Articles by Adele Johns
Adele Johns, was executive officer of Community Compass Inc., working to build the capacity of non-profit organisations in understanding financial management. Adele is highly suited to the sector in both her passion and educational background. Adele has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is currently completing a PhD in the area of ‘Governance and Accountability of the non-profit sector’ with University South Australia. Adele has held numerous board and committee positions over the last 30 years, led (non-profit) audit teams in public practice and now having the benefit of 9 years of experience working in the non profit sector at Community Compass Inc guiding organisations to a brighter financial future by equipping treasurers, board members and CEOs in understanding and implementing financial management strategies. Adele currently serves on two non-profit boards, as director of Addsi Home Living Australia and chair of Gosford City charity fund.
What Happens When We Don’t Maintain Our Assets?
What happens when we don’t maintain our assets? The image that conjures up in my mind is the difference between the shiny new Volkswagen, and the clapped out, exhausted non-maintained lacklustre ‘Herbie’ vehicle we all have grown to love. The non-profit sector is currently undergoing great change in the requirements of ‘maintenance’ or accountability yet there appears to be such limited resources going toward supporting this change. Subsequent to the enactment of state based Incorporations Act legislation during the early eighties, which brought about protection and accountability for the members of associations, there has been a steady increase in the reporting and accountability responsibilities for funded projects of the non-profit sector.