Fraud and Forensic Accounting Services

No nonprofit is immune to the risk of fraud — and an incident can be costly. The median loss from fraud was $85,000 at religious, charitable, and social service organizations studied in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations. Fraud can also have a long-term impact on an organization’s reputation and public trust.

CapinCrouse can help. We have been exclusively serving nonprofit organizations for over 50 years and have an in-depth understanding of the unique fraud risks nonprofits face. Our team of fraud and forensic accounting specialists includes experienced Certified Fraud Examiners and accountants trained to work with nonprofits and conduct forensic engagements.


Nonprofit Fraud and Forensic Accounting Services

We offer fraud and forensic accounting services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations.


The CapinCrouse Fraud Checkup™

Get a comprehensive, customizable analysis of your organization’s fraud risk and meaningful recommendations to reduce it.

The CapinCrouse Fraud Checkup helps identify your nonprofit’s specific fraud risks and provides practical steps and best practice tips to help prevent or detect fraud in your organization. Learn more.


Nonprofit Fraud Awareness Training

Nonprofits that provide fraud awareness training uncover fraud more than 2.5 times faster than organizations that do not, according to the 2024 ACFE report.

Our nonprofit fraud specialists can provide comprehensive, effective training for your board members, leadership, and employees on vital topics such as:

  • Common external fraud threats
  • Common occupational (internal) fraud threats
  • Red flags for occupational fraud
  • How to prevent and detect fraud in your organization
  • What to do if you suspect fraud


Forensic Accounting Services for Nonprofits

Responding effectively to allegations or suspicions of fraud and managing the resulting outcomes can be complex. Our forensic accountants have the specialized expertise to help you through this complex process.

With our customizable nonprofit forensic accounting services, your organization can benefit from:

  • Individualized examination, investigation, and analysis of potential fraud, including:
    • Asset misappropriation
    • Corruption
    • Financial statement fraud
  • A detailed report summarizing the results of our analysis
  • Litigation support and courtroom testimony

Please contact us to learn more or to schedule a free consultation to discuss any of these services.


Informative Fraud Resources and Best Practices

CapinCrouse provides a variety of free resources to help nonprofits, churches, and higher education institutions manage the risk of fraud and stay informed on current best practices and emerging issues.

Our recent nonprofit fraud and forensic accounting resources include:

Fraud Risk and Prevention Questionnaire

What’s Your Organization’s Fraud Risk?

Don’t Become a Statistic: Four Tips for Preventing Fraud at Your Organization

Navigating Current Nonprofit Fraud Risks (recorded webcast)

Four Steps to Reduce Year-end Fraud Risks

Fraud Happened. Now What?

What is Forensic Accounting – and When Might Your Nonprofit Need It?

Reducing the Temptations of Fraud in Your Church