Charities can be an easy target for fraudsters. However, background checks and integrity due diligence are an effective tool in detecting risks associated with an individual or entity which may impact on a decision to employ, hire or do other business with them or the way in which you may engage with and trust them.  

Background checks and integrity due diligence, especially where the other party provides necessary consent for certain checks to be done, can identify potential integrity risks arising from false identity, criminal records, insolvency, litigation, false qualifications and credentials, questionable associations and adverse media.

This is just one area of fraud risk, and opportunity for prevention, faced by Charities and Not for Profit organisations, see further detailed discussion on broader fraud and corruption risks here  http://www.grantthornton.com.au/en/client-alerts/2015/fraud-in-focus/