Nonprofit Fraud – 3-Part Series

Back by popular demand! Join us and learn about fraud prevention and detection within nonprofits during our free, three-part series: Nonprofit Fraud: What You Need to Know. Learn about common fraud schemes perpetrated on nonprofits – and how to prevent them!

Part I – THE FRAUD
Thursday, October 31, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In Part I of our three-part series, you will learn: Why you need to be educated about fraud in your organization. A few statistics and facts about fraud and nonprofits. Who commits fraud and why. Common types of fraud in nonprofits. Three case studies involving common nonprofits fraud schemes.

Part II – THE DETECTION
Tuesday, November 19, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In this seesion, you will learn: How to detect fraud perpetrators – is it possible? What are the red flags of fraud? Fraud detection techniques and how to employ them in your organization. What to do when you uncover a fraud.

Part III – THE PREVENTION
Thursday, December 12, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

In the final session, you will learn: The primary factors that contribute to fraud in nonprofits. Detective controls versus preventive controls. Actions and tools used to reduce the risk of fraud.

Register for the free sessions by following the links above, or via the Raffa Learning Community page.

Learn more about our Fraud Investigation & Prevention Services.

The sessions will be lead by our in-house experts:

Lawrence J. Hoffman, CPA/CFF, CVA, CFE is a senior partner at Raffa, PC and leads the firm’s Forensic Accounting Practice. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Valuation Analyst, and Certified Fraud Examiner, and Larry holds a private investigators license in Virginia. He has over 35 years experience in forensic accounting, audit and accounting, and tax experience in public accounting and the private sector. Larry has conducted and led teams of forensic accountants on fraud audits and investigations, including fraudulent financial statements, misappropriations of assets and embezzlements; money laundering, kickbacks, bribery and conflicts of interest; insurance claims; bankruptcy; financial institutions and loan fraud. Larry also has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and related pension and employee benefit plans, including fraud matters involving the nonprofit sector. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars.

Leslie C. Kirsch, CFE is a manager with Raffa’s Forensic Accounting Practice. A Certified Fraud Examiner by the ACFE, Leslie spent nine years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office performing forensic audits, investigations, performance audits, and financial audits. She has conducted fraud, waste, and abuse audits and investigations on a wide variety of topics, including federal contractor/grantee eligibility fraud and integrity issues; federal tax collection program integrity; abuse of government purchase cards, travel cards, and premium class travel privileges; employment of sex offenders and child abusers at schools and child care facilities; passport application fraud; and the manufacture and marketing of herbal dietary supplements. She has expertise in designing and executing computer–assisted audit techniques for the identification of fraud and her work has resulted in hundreds of referrals to law enforcement agencies, as well as numerous congressional testimonies.

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