Media Release 28 February 2024

February 2024 will remain imprinted as a special month for Xero accounting add-on partner Calxa. Achieving a significant milestone in their donation program for not-for-profit organisations, the company is celebrating surpassing their $2.5million target.

Reaching its mark earlier this month with the donation to Student Volunteer Army, a New Zealand organisation dedicated to mobilising and empower volunteers for community projects, Calxa had reason to celebrate.

CEO Mick Devine was over the moon “It feels great knowing that over 1350 organisations have benefited from our app. Helping these organisations make better decisions in their day-to-day leaves me with a great sense of satisfaction and purpose for the work we do.”

Calxa reached its target this week with their donation to Student Volunteer Army (SVA), a great  community organisation that was born in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes back in 2010.

Emily Byrne, SVA CEO, is looking forward to using Calxa “The big thing for us, because we are funded via grants, partnerships and fundraising, is to track these different income streams making sure that we have the accountability or reporting needed and that we are not double dipping.“ With a board that requires regular reporting, Emily will use a series of reports to deliver performance insights. On the other hand, Program Managers and the SVA’s Chief Financial Officer will track details of their activities making sure overspending is kept in check.

The donation program began in 2011 and has since made a difference to many charities and not-for-profits. Townsville based contemporary art centre, Umbrella Studio, joined the donation program early and has been a convert ever since. “It really makes a difference for us.”, says Alan Marlowe, their Business Manager.

New South Wales based not-for-profit, Eastern Riverina Arts received their first donation in 2016 and have not looked back. Executive Director, Tim Kurylowicz, has no hesitations in sharing the value of the reporting app, “Calxa is a surprisingly powerful budgeting and reporting tool. It gives the board of Eastern Riverina Arts clear insights into our financial activity.”

The donation program is managed by Connecting Up in Australia and TechSoup in New Zealand who help many not-for-profits getting their Technology in order. The partnership began over a decade ago providing budgeting software to grassroots Not-for-Profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

Through the alliance, Calxa makes available its Calxa Premier budgeting and cashflow forecasting software free of charge to smaller Not-for-Profit organisations that meet the eligibility criteria. Mick Devine explains, “We hope this program will allow grassroots organisations achieve the same productivity increases as their larger counterparts-freeing up resources to be directed towards core services.”

NFP organisations with turnover under $1m are encouraged to apply.


About Calxa

Calxa saves time for Businesses, Not-For-Profits and Accountants by automating budgeting, cashflow forecasting and KPIs, intelligently. The Calxa software integrates with accounting systems such as Xero, QuickBooks Online and MYOB, producing error-free reports quickly and easily. The company’s headquarters are in Townsville, Queensland.


For more information please contact:

Mick Devine

CEO Calxa Australia Pty Ltd

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +61 433 77 88 05