It is much easier to identify problems early and address them promptly if you have a simple, hassle-free way for staff and volunteers to raise concerns about fraud.
Regardless of size, nature and complexity, every charity needs to move money safely if it’s to deliver its charitable objectives.
Legacies are a vital source of charitable income. But the fraud risks can be high.
The coronavirus pandemic has created new vulnerabilities which fraudsters and cybercriminals may exploit.
Good internal communications about fraud can lead to a well-informed, engaged and empowered workforce and a more fraud-resilient, ethical charity.
Performing proper due diligence in all staff and recruitment matters is an essential part of getting to know the people who work for you.
Every charity needs proper safeguards to protect its grant funding resources from misuse in financial crime, money laundering, terrorism or other criminality.
Charities working internationally can face financial crime risks due to the environments they operate in. It is essential these risks are assessed and controlled.
Some simple, low-cost security measures can go a long way towards improving a charity’s cyber defences and protecting its funds, people and data.
Gaining board-level support for counter fraud initiatives is a critical first step towards establishing effective fraud defences.
Some people and organisations that deliver exams and assessments might be exposed to incentives, and that can increase the risk of fraud or malpractice.
A small number of fundraisers are not well intentioned, or they start out with good intentions but find the allure of cash hard to resist.
Protecting personal data from accidental, negligent or malicious loss and theft should always be a high priority.
Conducting proper due diligence as part of volunteer recruitment and management is an essential part of getting to know them.
A new, rigorous, standard formula for measuring the costs of tenancy fraud.
If a charity benefits from events it needs to protect the proceeds, identify financial irregularities and recover any money that’s overdue.
Due diligence checks on your donors can help you to understand where your charity’s money is coming from.
Charities provide lifelines to those in need during times of crisis. But whenever large sums are raised there is a risk that fraudsters may try to take advantage.
Because charity shops often operate on a greater level of trust than regular retail outlets they can sometimes be seen as soft targets for both shoplifters and corrupt staff or volunteers.
An anti-fraud policy sets out a charity’s stance on preventing, detecting and responding to fraud.
Find out how to make sure your donations will help the people and causes you care about when donating through crowdfunding sites.