Now in their sixth 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 four $5,000 donations for your not-for-profit when you take part in the Awards.

Entering the 2020 Awards

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

1. Nominate your treasurer 

This is 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 four $5,000 cash donations for your not-for-profit. Simply select the appropriate field for your community group from:

  • Community service and advocacy groups
  • Education
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Sports, arts and culture

Then answer the following question:

What have you learnt about surviving a crisis while fulfilling your role as a not-for-profit treasurer?

To enter go to

Entries open 1.00pm (AEST), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 and close 11.00am (AEST) 2 October 2020. Winners will be announced on Monday, 16 November at the Communities in Control Conference, Moonee Valley Racecourse, McPherson Street, Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039. 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:

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 2019 winners

Annette Schefe

Annette Schefe

Katherine Rugby League Club

“I would like to advise any Not-for-Profit organisations to apply for the Award as it is a wonderful feeling knowing that you can contribute to your organisation. I would like to thank the Commonwealth Bank for sponsoring this Award and know it will make a huge difference to our club.”

Franca Pedulla

Franca Pedulla

Cannington Tigers Cricket Club

“I am delighted and honoured to be receiving this award as Treasurer of the Cannington Tigers Cricket Club (CTCC) and I am passionate about seeing the club grow and provide opportunities for anyone in the community wanting to get active and join our diverse family.”

Mark Floresta

Mark Floresta

Prouille Football Club

“Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, I’m showing them firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people and enact change. I am very much excited to be receiving this award as Treasurer of Prouille Football Club.”

Michael Dooley

Michael Dooley

Castlemaine Cemetery Trust

“Winning this Award means a great deal to me personally. But more importantly, it means a great deal to our Cemetery Trust as we provide an essential service to our community on a very limited budget, and these funds will help make a difference.”

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 August, the week features a program of free online educational webinars, as well as the launch of 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

To get involved with this year’s Not-for-Profit Finance Week, get in touch with the CommBank Not-for-Profit Sector Banking Team at or visit