection & Networking

You are connected to a larger group banded together to produce positive results for social enterprise in Queensland, with opportunities to network with social enterprise professionals and associates.

Public Policy / Advocacy

You can contribute to the strong advocacy program centered on assuring that social enterprise voices are being heard.  We often have representative and advocacy opportunities available.

Free Informational Services

QSEC keeps members informed of current social enterprise issues, events and resources. You remain informed about social enterprise opportunities in our Forums and learning resources in our Learning Centre.

Empowerment

You are part of a larger community. You are empowered to get involved in issues that affect your personal and professional communities and your quality of life.

QSEC offers two kinds of membership:

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Social Enteprise members

  • Qualify as a Social Enterprise as per the QSEC Definition (Read definition here).
  • Social Enterprise Members have voting rights and are able to serve on the Board of Directors.
  • Social enterprise members are able to contribute to the voice of social enterprise through feedback to QSEC or by representing QSEC and the sector on government panels and subcommittees.

Associate membership

  • Encouraged for those who may not be a social enterprise themselves, but are interested or passionately serve social enterprises. 
  • Associate members are able to serve on the Board of Directors, but do not have voting rights.
  • Associate members are able to contribute to the voice of social enterprise through feedback to QSEC or by representing QSEC and the sector on government panels and subcommittees.


What you will receive with your membership:

Other current benefits:

  • Social Traders is offering FREE accreditation for eligible QSEC social enterprise members for a year. This provides direct listings in Social Procurement platforms and assistance with preparing for government and corporate tenders and opportunities.
  • You can access discounted tenancy at the Brisbane Business Hub on 155 Queen Street by contacting elise@qsec.org.au
  • The opportunity to participate in the Qld Mentoring for Growth Programme as either a Mentor or Mentee.

    Social Enterprise Member

    Social Enterprise members may apply for ordinary membership to be eligible for the benefits listed below.

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    Associate member

    If you support the social enterprise sector, you may apply for an associate membership to be eligible for the benefits below.


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