Fraud: Is Your Nonprofit Ripe for the Picking?

Fraud has always been a concern for nonprofit organizations, and it’s not going away. A recent Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report shows the median loss is more than $100,000.

Click on the following link for the article: armaninollp.com

Dave Tate’s Comments. Internal controls and the potential for fraud are very real issues for nonprofits, their management and officers, and their boards. If you are a nonprofit board member you cannot simply assume that internal controls, the accounting function, and the external audit, review or compilation are taking care of everything. Are these issues that the board has on its agenda, and that the board discusses and evaluates? Have you requested that these issues be put on the agenda? You should.

Dave Tate, Esq. and licensed CPA (inactive) in California.

Blogs: http://directorofficernews.com and http://californiaestatetrust.com

See also Tate’s Excellent Audit Committee Guide, which you can find at http://directorofficernews.com

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California Nonprofit Board and Director Standards of Care

This blog post includes a video about California nonprofit board and director standards of care including discussions about the business judgment rule, the Nonprofit Integrity Act, risk management, audit committees, and board and committee self-evaluation. Below the video you will also find a link to my paper discussing those topics in detail. Please pass this blog post to everyone who would be interested in these materials. Thank you. Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco and California).

Click on the following link for the paper discussing California nonprofit board and director standards of care, Nonprofit Board and Director Standard of Care David Tate Esq 05252015