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The 2022 Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards

Nominate and enter for your chance to win $5,000:

How to enter: This year, you can take part in the 2022 Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards in one of two ways:

a. Nominate your treasurer

Nominating your treasurer is a great way to show your appreciation for all of their hard work. All nominated treasurers will receive an official digital Certificate of Appreciation. Nominating is easy! Simply click the button below and enter their details.

b. Enter as a not-for-profit treasurer

If you're a not-for-profit treasurer, share your insights for your chance to win one of four $5,000 cash donations for your not-for-profit. Simply tell us what lessons your not-for-profit or community group learnt through COVID-19 that you will take with you into the future?


Note: This year, judges will be looking for the most original and creative ideas that will help community treasurers have an even greater impact. Treasurers must self-nominate above (Section B) to be eligible for the $5,000 donation.

Key dates

Nominations Open: 12.00pm AEST, Monday, May 23, 2022

Nominations Close: 12.00pm AEST, Friday, July 8, 2022

Winners announced: During Not-for-Profit Finance Week, 5-9 August 2022.

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.

The 2021 Winners


Congratulations to our the winners of the 2021 Not-for-Profit Treasurers' Awards.

  • Liliana Almeida, Portugese Australian Women's Association, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Harry Edwards, The Sanctuary - The Hills Women's Shelter, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Catherine Pazakavambwa, RTR-FM community radio, Perth, Western Australia
  • Paul Ruberry, Graceville State School Parents and Citizens Association, Brisbane, Queensland.

The winners were announced during Not-for-Profit Finance Week 2021.

More information on the winners, and their incredible stories, can be found here.

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.


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