The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation

We originally sought to engage Successful Alliances to assess our financial systems and to advise on functionality and improvements to our internal processes. Karen provided honest advice and planned the implementation of several improvements that would see massive time efficiencies throughout our finance team.

Karen’s team at Successful Alliances have been available to us with assisting payroll issues, software problems and general troubleshooting when the curly questions arise. The service we have received is second to none, we are more than happy with the support we receive, so much so that we have also booked the team to help us prepare for this year’s annual financial audit. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen and her team for all manner of financial assistance, the Healing Foundation is happy to foster our relationship with Successful Alliances for the foreseeable future.


Cassandra Inkley
Acting Corporate Services Director

AIDS Action Council

The AIDS Action Council employed the services of Successful Alliances several years ago and we have never looked back. In the first few years the task of recovering, organizing and sorting our accounts was mammoth. Successful Alliances assisted the Council during a difficult period when we were needing to watch every dollar of spending. Karen and the team have provided excellent service and with her skills and tenacity we have been able to recover and move forward confidently. Karen is generous with both her time and knowledge and I believe her commitment to the field of book keeping is without peer here in the national capital.


Philippa Moss

National Youth Science Forum

The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) first engaged Successful Alliances in April 2013. The decision to engage with Karen and her team followed discussions with a number of other providers within the financial services industry. What made Successful Alliances stand out from other alternatives was certainly their professionalism, but also their understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the willingness to be seen and contribute to the NYSF as a partner, as opposed to simply a business transactional relationship as a client. Successful Alliances was quickly able to contexulise their understanding of the sector to our organisational requirements through a collaborative and responsive approach. The NYSF is proud to continue our association with Successful Alliances and I would recommend Karen and her experienced colleagues to any organisation that values honest and constructive feedback and the provision of high quality, innovative and flexible approaches to financial services.


Dr Damien Pearce
Chief Executive Officer

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia—a national peak body in the not-for-profit sector—represents the crucial issues affecting the daily lives of deaf and hearing impaired people. We’re not experts in financial recording and reporting and found that trying to do this in-house led to inaccuracies, was costly and diverted our limited people resources from our mission.

Outsourcing this function was an obvious choice and it’s proven to be one of the best decisions we have made. Successful Alliances provides more than just a service. The team is there for us when we need expert advice on financial planning, budgeting and they help me to manage a better organisation.

Steve Williamson
Chief Executive