Expression of Interest to apply for a National Community Partnership with MYOB

Good2Give are working with MYOB to identify their National Community Partnership(s) from March 2019 to March 2021.

Invitation to apply for National Community Partnership(s)
$100,000 per year for 3 years (dependent on needs) 2019 ­- 2021

 Background: MYOB Group Ltd (ASX: MYO) is a leading provider of online business management solutions. It makes business life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses and accountants across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, job costing, inventory and more.

MYOB operates across three core segments – Clients and Partners (business solutions to SMEs and Advisers); Enterprise Solutions (larger businesses) and Payment Solutions.

It provides ongoing support through client service channels including a network of over 40,000 accountants, bookkeepers and other consultants.

It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly through its Connected Practice Strategy and through the development of the MYOB Platform.

 Purpose: At MYOB we’re proud to continue our 26-year history of delivering intelligent and intuitive business solutions that make life easier for our clients. Our solutions save time, simplify processes and take away stress, so that anyone running a business can focus on what’s important to them. We understand success is personal, and we’ll continue to seek ways to make every part of business life easier.

Vision: “Connected Practice”, where seamless connectivity allows businesses and advisers to collaborate in real-time. The rewards of automation and accurate data feeds are significant, and we’re excited to see more and more accountants, bookkeepers and small business advisers join us on the Connected Practice journey.

The MYOB Way: At the heart of everything we do lies The MYOB Way. A powerful combination of our Vision, Values and Experience. It is who we are, how we act and everything that makes us uniquely MYOB. Click here for the MYOB Way Video.

  • MYOB’s Community Investment Program: Running a small business is exciting but being responsible for the company’s success or failure can take its toll and present a number of challenges leading to mental exhaustion, stress, anxiety, depression and suicide.
  • MYOB’s Community Investment Program seeks to help more businesses succeed by delivering measurable improvements in Mental Health awareness, wellbeing and outcomes for the owners and founders of small businesses and start-ups across Australia & New Zealand.

In particular, we will achieve this by:

  1. Investing in/enabling thought leadership to create shared value across our clients, small business and government
  2. Collaborating with experts and community organisations to research issues and develop best practice models to address mental health issues specifically small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-up founders
  3. Contributing accounting products, financial support, employee time and public relations efforts to the partner organisation/s
  4. Contributing research resources and public relations efforts to the cause more generally as part of the MYOB Community Investment strategy.

MYOB welcomes the insights of prospective partners in identifying innovative or different ways to meet the objective of improving mental health in the small business sector across Australia and New Zealand where MYOB operates.

MYOB wishes to identify one or more national Community Partner/s that help us deliver our Community Investment Program objectives, and make positive, measurable impact in the communities in which MYOB operates across ANZ.

Please review and respond to the partnership criteria by 5pm AEST for Australian organisations and 7pm NZDT for New Zealand organisations, 11th January 2019, if you would like to be considered for this exciting new partnership.

For any questions please email

We look forward to receiving your application.


The Good2Give Team


National Community Partnership Selection Process

Type of partnership National Community Partnership/s
Definition Open to Australian organisations with Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and New Zealand donee organisations whose status has been confirmed by Inland Revenue for the purposes of LD1.
Value of partnership $100,000 pa in financial and in-kind support from March 2019 – to March 2021, start-up costs will be considered.

MYOB funding, employee giving, and client contributions is estimated at $54,000.

PR and Government Relations, Product and Time are estimated at $46,000.

Who can apply NFP’s and/or Social Enterprises, who align to MYOB purpose and vision and who are:

  • Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and New Zealand donee organisations whose status has been confirmed by Inland Revenue for the purposes of LD1
  • Legal entities, registered in Australia and/or New Zealand and have an ABN and or NZBN.
  • Desirable to have a presence in Australia and New Zealand across these locations and ideally have a National focus.  MYOB offices and employees are based in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Christchurch, Hastings and Wellington.
  • Must be credible, professional and maintain the highest standards of clear, transparent auditing and reporting relevant to Australia and/or New Zealand.
  • Must have (or be open to work towards) the staff, systems, strategy, structure and process to manage a three-year partnership with MYOB including research, fundraising, giving and volunteering initiatives.
  • Must manage operations and finances effectively to maximise donations reaching desired beneficiaries.
  • Uniquely positioned in relevant sector and offer competitor exclusivity.
  • Be able to evidence clear social impact and outcomes.
Who can’t apply
  • Individuals.
  • Organisations registered outside Australia and New Zealand.
  • Government organisations or agencies.
  • Organisations who are directly or indirectly affiliated with a political party.
  • Organisations who are directly or indirectly affiliated with a religious institution or openly support a specific faith.
  • Organisations who are directly or indirectly affiliated with the promotion of military pursuits.
  •  Organisations who are endorsed or seek the support of celebrities that contradict MYOBs values.
  • Organisations who are advocates on political and/or religious issues.
  • Organisations who are or have been investigated or convicted under criminal or civil law.
  • Organisations seeking business sponsorship.
  • Organisations associated with a direct competitor to MYOB.

The following activities will not be eligible for support within a partnership:

  • Projects which have been completed or for expenses already incurred.
  • Business sponsorship.
How to apply Applicants can apply by completing the questionnaire here. Please note you will need to complete this in one go. We have attached a copy for your reference.

Complete the questionnaire and email any supporting documentation, by 5pm AEST for Australian organisations and 7pm NZDT for New Zealand organisations on 11th January 2019.

Assessment National Community Partnership applications will be assessed via the following:

  1. Pre-eligibility assessment by Good2Give (to discount those who don’t comply to the mandatory requirements or selection criteria)
  2. Individual Assessment (review each application and rank the relevance to MYOB’s key partnership criteria, including mandatory requirements)
  3. Reviewed by Good2Give and MYOB to assess and shortlist for invitation to present

Good2Give will invite successful applicants to present to MYOB’s community partnership selection panel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, during the last working week of February 2019 with an exact date to be determined and communicated in January 2019.

Good2Give will provide presenters with clear guidelines for the presentations and support a final review of presentations one week prior to the day.

All applications, either successful or not, will be notified by Good2Give.  MYOB will not be providing feedback for applications.

Good2Give will provide feedback on behalf of MYOB for unsuccessful community organisations who have presented.

Selection Criteria National Community Partner Selection Criteria:

  • Australian Business Number (ABN) with Deductible Gift Recipient, with gifts deductible under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30-15 of the Tax Act and/or New Zealand NZBN.
  • Organisation must be based in Australia and/or New Zealand and work towards delivery of program across Australia and New Zealand.
  • Desirable to have a presence (or alliance) across ANZ in areas of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Christchurch, Hastings and Wellington, and ideally be national, while remaining relevant to local communities.
  • A clear vision, strong management and governance structure with a Board of Directors, supported by robust auditing and reporting processes.
  • A recognised brand, either a market leader in mental health services and/or research, or potential to become market leader.
  • Has the appropriate number of people and resources to ensure it effectively delivers on its mission. With the financial capability to sustain activities and manages finances well.
  • Achieves long-term change by setting realistic, achievable goals.
  • Align with MYOB’s vision and purpose; as well as its brand and organisational values – mutual/cooperative in nature.
  • Is able to demonstrate a measurable impact on the lives of the people it supports through outcome reporting.
  • Be willing to be a true shared-value partner, open to co-design Partnership objectives.
  • Support our broader Community to improve mental health, with a focus on:
  • Business owners and founders – definition includes small business, entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Provide evidence of existing or potential for skilled employee volunteering nationally.
  • Ability to collaborate with team members in scoping skilled and unskilled volunteering opportunities for the development of a volunteering engagement strategy.
  • Ability to collaborate with MYOB on designing and executing workplace giving and general giving campaigns to maximise employee engagement and total contribution to partnership.
  • Ability to collaborate to research issues and develop best practice models to address mental health issues specifically small business owners, entrepreneurs and start-up founders.


Timeline for National Community Partnership/s selection process:

Community Organisations Application to Apply closed by 11th January 2019 5pm AEST or 7pm NZDT.

Date Action
Applications Open

7th December 2018

Invitations sent to Community Organisations with link for Application to Apply
Applications Closed

11th January 2019

31st January 2019 Shortlisted Community Organisations receive invitation to present to Panel
15th February 2019 Community Organisations Presentations due back to Good2Give for review
w/c 25th February 2019, date tbc

10am – 5pm AEST

MYOB Community Partnership Presentations in Melbourne  
8th March 2019, date tbc Successful Community Partner/s contact by MYOB and Good2Give and next steps agreed
March 2019 National Community Partnership/s announced publicly

Please note: Timelines are subject to change.

For any questions please email