Fighting Fraud & Bribery in NGOs

Fighting Fraud & Bribery in NGOs

This workshop is available as an English In-Person workshop (In-house only). 

Defense begins with knowledge, tools, resources. We provide them all; and help you build the battle plan in “fighting fraud and bribery in NGOs” a workshop built on experience, realism and accountability. This highly participatory workshop builds the skills and confidence of NGO managers and staff to prevent fraud and bribery before it happens, detect it when it does, and manage incidences effectively.  Our expert facilitators will begin with examining what fraud and bribery are (and what they aren’t) and explain the motivations for why even good people commit both fraud and bribery.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the seven parts of the Zero Tolerance Approach and the five elements of a holistic Anti-Fraud framework
  • Identify the required content of key anti-fraud & bribery policies and processes
  • Assess fraud & bribery risk in your programs, and develop strategies to avoid encountering bribery, and controls to respond to the risks
  • Set up and provide guidance for a Fraud Response Team in your organization
  • Effectively manage incidences of fraud, or allegations of fraud and bribery, taking actions which are appropriate, fair and firm

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

NGO staff who proactively manage the risk of fraud & bribery in their organization, such as:

  • Senior managers of national NGOs, such as Directors, Board Members, or Program, Operations and Finance Managers
  • Staff in international NGOs who work with local partners, such as Desk Officers and Program Managers

This workshop is most relevant to NGOs with more than 12-15 staff, or an annual budget greater than USD 350,000. It may also be of interest to NGO internal auditors.

If you’re still not sure if this workshop is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can help!

Want to develop your own Anti-Fraud policy as part of the workshop?

This workshop can also be delivered to a group of organizations spread over 4 days with time build in throughout to develop and tailor your own Anti-Fraud policy, based on Humentum’s template here. This works best if there are 2-5 people from each organization who are senior enough to advise on policy decisions internally. 

Further Information

Humentum’s Finance for NGO Leaders Learning Pathway


The Finance for NGO Leaders learning pathway is a comprehensive learning pathway specifically for leaders of NGOs across the globe who want to get a comprehensive overview of how their finance function should operate. Start this learning pathway today and grow your and your organization’s confidence in Financial Management.

The two other workshops that form the Finance for NGO Leaders Learning Pathway are:
Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) are not awarded at the end of this workshop. 

Learning Approach


In-person workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning.

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Practice areas

Finance Management, Compliance

In-house client workshops

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