Nearly four in five Americans believe that more financial training is needed within not-for-profit organizations, putting it on the same level as for-profit businesses, according to the results of a public opinion survey recently conducted for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Seventy-nine percent of the 1,009 respondents who participated in the ORC International CARAVAN survey for the AICPA reported that they have donated money to or volunteered services for a not-for-profit, such as a charity, foundation, social welfare or advocacy group, or religious organization. In addition, specialized professional training was considered to be significant to 78 percent of those polled. Respondents indicated that not-for-profit staffers would benefit from the same training and resources as finance professionals in other walks of life. Read more here.