Nearly every day, you’ll find the media reporting stories of fraud and cyber-crime impacting organisations. The criminals do not discriminate: big business and old folks alike are targeted and, sadly, so are the charity and not-for-profit sectors. However, we can, and should, try to do something to combat the criminals.
The Fraud Advisory Panel, together with over 40 charities, regulators, professional representative bodies and other not-for-profit stakeholders have partnered up to help combat fraud against charities. As part of this they hold an annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week and this year it was held between 21 – 25 October.
The Charity Fraud Awareness Week aims to promote openness and honesty about fraud by raising awareness and sharing best practices across the charity and not-for-profit sectors.
Various free resources, including webinars, from the 2017 and 2018 Charity Fraud Awareness Weeks are available on their website.
More information, including links to the free resources and details of how to get involved, can be found here https://www.fraudadvisorypanel.org/charity-fraud/charity-fraud-awareness-week/
Julie Downie, Senior Accounts Manager