Now in their fifth year, the Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognise not-for-profit treasurers for their dedication to community groups across the nation. There’s also an opportunity to win one of three $5,000 donations for your not-for-profit when you take part in the Awards.

Entering the 2019 Awards

You can get involved with this year’s Awards in one of two ways:

1. Nominate your treasurer 

A great way to thank your treasurer.  All nominated not-for-profit treasurers will receive an official Certificate of Appreciation. 

2. Community treasurers 

Share your insights for your chance to win one of three $5,000 cash donations for your not-for-profit. Simply select the appropriate field for your community group from:

  • Education
  • Community service and advocacy groups
  • Sports, Arts and Culture

then let us know what would make your job as community treasurer have an even greater impact on your not-for-profit.

To enter go to

Entries close 11.00am (AEST) Friday, 26 July 2019. Winners and nominated treasurers will be announced during Not-for-Profit Finance Week (which runs from 16 – 20 September 2019). Further details and Conditions of Entry can be found on the Our Community website.

Sharing knowledge across the sector

The Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards are about more than saying thanks. They provide an important platform for the sharing of information and building skills across the broad Social Impact Sector.

Explore some of the tools and resources available to you:

Reference tools 

Choose from a range of financial literacy and financial advice guides including:

Design thinking jams and Meet-ups

Learn the basics of Design Thinking and how to apply it in your organisation through our series of think tanks, workshops, Meet-ups and design jams.

To learn more or to get involved email the Not-for-Profit Sector Banking team at

Fundraising resources

Our Community’s Funding Centre features a range of resources and tools to help community groups raise more funds. For more information on grants and fundraising in Australia go to the Funding Centre Community Funding Centre.

Donations hub

Through the online giving service, Our Community helps Australians give more to the community – through donations of money, time and goods. To date, over $95 million has been donated using this commission-free service.

Our 2018 winners

Tony McCartney

Ilbijerri Theatre Company

“I’m passionate about supporting my community to achieve better outcomes in housing, education, health and employment. I find it rewarding to contribute to my community and see new ideas come from inception through to fruition and success.”

Jane Reilly


“It has been a pleasure to work with an incredibly generous and talented Board of unique Australian women and to support the bold and committed staff at YWCA and the amazing work they do.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to improving the lives of Australian women and girls, and I am honoured and humbled to receive this award.”

Mark Thompson

Balmain Rowing Club

“When members of the committee said that they wanted to enter me for this award, I said no way. But when they said the club would be entitled to $5,000, I said do your worst, and they must have! I am very honoured to receive this award.”

Suzana Vlahovic

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

“I am delighted to be receiving this award as Treasurer of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). I am privileged to work with such inspiring people at the ASRC and I look forward to continuing our great momentum in finance.”

Not-for-Profit Finance Week

Recognition and knowledge building.

Not-for-Profit Finance Week aims to support the growth of the financial literacy skills of staff, volunteers, board members and treasurers who oversee the finances of Australia’s not-for-profit organisations and community groups.

Held in September each year, the week features a program of free online educational webinars, as well as the announcement of the winners and nominated treasurers in the annual Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards.

Webinars focus on some of the most topical areas facing not-for-profit organisations and are presented by leading experts. Some of the topics we’ve explored over the years include:

  • Questions your Board needs to ask about the finances
  • Cyber-security awareness
  • Accounting changes for the NFP sector
  • The Agile organisation
  • NFPs and the world of innovation
  • Navigating financial statements – the beginners guide

Get involved with this year’s Not-for-Profit Finance Week

Get in touch with CommBank’s Not-for-Profit Sector Banking Team at or Our Community at