Not-for-Profit Finance Week, an initiative of Commonwealth Bank and Our Community, is a celebration of ideas, knowledge and financial capacity-building for the $100 billion Australian not-for-profit sector.
The aim of this event, held 9-13 August 2021, is to increase the profile of the not-for-profit sector, bolster the financial capacity and sustainability of the sector, and provide support for the staff, board members and treasurers carrying out the important task of overseeing the finances.
While volunteering is rewarding, overseeing the finances is probably one of the most challenging yet important tasks you have as a board or committee member. Financial literacy will put your organisation in the best position to promote and fulfil your organisation’s mission. If you don’t understand how the finances work, you’ll be at risk of getting caught up if anything goes wrong.
Take this opportunity to register for free to participate in free workshops and have your questions answered. To review the full schedule of workshops and to register, click here: https://communitydirectors.com.au/festival-weeks/nfpfinanceweek
Other resources available to support boards and committees:
The Institute of Community Directors Australia’s offers several scholarship opportunities for people wanting to achieve their Diploma of Governance. Click here for more information about these ongoing scholarship rounds.
General resources for directors can be found here.
Volunteering Australia and Volunteering Queensland have a resources hub on their websites which are packed with free fact sheets, training opportunities and templates for community groups.
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ASIC) have some great advice regarding good governance.
At Wombat Creative our aim is to help communities achieve sustainability goals. We have a small team of passionate staff who really care about communities – both urban and rural. And our work is heavily focussed on community engagement, facilitation, inclusiveness, land management and the arts.
We provide services around:
- event planning and management, especially in regional locations
- communication and engagement planning
- professional facilitation services
- copy writing, editing and publishing
- developing and implementing social media and content marketing strategies
- training workshops and community capacity development around communication, social media and grant writing.
We’re fascinated by group dynamics and how people work together to affect change and we love creating resources and events that meet the needs of communities all over Australia.
For more info please contact Samantha Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0421 709 519.