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Trillion Trees

Switching to Xero provided this Perth-based not-for-profit organisation with clear financial reporting for its board members
Trillion Trees are a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1979 with the vision to create a world in which all people recognise the value of trees. Their mission is to bring people together to grow and plant trees and to achieve healthy, productive, sustainable communities and landscapes. Trillion Trees have planted more than 15 million native trees and understory to improve biodiversity, combat salinity and soil erosion.
 
Over the past year, Trillion Trees has undergone a transformation exercise changing the name of the organisation from Men of the Trees to Trillion Trees. A restructure also occurred with the former branches in Rockingham, Peel and Perth City Farm (in East Perth) becoming separate not for profit organisations.
 

Scenario


Trillion Trees were previously using a desktop version of MYOB, before switching to cloud-based accounting software Xero. Using MYOB meant that the accounts weren’t accessible by all those responsible in the organisation. All the accounts information was saved on one computer and the financial processes weren’t transparent. Trillion Trees is largely run by volunteers and needed the reliability, skills and expertise that a business like Carbon would provide.
 
In earlier years, the organisation had suffered from some inappropriate financial management and it became crucial for the board to have a financial system that allowed for strong financial accountability and visibility. Trillion Trees needed a trusted advisor to help them to achieve their business mission.
 

Solution

Switching to Xero has allowed the board, especially the treasurer, to clearly understand the financial performance of the organisation and to be confident that we are in liquid. In earlier years, the organisation experienced great financial stress and was a risk of collapse due to mismanagement and lack of transparency of the organisation’s financial performance. Xero has allowed the board members to access the accounts quickly and easily to provide confidence in the longevity of the business. The accounts can be reviewed by many people allowing clarity on the true performance and having the partnership with Carbon ensures that Trillion Trees has the expertise and stable financial base to do this.
 

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Carbon has supported our business through a period of transformation, which saw the changing of our name to Trillion Trees (formerly Men of the Trees) and the separation of our branches into new, successful not-for-profit entities. We have been greatly comforted by the support provided by Aimie and the Carbon team in meeting our financial obligations during this time. We greatly appreciated the advice and guidance in navigating the Xero system and our accounting and tax requirements. Carbon has assisted us in becoming more financially mature and responsible, ensuring we can focus on our mission to bring people together to grow and plant trees and to achieve healthy, productive, sustainable communities and landscapes.
Erin, Trillion Trees
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