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10% Back to Nonprofits

The 10% Back to Nonprofits Program is our commitment to impact community service. It defines the spirit of our people, the work that unites us, and the essence of the AAF culture.

10% Back to Nonprofits

10% Back to Non Profits

Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs celebrates the many nonprofits that enrich our lives by committing to donate 10% of our net income annually back to nonprofits.

The nonprofit clients we serve have a tremendously positive impact on the employees and culture of AAFCPAs. Regardless of the mission, we are inspired daily by our awareness of all the great work that occurs by nonprofits in service to our community.

We invest real time and money into our communities. How do we donate 10%?

  • AAFCPAs company-sponsored Charitable Foundation is funded by annual contributions. The Foundation’s giving is designed to encourage employee involvement in charitable activities through employee matching gifts and other programs that support employee volunteerism.
  • We have a direct-giving program which includes direct cash and sponsorship contributions to support great nonprofits that add to the quality of life in our community.
  • We make donations of service and discounted fees to many nonprofits in need.  The AAFCPAs’ motto, “Great Minds | Great Hearts,” reflects our commitment to generosity, good corporate citizenship, and to work in a way that ensures our lives are making a difference in the world.
  • We happily share our expertise pro bono through lecturing or speaking at industry groups and nonprofit events that ultimately enrich our community, including workshops for nonprofits on UFR, UBIT, fraud mitigation, internal controls and fundraising rules & regulations in collaboration with The National Business Officers Association, The Alliance for Non-Profit Growth & Opportunity, The Providers’ Council and The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
  • All are encouraged to contribute on an individual level too.  We provide all of our employees with one paid day of service per year. Partners and many employees contribute their financial expertise on Boards of all sizes as a way of living our core value of community service.

Business is the conduit for social change.

We also believe that business is fun. Our social mission – to use the power of business as a force for good – is fundamental to our brand and at the core of everything we do.

Many of the executives who work for our nonprofit clients are under paid and over worked. We see and experience first-hand the passion they have for their cause. Our witness to this serves as a daily inspiration for every single employee of AAF.

We work every day with clients who are tackling issues like hunger & homelessness, affordable housing, education, access to healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Our clients are accomplishing great things—making a difference in our community and with the people who live in it. AAF team members cannot help but become infused with a shared passion and fully engaged in the same causes. This pride and responsibility results in exceptional service, genuine concern, and generous support.

AAFCPAs’ mission statement is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for our constituents: clients, employees, vendors, and communities. We take this very seriously and it is at the heart of everything we accomplish. As a good corporate citizen we strive to lead by example. Perhaps our example will inspire other companies to do the same. Nonprofits make our world a better place and we believe that for-profits should commit to support them in their missions, which positively impact the quality of life in the communities where we live, work, and serve.

AAFCPAs has been helping not for profits succeed and grow since our founding in 1973. Community Service is an AAF Core Value.
AAFCPAs is a privately-owned company and as such, we do not share financial information such as profitability. Regardless, we commit that at least 10% of every dollar of profit we earn annually will be donated to nonprofits that serve our communities.
Our nonprofit clients are our primary beneficiaries. We become very familiar with their missions and their needs are great. AAFCPAs is a business advisor to 350+ local, national, and international not for profit clients.
As an official commitment, 10% Back to Nonprofits started in 2014, but the culture of giving has been a part of the firm for 40+ years. The concept started with Herb Alexander, the founder of AAFCPAs. Since our inception in 1973, Herb and AAF have been committed to “community service,” which is one of the firm’s core values.   Giving back, service, and generosity will always be part of the AAF spirit.
Our fellow for-profit clients fully respect our commitment to live out our mission and efforts to benefit the community. Many also generously support non-profit organizations as well and thus we feel camaraderie with them. Occasionally, we serve as a bridge between our for-profit and nonprofit clients, which benefits everyone. Our generosity to non-profits defines the authenticity of the AAF brand which is received positively by all who do business with us.