The Honorary Treasurers Forum is a membership organisation formed in 2004 to provide a source of information, research and knowledge for the Treasurers of charities large and small. It became a registered charity (No: 1118802) in 2007 and is the only organisation to focus specifically on the needs of the Honorary Treasurer.
The mission of the Forum is to benefit the voluntary and community sector by providing networking opportunities and resources to improve the effectiveness of existing Honorary Treasurers and to encourage more volunteers to take up this essential trustee role.
The values and behaviours which underpin the way the Forum works are:
- Ethical - governing the conduct of Honorary Treasurers
- Effective - being informed, educational, up to date, providing stimulation
and targeted campaigning
- Collaborative - working with others to amplify our message
and enhance our impact
- Inclusive - welcoming all treasurers and chairs of finance committees
Knowledge and networking
Forum meetings are held four times a year around a variety of current issues. Subjects in the last year have included how the Honorary Treasurer works with the Financial Director, an update on global economy and investment strategies and everything you need to know about the Big Society.
The sessions feature key speakers from the third sector, and case studies from members provide powerful insight into different models of effective working. See Forum Events for more info
Research and information
The Forum carries out research and produces publications specifically aimed at assisting Treasurers in their work. See Publications for more info
For example, our first publication, produced in partnership with NCVO, was an exhaustive work on the Role of the Honorary Treasurer.
Our first major research project Philanthropy in the 21st century by Lindsay Driscoll & Peter Grant is a discussion paper prepared for the Honorary Treasurers Forum.
Our Annual Report and Accounts