About Our Speaker(s)
Carol Barnard

Carol Barnard, CPA, CFE, MBA, is a Senior Manager in Aronson LLC’s Association Industry Services Group. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Carol has extensive experience with nonprofit audit and accounting issues including federal funding and related Single Audit requirements, cost principles, and compliance issues.

As a strong proponent for the nonprofit industry, Carol shares her expertise through webinars and training sessions. She was a contributing author and editor of The Financial Management Handbook for Associations and Nonprofits, published by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Carol also serves as editor-in-chief of and is a regular contributor to Aronson’s Nonprofit Report blog.

Carol is a CPA licensed in Virginia and Maryland. She earned her MBA in Accounting in 2003 and her CFE designation in 2012. Today, she plays an active role in both the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Fraud Prevention Techniques for Nonprofits (CDP918A)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Carol Barnard
60 minutes
Event Description

Prepare to Detect and Insure Against Common Threats

Nonprofit organizations are particularly susceptible to fraud—and suffer particularly devastating losses when it happens. Whether it’s one employee falsifying financial statements or a group of individuals pocketing cash, fraudulent activities can costs your organization both its funding and its reputation. What’s worse: Nonprofits and small businesses typically have far fewer robust internal fraud controls than for-profit and large corporations. Now is the time to change that.

In this information-packed webinar, audit and accounting expert Carol Barnard will teach you how often fraud occurs at nonprofits and which situations lead to the greatest losses. Get an overview of the risk, a profile of fraud perpetrators, and a list of common fraud red flags. Then, against a backdrop of real-world examples of recent nonprofit fraud, learn to better arm your organization’s defense and create a zero-tolerance culture that will keep fraudsters away.

After attending this instructive session, you will know how to institute—and firmly enforce—an anti-fraud program and internal controls. You’ll have the tools and knowledge to both prevent illegal activity and take action if your organization is hit with fraud. Remember: Educating yourself and your staff on fraud, and your organization’s intolerance for it, is the number-one way to protect the mission you’ve worked so hard to promote and fund.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you how to:

  • Understand the fraud triangle: opportunity, pressure, and rationalization
  • Identify red flags for fraud and understand fraud schemes
  • Learn from real-world examples of fraud at nonprofits from the news
  • Combat fraud with solid internal controls and good tone at the top
  • Put anti-fraud programs into place at your organization

Who Should Attend

  • Nonprofit CFOs
  • Nonprofit Controllers
  • Nonprofit Accountants at all levels
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Anyone involved in risk assessment and risk management

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