bankmecu-VCOSS Finance Network
The bankmecu–VCOSS Finance Network (Finance Network) is a forum for those in Victorian community sector organisations who make decisions regarding organisational finance.
The Finance Network provides an opportunity for these decision makers to come together to discuss key issues relating to and impacting on organisational finance. So, whether you’re the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Organisation Coordinator, Operational Manager, Business and Development Director, Finance Manager or all of the above, the Finance Network will be an invaluable resource.
VCOSS highly values our partnership with bankmecu and greatly appreciates the ongoing commitment of bankmecu to the development and sustainability of the Victorian community sector.
If you would like to contribute to shaping the network and/or be kept up to date on it's progress, please subscribe to receive Finance Network updates.
Tuesday 19 March 2013, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
As part of consultation for the Victorian Government's Service Sector Reform Project, the March Finance Network meeting invited members to discuss the key finance issues for improving how government and the community services sector work together to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians.
Wednesday 21 November 2012, 3.00pm–5.00pm
This meeting explored the economic priorities of the Victorian Government. Michael Brennan, Chief of Staff to Victorian Treasurer Kim Wells spoke about state and federal budget implications, charity law reform and industrial change. Attendees were also able to participate in a Q & A with Mr Brennan around government priorities.
Thursday 14th June 2012
Our June meeting was a full day Annual Finance Day. The day included a presentation from RMIT's Professor David Hayward on the State finances and budget implications for the sector, updates on regulatory reform from Juanita Pope, Director PilchConnect and Andrew Sealey, Director of Compliance at the ACNC, sector updates on Price Index, Pay Equity and Modern Award from Michael Pegg, Industrial Relations Manager, Jobs Australia and Jim Higgins, Executive Director, Corporate Services Division, Department of Human Services and a presentation on Responsible Investment from Michelle Brisbane, Ethical Investment Services.
Download: Professor David Hayward's PowerPoint presentation
Link to: David Hawyard's article in the Age newspaper
Link to: David Hayward's article in The Conversation
Download: PilchConnect presentation
Download: ACNC presentation
Download: Jobs Australia presentation
Download: Ethical Investment Services
Tuesday 21st February 2012
Our February meeting focused on revenue diversification with an exciting panel of presenters including CSI’s philanthropy fellow, Gina Anderson, Social Traders David Brookes, Cheryl Dezilwa from Windermere and Belinda Drew from Foresters, exploring philanthropy, unrelated business income tax and social enterprise
Monday 24th October 2011
Sue Woodward and Lauren Matthews gave a very well received presentation on not-for-profit charity law reform. Download: Not-for-profit charity law reform PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
Friday 10th June 2011
At this first meeting of the Finance Network, the guest speaker was Saul Eslake, Program Director of Productivity Growth at the Grattan Institute. Mr Eslake discussed the implications of the state and federal budgets on the Victorian community sector and presented an economic forecast for 2011/2012 and beyond. The group also began the process of shaping the future of the network.
Download: Saul Eslake's PowerPoint presentation
Link to: Saul Eslake speaks - YouTube