The 2020 Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards

We were overwhelmed with the response to this year's Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards. Nominations for this year's awards are now closed. Winners will be announced during Communities in Control on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

About the Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards

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.

The winners of the Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards are announced at a gala event held during Not-for-Profit Finance Week.


Last year's Enhancing Financial Literacy Booklet (PDF 538kb)



Key Dates

Nominations Open: 1.00pm AEST, Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Nominations Close: 1.00pm AEDT, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Winners announced: During the Communities in Control Conference, 16-17 November 2020.



The 2019 Winners


2019 Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards winners: Kerry Anderson (accepting on Michael Dooley's behalf), Franca Pedulla, Mark Floresta, Annette Schefe. Photo credit: Deb Curran

Congratulations to our the winners of the 2019 Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards

  • Annette Schefe, Katherine Rugby League Club, Northern Territory
  • Mark Floresta, Prouille Football Club, Wahroonga, New South Wales
  • Franca Pedulla, Cannington Tigers Cricket Club, Western Australia
  • Michael Dooley, Castlemaine Cemetery Trust, Victoria

You can learn more about our winners here.


Hear from Franca Pedulla, 2019 Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards winner.


Resources for not-for-profit treasurers

The Community Finance Centre has been established by Our Community in conjunction with CommBank Not-for-Profit Sector Banking to provide tools and resources to help improve the financial management of not-for-profit groups, and provide access to better and more cost-effective banking services. Find what you need from the list below:

Financial Policies
The Institute of Community Directors Australia's downloadable financial management policies provide the information and support you need to safeguard and grow the finances of your not-for-profit organisation.

Financial Literacy Tools
Our financial literacy help sheets, financial tutorials and checklists provide the advice a treasurer needs to keep the organisation's books balanced.

Damn Good Advice Guides (Free)

Not-for-Profit Finance Week
Not-for-Profit Finance Week highlights the importance of good stewardship over the finances of Australia's many community organisations. Events during Not-for-Profit Finance Week are designed to celebrate and provide financial literacy education for the staff, volunteers, board members and treasurers who oversee the finances of Australian not-for-profit organisations.

Fundraising Resources
Our Community has developed a range of resources and tools to help community groups raise more funds. Go to the Community Funding Centre to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia.

The Funding Centre's grants database, help sheets and tools are specifically designed for not-for-profit organisations and schools, no matter your location, size or type.

Donations Hub
Through the online giving service, Our Community is helping Australians give more to the community - through donations of money, time and goods. GiveNow Week, which is held in December every year, aims to focus attention on the many ways that individuals, families, businesses and groups can make a difference to the community. Over $90 million has been donated using this free service to date.



Why the Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards?

There are hundreds of thousands of community groups in Australia who rely on the unsung and unpaid labour of honorary treasurers.

Responsible for the financial wellbeing of their organisation, they often go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure ends meet.

Recognising this, the Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards have been established to show appreciation of the immense contribution community treasurers make to their community groups, the community sector, and to Australia.

This national competition, an initiative of Our Community and the Commonwealth Bank, is designed to unearth four unsung community treasurers who fulfil the duties of ensuring good financial management, good financial governance and good financial outcomes.

Read about the past winners of the Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards.








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