Calxa has been named one of Australia’s ‘Coolest’ businesses in Anthill Magazine’s Seventh Annual Cool Company Awards.
Calxa Australia has been honoured with a HIGHLY REGARDED accolade in this year’s Cool Company Awards in the Social Capitalist category.
In accepting the award, Calxa CEO, Mick Devine, pointed out that the success was a team effort that relied on great support from customers and partners. He says, “We’ve donated $275,000 of software to grassroots not-for-profits in less than 18 months and that would not have been possible without the assistance of Connecting Up’s DonorTec program.”
The Cool Company Awards is a national program that was developed in 2006 to recognise Australian companies that are doing things differently to bring about positive change.
Over 700 aspiring ‘cool companies’ were nominated for the 2012 awards, making ‘The Cools’ one of Australia’s largest business awards programs.
“The Cool Company Awards are extremely egalitarian,” said James Tuckerman, Editor-In-Chief, Anthill Magazine. “Previous winners have included two-person start-ups, not-for-profit social enterprises, large private companies and publicly-listed corporations.”
“Judging takes into account far more than mere business variables, such as revenue and wealth. The criteria are geared to consider other qualities, from the disruptive nature of the product or service to the culture of the organisation.”
“Applicants either nominated themselves or were nominated by peers, work colleagues, family, friends and other ‘admirers’. A field of hundreds was examined (and cross-examined) before our judges were able to isolate three Finalists for each of our seven categories.”
Calxa Australia delivers the leading budgeting and cashflow forecasting software for not-for-profit organisations and small businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Calxa software integrates with accounting systems such as MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero, producing error-free reports quickly and easily. The company’s headquarters are in Townsville, Queensland.
About the Connecting Up Program
Calxa Australia has partnered with Connecting Up and TechSoup New Zealand to provide $1,000,000 worth of budgeting software to grassroots Not-for-Profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand. Everyone expects Not-for-Profits to spend more of their resources on service delivery and less on administration. This is Calxa’s way of helping them realise this goal while still providing the reporting needed to achieve good governance.