Five ways you can protect your charity from fraud

Incidents of corruption and fraud in charities are among some of the most common compliance-breaches reported to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Unlike the private and public sectors, charities are less likely to invest in measures to stop fraud happening in the first place.

“Charities have a particular type of vulnerability that comes from a culture of trust,”.

To tackle the problem, the sector needs to look at their internal structure and take a holistic view of the issue:

  • What are your risks?
  • Awareness is key
  • Double, and then triple check
  • More than one person on the job
  • What if it’s not your fault?

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