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 The Capital building 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.

    Full list of member benefits

    Ordinary member benefits

    Voting rights

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    QSEC directory listing for your organisation or as an individual in the social enterprise field. Along with general promotion, this directory serves as a resource for commercial and government buyers to procure the services of social enterprise providers.

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    Free access to Social Traders certification for first year (for eligible social enterprises)

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    Consultation and support from experienced social enterprise founders and managers on questions you face in your enterprise through Mentoring 4 Growth program. 

    On as an experienced Social Enterprise join the Mentoring 4 Growth program as a mentor to add to the growth of the sector.

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    Access to our online training programs, featuring a library of digital workshops and seminars, including resources on starting and scaling up your social enterprise.

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    Representation with Government in matters of policy and procurement of social enterprise products and services.

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    Discounted tickets to a range of QSEC events and workshops.

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    Exclusive invitation to trade shows and social enterprise forums as QSEC members.

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    Invitation to QSEC’s public social media pages, member’s page and network pages, through which we share our member’s activity to the public, as well as posting general updates and developments from the sector.

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    Feature your company events and activities on member communications.

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    Ability to purchase a range of advertising and sponsorships to support the growth of our sector.

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    Invitation to QSEC’s private member forms for real-time discussion, support and collaboration.

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    Access to a range of discounts on partnership deals and opportunities.

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    Become a part of regional social enterprise networks.

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    Subscription to social enterprise sector e-news, featuring local, statewide, Australian and international news, events, training opportunities, tenders and employment opportunities.

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    QSEC Membership digital banner for display online.

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    Printable Certificate of Membership for display at premises.

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    Depending on membership level chosen, you may have multiple staff access the QSEC member portal (coming soon).

    Associate member benefits

    Join us at the AGM to hear about the growth of our sector (no voting rights)

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    QSEC directory listing for your organisation or as an individual in the social enterprise field. Along with general promotion, this directory serves as a resource for commercial and government buyers to procure the services of social enterprise providers.

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    Free

    access to Social Traders certification for first year

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    Ability to become a mentor through the Mentoring for 4 Growth program to add to the growth of the sector.

                                                                                 rt from experienced social enterprise founders and managers on questio                    

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    Access to our online training programs, featuring a library of digital workshops and seminars, including resources on starting and scaling up your social enterprise.

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    Representation with Government in matters of policy and procurement of social enterprise products and services.

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    Discounted tickets to a range of QSEC events and workshops.

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    Exclusive invitation to trade shows and social enterprise forums as QSEC associate members.

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    Invitation to QSEC’s public social media pages, member’s page and network pages, through which we share our member’s activity to the public, as well as posting general updates and developments from the sector.

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    Feature your company activities and events on member communications.

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    Ability to purchase a range of advertising and sponsorships to support the growth of our sector.


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    Invitation to QSEC’s private member forum for real-time discussion, support and collaboration.

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    Access to a range of discounts on partnership deals and opportunities.

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    Become a part of regional social enterprise networks.

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    Subscription to social enterprise sector e-news, featuring local, statewide, Australian and international news, events, training opportunities, tenders and employment opportunities.

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    QSEC Membership digital banner for display online.

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    Printable Certificate of Membership for display at premises.

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    Depending on membership level chosen, you may have multiple staff access the QSEC member portal (coming soon).


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