Not-for-profit treasurers have to get the basics right. There’s no room for flimflam, big talk, or massaging the figures. The money just has to be there – or everybody misses out. We owe treasurers a lot.
Most treasurers are untiring, painstaking, and efficient. They work long hours without asking for thanks or recognition. They keep the group afloat.
Every community organisation understands how much they owe to the person who keeps track of the finances. But they don’t often tell them so. Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank and their Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team believe Australia’s treasurers deserve some recognition.
The Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards are designed to provide that recognition.
This year the awards are split into two parts:
Category A: Nominate and recognise your treasurer:
Tell your treasurer you appreciate all that they do for your community organisation by nominating them to receive an official 2017 Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Award Certificate of Appreciation. We will send you the Award Certificate with your treasurer’s name on it.
Who’s eligible: You can nominate anyone who has served as a treasurer of an Australian not-for-profit organisation at any time in the past 12 months.
Category B: Apply as a treasurer and win $5000:
Treasurers can enter by sharing their wisdom to help others working in the not-for-profit sector overcome similar challenges. This year we are asking treasurers to contribute and share their practical knowledge by creating one of the following resources:
- A financial template
- A financial policy
- A summary and outline of a financial webinar
There are three $5,000 donations to be won, one for the best submission in each category. You can find out more about this year’s wisdom section and gain some inspiration for each resource category at www.ourcommunity.com.au/wisdominfo.
Who’s eligible: You may enter this section of the awards if you have served as a Treasurer of an Australian not-for-profit organisation at any time over the past 12 months. Note that you must nominate one organisation to receive the $5000 donation, though you may cite your experience with more than one.