Americans value the work and contributions of the nation’s not-for-profit organizations. Now, in a finding that provides further evidence of the sector’s growing economic importance, a public opinion survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has revealed that nearly four in five Americans believe not-for-profit employees should be exposed to the same training as finance professionals at other businesses.
Seventy-nine percent of those surveyed in a recent ORC International CARAVAN survey for the AICPA reported that they have donated money to or volunteered for a not-for-profit organization (such as a charity, foundation, social welfare or advocacy group or religious organization). In addition, specialized professional training was an important consideration for a significant majority – 78 percent. They believe employees of not-for-profits should get the same training and resources as other finance professionals. Read more here.