Community IT Innovators Nonprofit Technology Topics

Protect Your Nonprofit from Financial Fraud Pt 2

February 24, 2022 Community IT Innovators Season 3 Episode 9
Community IT Innovators Nonprofit Technology Topics
Protect Your Nonprofit from Financial Fraud Pt 2
Show Notes

In part 2,  Join cybersecurity expert Community IT Innovators CTO Matt Eshleman and Carole Melvin, financial expert from Your Part-Time Controller, for a webinar discussion of the financial threats that face nonprofit organizations and the steps you can take to protect your nonprofit from financial fraud.

Matt discusses two real life examples of a phishing email con and a typo-squatting email scam, and Carole discusses the policies and documentation that every nonprofit must have regarding data protection and incidence response. Finally, Matt and Carole provide best practices on the IT and financial tools and procedures that your nonprofit should use as a minimum to prevent wire fraud.

Community IT has developed many cybersecurity best practices resources and webinars that cover technology threats and risk assessment. We have seen a spike in the number of incidents involving financial fraud over the past year. In this webinar we provide nonprofits with tips to combat these evolving threats. 

Carole and Matt provide an overview on wirefraud, share some specific examples that they have encountered, and then talk about the steps you can take to protect your organization. 

As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied IT and security experience. Staff who are involved in processing financial transactions will find it particularly relevant, whether or not you have IT responsibilities. We also encourage IT staff charged with security to attend to learn more about additional protections in training and monitoring financial transactions that can add another line of defense against these sophisticated attacks.

Community IT is proudly vendor-agnostic and our webinars cover a range of topics and discussions. Webinars are never a sales pitch, always a way to share our knowledge with our community.


Carole Melvin is a Senior Manager/Market Leader for the Washington, DC office of Your Part‐Time Controller, LLC (YPTC).  After earning her bachelor’s degree at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her master’s degree at Boston University, she began her career as an auditor with Deloitte serving both for profit and nonprofit clients.  She went on to pursue a career in Accounting and Finance at various nonprofit organizations.   

Her combined experience includes more than 20 years of, accounting, auditing and audit management, budgeting, and best practices in nonprofit board administration.  

At YPTC, Carole is responsible for generating and managing client relationships, hiring staff, and ensuring they have a rewarding and positive work environment, as well as providing accounting, reporting and management services to nonprofit clients herself. She covered financial topics in previous webinars at YPTC.

As the Chief Technology Officer at Community IT, Matthew Eshleman is responsible for shaping Community IT’s strategy in assessing and recommending technology solutions to clients. With a deep background in network infrastructure technology he fundamentally understands how secure technology works and interoperates both in the office and in the cloud.

Matt has dual degrees in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems at Eastern Mennonite University and received his MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.

Matt is a frequent speaker at NTEN events and has presented at the Inside NGO conference and Non-Profit Risk Management Summit. He is excited to cover ways to protect your nonprofit from financial fraud in this webinar.