In the world of global philanthropy, financial transparency is the holy grail. When Pathfinder International heard about a solution that would allow tracking of donor funds from initial receipt down to in-country usage at the click of a button, it was a no-brainer.
‘Robo’ treasury is one of many buzzwords that have topped headlines in recent months. If we want to believe the hype then the treasurer’s days are numbered, and we are all to be replaced by faceless, super-efficient and infallible machines producing copious and flawless results. So how much of this is true? Are treasurers slowly but surely becoming redundant?