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Fraud Prevention in the Charity Sector
Learn how to guard your charity from fraud
Fraud and financial mismanagement are one of the most common concerns raised about charities. Even though the number of charities involved in wrongdoing is very small, the impact on the reputation of all charities can be significant.
This means fraud involving charities risks harming the public’s trust and confidence in all charities. Taking action to prevent fraud and being transparent about our processes is crucial to protecting the reputation of charities.
What’s more, charities can be victims of crime and the impact on them can be devastating.
The good news is that all charities can take some simple steps that will significantly reduce the risk of fraud.
On this course, you will look at fraud risks that are common to charities. You’ll examine who should be managing these risks and why. You will also cover numerous ways your charity can protect itself from fraud, with the help of fraud prevention resources and details to help you apply them to your charity.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Define fraud in the charity sector and identify the different types of fraud their charity may face.
- Describe the features common to charities that are fraud risks.
- Explain why Responsible Persons should manage fraud risks in a charity.
- Summarise various ways to protect charities from fraud.
- Apply resources relevant to fraud prevention to their charity.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone working in the charity sector that wants to learn more about protecting their charity from fraud.
Who developed the course?
The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities. We register and regulate Australia’s many charities. We help charities understand and meet their obligations through information, advice and guidance. We help the public understand the work of the charity sector and provide a free searchable register of Australian registered charities.
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