Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-12-2016

School

School of Business

Major

Accounting

Keywords

Accounting, Non-Profits, Government funding, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Abortion

Disciplines

Accounting | Nonprofit Administration and Management | Nonprofit Organizations Law

Abstract

Accounting creates a framework for providing transparency in an organization. This foundation is especially important in not-for-profit entities because government grants and contributions often compose significant portions of overall revenues and receipts. An overview of non-profit standards and the government system of distributing funds provides insight into non-profits as a whole and enables the study of specific organizations. As the nation’s largest provider of abortion and family planning services, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an especially important organization to study and understand. It receives significant funds from federal and state governments and should receive equally significant evaluation by government decision-makers and public taxpayers.

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