Finance Committee

Recent EventsWAIA
and Finance
Call for Service! Please email to join the Ad Hoc Committee to join discussions of what WAIA could consider doing with funds in excess of the recently passed prudent reserve. Recommendations will be presented during the August 2021 board meeting.

February 9: The board passed a motion to set WAIA’s prudent reserve to one year operating expenses.

Prudent Reserve Memo, 1/11/2021
Archive Committee Report on Prudent Reserve, 12/7/2021


In an effort to keep the membership informed during this challenging time we would like to share a brief three-minute video update from Leslie Backus, the Class A (nonalcoholic) treasurer of our General Service Board.

The GSO average monthly expenses are $1.4m (supported in a typical month by $730k in literature sales and $670k in contributions). April was already down to $685k, with a shortfall of $700K. This gap is expected to continue for 3-4 months without a call to the fellowship for contributions.
The full letter from GSO

May 17, 2020: Workshop Notes: Online Tools for Collecting Online/Virtual Contributions
Sample Treasurer Script
2021 Budget
(updated 2/6/2021)

2020 Final Budget

(Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet and Board reports)

February 9, 2021

January 12, 2021

2020 Monthly reports – Compiled

Resources for Treasurers

-New! SMF-223 – FAQ on Practicing the Seventh Tradition at Virtual Meetings
F-3 – Self-Support Where Money & Spirituality Mix
F-96 The AA Group Treasurer
MG-15 – AA Guidelines Finance
AA Tradition – How it Developed, Bill W. (Tradition 7 p8, 27-35) 
Traditions Checklist (Grapevine) 7th Tradition (p.3-4)

Digital Contributions Platform: This is a quick reference guide to various online digital payment platforms curated by the Intergroup serving San Francisco & Marin

This page is maintained by the WAIA Treasurer and Finance chair to share ideas and best practices for AA Treasurers in the Washington-DC metro area. If you have any questions or have items you’d like to see here, please email us at or