Fraud occurs when someone acts in a dishonest way so that they receive a benefit or someone else experiences a loss. Over half the allegations of fraud within charities have related to the conduct and activities of senior and entrusted members, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), directors (those on the governing body) and financial officers (such as the treasurer). Although fraud can be committed by any staff member (paid or volunteer) or any other person who has responsibility within the organisation.
Integrity, honesty and unbiased assessment are at the core of Giving Guide’s mission. The charity sector is important to the economy and culture of Australia, We believe independently assessing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the sector beyond what is currently available is important to it's future.
Giving Guide anticipates enhancing the level of governance and transparency in the Australian charity sector. An independent charity advisor would benefit the sector by helping charities consider exceeding the existing governance standards of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) to the benefit of donors.