Fraud & Corruption: Mitigating a Top NGO Risk

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Fraud & Corruption: Mitigating a Top NGO Risk

March 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to March 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Washington , DC , United States

Language: English

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Although we all aim to prevent it, fraud can happen in any organization. When you’re prepared for it, it can be a learning opportunity and a chance to review and strengthen controls. When handled improperly, it can pose an existential threat to your organization. The good news is that many organizations are tackling this risk and there are proven processes and resources you can use to minimize these occurrences and demonstrate due diligence. Through case studies, peer-to-peer sharing, and frank, open discussion, this 1 1/2-day symposium provides the strategies and good practices you need to mitigate fraud and corruption. 

Who Should Attend

This event is a “must-attend” for:

  • Internal audit and compliance staff
  • Legal staff
  • Senior finance and operations staff
  • Leaders and others in executive management positions

Topics to be Discussed 

Our panel of senior leaders, legal experts, fraud examiners, and audit firm professionals, as well as government and donor representatives will provide technical know-how and practical advice on the following topics:

  • Prevalent types of fraud within the NGO sector
  • Deterrence strategies including instilling a culture of ethics, key elements in fraud policy, and how to build staff and partner capacity
  • Prevention approaches and tools including hotlines, risk analysis tools, and how to identify the signs of fraud
  • Practical strategies for organizational risk management 


The Inside NGO Advantage

For 40 years, InsideNGO has been "inside" the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world's most pressing social issues. Our learning and convening activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our training programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today's complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.

CPE Credits

Participants at the workshop will earn 12 CPE credits and receive a certificate of attendance. The course level is Basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Auditing (Government).

InsideNGO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Location & Hotel

University of California - Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW
Washington, DC  20036

The nearest Metro stop to the workshop is Farragut North on the Red Line. Find a map of the DC metro system here.

Participants are responsible for making and paying for their own hotel/lodging arrangements. We have found that usually offers comparable or even lower rates than we are able to negotiate. We recommend attendees look for hotels in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Check out some suggestions for convenient hotels.