Becoming an Honorary Treasurer
The Honorary Treasurer plays an important, but often unsung role in the life of any voluntary sector organisation. They help the trustee board to fulfil its obligation to provide financial oversight for the organisation.
Join the Forum
The Forum is open to those who currently. in the recent past, or expect in the near future to take the important role of Treasurer.
We welcome new members There is an annual fee of £25 payable to become a member of the Forum, a standing order mandate form is attached to the application form. You can download an Application Form here
The Forum was created to help Honorary Treasurers in the important work they carry out by providing a place where they can come together as a community, share expertise and promote best practice. We do this by:
- Organising regular meetings with
keynote speakers and networking opportunities
- Providing a source of helpful information through updates and briefings
- Carrying out research and producing relevant publications and
- Occasionally lobbying on behalf of Treasurers
Why becoming an Honorary Treasurer is a rewarding experience
The role and responsibilities of an Honorary Treasurer and what valuable experience and skills finance professionals can gain from this position are discussed by Denise Fellows, Chief Executive of The Honorary Treasurers Forum.
Summer Symposium 5 July 2016
The Honorary Treasurers Forum Summer Symposium is taking place on Tuesday 5th July from 2pm to 5.15pm at UBS Conference Centre, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2AN.
Registration is from 1.30pm and the formal proceedings will be followed by a drinks reception until 6.30pm.
Vist our events page for more information
Highlights from the Forum meeting on 17 May 2016
What Trustees need to know about Financial Crisis, Reserves and Solvency
Highlights from the Forum meeting on 9 Feburary 2016
The Evidence Cycle - Genevieve Maitland Hudson (slide .pdf)
James Cross' presentation (slide presentation .pdf)
Highlights from the Forum meeting on 19 November 2015
Findings of the Etherington Review into Fundraising by Prof Paul Palmer (slide presentation .pdf)
Annual Investment Update by Dean Turner of UBS (slide presentation .pdf)
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Sustainable Financial Strategies for Charities in a ‘Perfect Storm’
22 Sept 2015
Highlights from the Forum meeting on the Political Climate Post-Election
19 May 2015
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Risk
10 February 2015
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Remuneration
23 September 2014
Highlights from the Forum meeting on Principled Procurement
13 May 2014
Highlights from February's Forum meeting - Using your Assets
13 February 2014
We had a good turn-out at our February meeting was a lively affair
- with many brave souls battling through the proposed tube strikes
and floods to make the meeting.
Professor Paul Palmer and Stephen Brooker, both trustees of the HTF presented their thoughts on how to use all your assets within your charity. Paul’s theme was thinking beyond financial assets while Stephen Brooker focused on the harder-nosed aspects of sweating assets particularly concerning property and investments.
Download the full briefing here